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Comedy Congress live from the Crawford Family Forum!

Ben Gleib, Patt Morrison, Aisha Tyler, and Alonzo Bodden
Ben Gleib, Patt Morrison, Aisha Tyler, and Alonzo Bodden
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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. Budget pandemonium is in full effect as Republicans race to slash social services, leaving poor, sick & helpless grandmothers in their wake, while Democrats do a lot of hand wringing and crying and not much else. And it's always fun to laugh at a gloriously uninspiring field of GOP presidential candidates. 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.


Aisha Tyler, touring stand-up comic; staring in the new TV series “XIII”; voice actor on the FX series “Archer”; and star in former TV shows, “Friends,” “24,” “CSI,” and the “Ghost Whisperer”; former host of the E! Channel “Talk Soup”

Alonzo Bodden, winner of Season 3 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and regular performer and field correspondent for "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno; guest star on several TV shows and movies; his new DVD “Who’s Paying Attention” is available at Amazon

Ben Gleib, touring stand up comic, regular panelist on the E! Network’s "Chelsea Lately", regular performer on the CBS "The Late Late Show," and on NBC’s "Last Call" with Carson Daly; host of Yahoo.com’s “Behind Enemy Lines” and the face of MySpace News; named one of "Six Comedians who Could be Comedy’s Next Big Thing" in Esquire