Research Spotlight - John Adkins

Author: Kelly Girst

John Atkins on Saturday Night Live set

John Adkins

Major: Film, Television, and Theatre
Research Location: New York City

John conducted a creative thesis project that culminated in the writing and production of an original, late-night comedy show. With his Glynn funding, he took a trip to NYC where he attended tapings of The Daily Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers and interviewed industry professionals.

John says, “I would not have been able to afford a trip to New York City without the kindness of the Glynn Family and the Glynn Family Honors Program. The experience granted me the opportunity to witness the production of two of my favorite late-night shows. Additionally, I was given a private tour of Saturday Night Live––my all-time favorite comedy show. I'm incredibly grateful!”