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Comedy Congress live in the Crawford Family Forum!




Greg Proops, Patt, Alonzo Bodden, and Ben Gleib after Comedy Congress live from the Crawford Family Forum
Greg Proops, Patt, Alonzo Bodden, and Ben Gleib after Comedy Congress live from the Crawford Family Forum
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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. It’s been over a month since Republicans mercilessly beat up on House Democrats and yet the lame duck continues to quack away, with tax cuts, gays in the military and immigration killing any notion of bipartisanship. In the strange world that is politics liberals may have become more irritated with President Obama than conservatives, and the president himself seems irritated with everyone—perfect for comedic fodder. 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 and Showtime’s The Green Room; named one of "Six Comedians who Could be Comedy’s Next Big Thing" in Esquire, and a regular panelist on the E! Network’s Chelsea Lately

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 Bob on the popular children’s series Bob the Builder on PBS and a regularly touring stand up comedian, coming to a comedy club near you!