Comedian John Mulaney will be paid $50,000 in student fees to speak for one hour in a free virtual event for UF students and faculty Thursday at 6:30 p.m., according to the event contract.
Accent Speakers Bureau, a student-run organization funded by UF Student Government, announced Friday they will be hosting Mulaney’s event over Microsoft Teams. However, the contract said that Mulaney would be speaking over a Zoom room provided by UF.
The show will start with a welcome from Accent, and it will be followed by a 45-minute moderated conversation and a 15-minute student Q&A. Mulaney must approve all questions for the Q&A, according to the contract.
The show cannot be recorded, photographed or broadcasted in any way, according to the contract.
The event is only available to UF students, the contract said. Accent Chair Steven Wolf previously wrote in an email to The Alligator that UF faculty members can also attend.
There are currently more than 700 students that are going and more than 2000 that are interested, according to the Facebook event.
In Fall, Accent paid Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle $50,000 total to speak on campus to UF students. The program has hosted other speakers including John Kasich, former presidential candidate and Ohio governor, and actor Josh Peck in the past.
Mulaney also spoke virtually at Northwestern University through Zoom Monday, according to The Daily Northwestern. It is unclear how much he was be paid.
Mulaney shared behind-the-scenes stories about the start of his career, his time at Saturday Night Live and his stand-up specials during Thursday's event.
Meghan is a second-year UF English major. She is currently the university news editor, and in the past she’s been the SG reporter, a university general assignment reporter and a university news assistant. In her free time, she likes to read and eat sour candy.