Ken takes you behind the scenes on Capitol Hill, The White House & the media.  Funny & truthy!  Great Music, Wicked Funny Parodies, Audience Sing-Along, Unforgettable!  “If you sometimes think life inside The Beltway is like another planet – this show is for you!” – The Boston Globe  “Political comedy’s new kid on the block.”- Rachel Ray, The Washington Diplomat.  Appearing monthly National Press Club.


Lobbyists Love Ken Rynne’s “The Lobbyist”

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At our Saturday night Press Club show, two audience members approached “recovering lobbyist” Ken to ask for the lyrics to his spoof  “The Lobbyist” (Parody of The Wanderer).  One said she was a lobbyist and wanted to sing it to her colleagues.  The other said that after hearing “The Lobbyist” she was inspired to become a one.  Now that’s a first!


Ken Rynne’s Planet Washington “ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION 2016″ @ Press Club Sold Out!


  • Thanks again to our friends, old and new, in the “political comedy community” for the tremendous response in laughter, applause, and especially joining in the music at our National Press Club show.  Among the side-splitting hits:
  • Celebrating the new Cruz/Fiorina collaboration where Carly promises to make Ted “Popular, just not as popular as she,” (Parody of Wicked’s Popular)
  • And Breaking News: From N.C. “Pardon me pal, but are you in the right rest room?”
  • Reviewing Hilary’s record “Hillary, the once  First Lady.”  Trump’s boasts “New Yawk, New Yawk,” and “Mr Sanders” promises.
  • Writer/performer Ken Rynne, Pianist/singer Frank Plumer, and Singer/comedian Rachel Panay grabbed the Press Club audience by tyhe funnybone at 7:30 and didn’t let them go til 9:15.  Laughter and singing by all provided a welcome respite from the daily dysfunction of the election process!
  • Laughter still IS the best medicine – even under Obamacare.

National Press Club Show April 30


***Tickets Available At The Door Until 7:15 PM Date of Performance***


original inside-Washington musical political comedy spoofs                                   Exclusive Show at The Washington Press Club & You Are Invited!


“Electoral Dysfunction 2016″
If dysfunction lasts more than 4 years, call an election.

Featuring Vocalist Rachel Panay, “Recovering” Lobbyist Ken Rynne, & Pianist Frank Plumer

Frank, Ken, Rachel, & Audience Member. (4/2015)

We Entertain, Explain, & Defang Washington, the Media – and more.
With Laughter, Song, Audience Interaction,  & Truthy Inside Stories!

Former aide to Senate leadership, banker, lawyer-lobbyist, Boston Irish tenor, Ken writes lyrics that make the insanely silly behavior in DC even funnier!                               It’s a bi-partisan skewering.

“They laughed when I went into comedy.
They’re not laughing now.” – Ken

Ken is aided and abetted in this conspiracy of mirth by a virtuoso piano accompanist Frank Plumer and our featured torch singer Rachel Panay.  (If the fire marshall allows.)

Ken Rynne’s PLANET WASHINGTON has performed at Colleges and Universities, Association Meetings, Political Events, Clubs, Civic Organizations, and Private Events – wherever 2 or 3 are gathered–with cash.  We’ve received acclaim in newspapers,, television, radio, and  the social media.

“If laughter is still the best medicine then Ken Rynne is a one-man Mayo Clinic!”
– Mark Shields, PBS NewsHour

“Ken is a natural showman. He weaves current news into songs that have audiencs howling.” Del Ross, InterContinental Hotels

“Great Show! Potent! Pithy! Funny! And you have  a better piano player than I do! ” – Mark Russell, Satirist

Exclusive Engagement
The National Press Club
Yes, You Can Come, You Do NOT Have To Be A Member
529 14th St., NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

Saturday, April 30, 7:30 pm

*** Tickets Available at the Door Until 7:15PM Date of Performance***                                 Advance Tickets $35 @ Eventbrite  Tickets:

Separate Pre-Show Dinner Option: The Fourth Estate Restaurant in The Press Club is Open to the Public (with free parking) Dinner info: 202.662.7638

Preview our Comedy
when news breaks, we fix it


President Assures Public: “No Specific & Credible Threat” —– Well I feel reassured.


Ken’s ‘Home for the Holidays’ Parody

Oh! The Homeland is safe for the holidays
Cause no matter how far away your fete
When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze
For the holidays there’s not a “specific & credible threat”

I met a man who lives in Tennessee, and he was headin’ for,
Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie
From Pennsylvania folks are travellin’
Down to Dixie’s sunny shore,
From Atlantic to Pacific,
Gee the gun sales are terrific!

Oh! The Homeland is safe for the holidays,
‘Cause no matter how far away your fete
When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze,
For the holidays there’s not a “specific & credible threat”
For the holidays — so far – there is no threat.

Merry Christmas & Kevlar vests to all!

Sold-Out Crowd at National Press Club Dinner Featuring Planet Washington



Ken Rynne’s PLANET WASHINGTON at The National Press Club Saturday night. A SOLD OUT dinner show at The Club’s Fourth Estate Restaurant spoofing Washington, the media, whatever is in the news. “When news breaks, we fix it.” Pianist Frank Plumer, Ken Rynne, Guest Singer Rachel Panay, and Special Guest Mark Russell. Join us next time!  One of DC’s greatest secrets:  the show – and The Fourth Estate – is open to the pubic.  And unbelievably,  FREE PARKING.


Ted Cruz Is Running For President! Of Liberty University


Ted John Lennon Cruz: “IMAGINE” Liberty U Concert


Imagine there’s no Obamacare / It’s easy if you try

No care for 24 million / Liberty for every gal and guy

Imagine all us Christians / Living for today…

Imagine there’s no taxes/ It isn’t hard to do

No IRS agents / One big religion too

Imagine all the people/ in a shining city on a hill…
You may say I’m a dreamer/ But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us/ And the Christian world will be as one.

“God is not finished with America” -T Cruz
Apparently there is more punishment to come.
during mandatory student assembly at


National Press Club April 25

You’re Invited: National Press Club Dinner Show April 25

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Chef Susan Delbert & Comic Ken Rynne
Cordially Invite You
To a Night of Fine Dining & Witty Musical Satire
at The National Press Club

(Pictured: Harry Truman & Lauren Bacall at previous Press Club dinner @ 1945)
Elegant Dining…
The Fourth Estate Restaurant serves stylish American food in the historic National Press Club. Executive chef Susan Delbert uses locally grown produce and meats for a menu that elevates taste above trendiness. Susan has prepared prix fixe courses – salad, entree, and desserts – for your enjoyment.

…And Fun After-Dinner Entertainment…
Former Hill Staffer & Capitol Step Ken Rynne and his accompanist known together as Planet Washington, take you behind the scenes in DC and beyond. Funny. Truthy. Great Music. Wicked Funny Parodies. Video:

“Great Show! Potent! Pithy! Funny! And you have a better piano player than I do!” – Mark Russell, Political Satire Legend

…in a one-of-a-kind historic setting.



Dinner & Show: $50

Make Your Reservations Today
Exclusively Through Eventbrite:

Saturday April 25, 2015
Seatings from 6:30 pm
Show from 7:30 – 8:30

The Fourth Estate at the National Press Club
13th Floor of The National Press Building
529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045

PMI-1325 G Street NW Washington DC 20045
when news breaks, we fix it

You are Invited to The National Press Club, Apl 25! Ken Rynne Skewers Planet Washington!

SOUL 10The Press Club’s extraordinary restaurant, The Fourth Estate, has prepared prix fixe dinners to delight your taste buds.  Ken & Frank will roast the newsmakers and and the media who love them – in comedy and wicked song parody. Mark the date.  Details to follow

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Nov 15 SOLD OUT! See You Next Time! : Come Laugh Between Elections & Thanksgiving – Turkeys, Hams, & Other Political Fare


Come Laugh With Us Live!
Our Post-Election & Pre-Thanksgiving Show

Turkeys, Hams, And Other Political Fare
Sample our latest parodies along with classic offerings
Saturday November 15

Tickets in Advance 


Capitol insider Ken Rynne and his piano accompanist Frank Plumer are Planet Washington. They take you behind the scenes on Capitol Hill, The White House, The Courts, & the media. Funny & truthy! Great Music, Wicked Funny Parodies, Audience Sing-Along, Unforgettable!

“Great Show! Potent! Pithy! Funny! And you have a better piano player than I do!”
– Mark Russell

“If laughter is still the best medicine then Ken Rynne is a
one-man Mayo Clinic!”
– Mark Shields, Syndicated Columnist & PBS NewsHour

“Political comedy’s new kid on the block.”
– Rachel Ray, The Washington Diplomat

“I highly recommend Ken to brighten any meeting with laughter.”
– S. K. Finn, CEO Alzheimer’s Association® National Capital Area

For video clips, rave reviews & to book us:
when news breaks, we fix it

“Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: Welcome Your New Congress” Planet Washington’s Post Election Wrap Up!

SOUL 12 PICJoin us NOVEMBER 15 in WASHINGTON,DC to Bid Farewell to the Old and Welcome In the New Congress.  Ticket and new Location information to be listed here.

DECISION 2014.  Remember, you can replace defective airbags or re-elect them.  It’s your decision.