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Comedy Congress - Hosted by Patt Morrison

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions

Comedy Congress live from the Crawford Family Forum! The only true medicine for the pain of politics is laughter—after all, if we weren’t laughing at the (mostly) unintentional humor emanating from Washington D.C. and state capitols, chances are we’d be crying. As Republicans take over the House gridlock has settled into Congress while both sides insist on refighting old fights. Haven’t we seen this healthcare reform movie before? Budget battles, hand-wringing over the Middle East and a half-hearted attempt at civility in politics all just means more comedic material for us. Tomorrow we’ll probably cry about our lost jobs, but today join us in laughing at the madness of it all—the truth hurts far less when it’s told by comedians. Special Guests: Greg Proops, regular actor & host of TV shows, movies and game shows—he is a regular performer on the American, British-original and touring versions of the improvisational show “Whose Line is it Anyway?”; he has a new podcast available on iTunes called “The Smartest Man in the World”; he’s the voice of the popular children’s series “Bob the Builder on PBS; and he is a regularly touring stand up comedian, coming to a comedy club near you! Alonzo Bodden, winner of season 3 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and host of the Speed Channel show 101 Cars You Must Drive, regular performer and field correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and guest star on several TV shows and movies Ben Gleib, regular performer at the Hollywood Improv; you’ve seen him on the CBS The Late Late Show, and on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly & Showtime’s The Green Room; named one of "Six Comedians who Could be Comedy’s Next Big Thing" in Esquire & a regular panelist on the E! Network’s Chelsea Lately To listen to this event, please visit the PATT MORRISON website.