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'Daily Show' correspondent Jessica Williams heading to USF

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Jessica Williams of the Daily Show.

Comedy Central Jessica Williams of the Daily Show.

TAMPA — The Daily Show's Jessica Williams will bring her raucous observations on Congress and free-wheeling jokes on racism to the University of South Florida lecture series Thursday night.

Williams, who at 26 was the youngest-ever correspondent The Daily Show ever hired, plans to show clips from the program and talk about the behind-the-scenes process of reporting for a fake news show.

She'll have a lot of insight into what makes the show a success since her tenure began before award-winning former host Jon Stewart departed this summer.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at USF's Marshall Student Center, 4103 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa. The ballroom fills fast, officials say, so plan to arrive early. For information, visit uls.usf.edu or call (813) 974-2011.

If you go

Jessica Williams at the USF Lecture Series: The event is open to the public but it's a good idea to arrive early; seating is limited and it usually fills up fast. Free. University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-2011. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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