“Saturday Night Live” cast member Mikey Day plays Maroon 5 vocalist Adam Levine in a recent SNL sketch. Screenshot from video by SNL.

Mikey Day is one of the “Saturday Night Live” cast members who’s still on the show after eight others left over the summer, but next week he’s spending a Wednesday night live in Baltimore.

Day is coming to the Johns Hopkins University to be the next speaker in the prestigious Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, a student-run lecture series that aims to bring “world-class” speakers to the Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles St.

Day, 42, is an actor, comedian and writer who joined “Saturday Night Live” as a writer for its 39th season in 2013-14 and has been a cast member since 2016. He’s also the host of the Netflix baking contest series “Is It Cake?”

Day will appear at Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus on Oct. 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Established in 1967, the Eisenhower series has a history of alternating serious speakers such as Nelson Mandela and Senator Bernie Sanders with humorists such as Kenan Thompson, Will Ferrell, Seth Meyers and Kurt Vonnegut, for discussions that are “fresh, cutting and at times unsettling.” Its theme for fall 2022 is “The Road Ahead,” and its first speaker this fall was LGBTQ+ activist Jim Obergefell in September.

After Day, the next speaker in the free series will be Marie Yovanovitch, former U. S. Ambassador to Ukraine, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9. She’ll follow her talk at 8 p.m. with a book signing for her 2022 memoir, “Lessons from the Edge.”

On Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., the symposium will feature Len Necefer, a climate change activist and founder of NativesOutdoors, a sporting goods and advocacy organization that supports Indigenous peoples.

Avatar photo

Ed Gunts

Ed Gunts is a local freelance writer and the former architecture critic for The Baltimore Sun.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *