Patt Morrison for October 1, 2010

Comedy Congress from the Crawford Family Forum!

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Patt, Alonzo Bodden, Ben Gleib, and Marc Maron during Comedy Congress 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. Only five weeks until the much anticipated midterm elections, and you can tell because the collective hysteria and volume from politicians across the country is on the rise. As Tea Partiers clash with labor unions—a battle between ideologies AND waistlines—and our President flails away in an attempt to get anybody to believe in hope again, it might be hard to make sense of all the political nonsense. 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:

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

Marc Maron, a regularly touring stand up comic who has had his own specials on HBO and Comedy Central, a frequent guest on Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O’Brian host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron and a veteran host of political talk shows


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