Patt Morrison for May 22, 2009

Comedy Congress

A miserable, sinking economy and rancorous debate in Washington D.C. over everything from torture to swine flu--just when politics is enough to make you cry, it's usually best to laugh instead. In its own unique way, Comedy Congress is always up to the challenge. Who says humor can't reign in an era of hope? The unintentional humor flowed throughout the first three months of the Obama Administration and we're here to cover it all: Nancy Pelosi did her best impersonation of a punching bag while Arlen Specter did his best impersonation of Benedict Arnold. Remember, the truth hurts far less when it's told by comedians.


  • Ben Gleib, regular performer at the Hollywood Improv; recently named one of "Six Comedians who Could be Comedy's Next Big Thing" in Esquire; performed on CBS' "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn";; writer for Collegehumor.com; and according to his autobiography, a former Lakers girl

  • John Fugelsang, over 20 appearnace on Bill Mahrer; a contributor to CNN, CNBC, Fox News and the HuffingtonPost. He has guest starred in TV shows "CSI" and "Providence"

  • Alonzo Bodden, winner of season 3 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and is now a judge on the comedy contest; regular field correspondent for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"


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