Patt Morrison for May 28, 2010

Comedy Congress from the Crawford Family Forum!

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Comedy Congress

The comedic material emanating from Washington D.C., and state capitols across the country, is enough to make any sitcom writer jealous, even if most of that comedy is unintentional. Our motto on Comedy Congress is that just when politics makes you want to cry, it’s usually best to laugh. Today we laugh at the asinine politics and blame game surrounding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, we laugh at a Republican who thinks the Civil Rights Act was a bad idea and a Democrat who pretended to serve in Vietnam, and much more. 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.

Guests:

Greg Proops, regular actor & host of TV shows, movies and game shows—you can catch him on Who Wants to be a Millionaire on the USA Network; he is a regular performer on both the American & British-original version of Whose Line is it Anyway?; he plays a recurring character on the HBO series Flight of the Concords; 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 Travel Channel show Worst Drivers in America, premiering on March 14; 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, on the CBS The Late Late Show, and on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly; 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


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