Monthly Archives: December 2011


TiVo-Worthy!!! Ken Rynne, Planet Washington on Emmy-nominated PBS Show, INSIDE E ST, Feb. 19!

Watch INSIDE E STREET with beautiful and talented host Lark McCarthy (left), Sunday Feb 19, 10 AM, MPT Channel 22 in DC and PBS’s 350-station network.

Ken Rynne is on PBS’s 350 station network this Sunday on “Inside E Street” a co-production of MPT and AARP.  Check for listing in YOUR city, town, or hamlet.  If you are NOT listed there, isn’t this a good time to consider moving?  10 AM Channel 22 in DC.

PBS’s Jay Lamonica recently  interviewed Ken Rynne at The Monocle Restaurant on Capitol Hill – about Ken’s ‘second career’ as a political humorist – and lessons learned from starting one’s own business.

Ken’s career evolution from lawyer, Hill staffer, lobbyist, banker to humorist (his “rags from riches” story) was recounted in the 2010 best selling ‘What’s Next? Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job’ by  Kerry Hannon, Business Editor, US News & World Report (Chronicle Books 2010).

Inside E Street takes a non-partisan, civil look into issues critical to Americans, especially those north of 50. It’s your inside resource on financial and health issues.

Metro DC WATCH: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 10 A.M.,MPT Channel 22

Check local PBS listings

An AARP/MPT production.


‘Wit & Wisdom’ of Planet Washington’s Ken Rynne to be featured in South Africa Humor Magazine

photos-464We spoke with students from South Africa at a Youth Day event at the SA Ambassador’s residence in DC this year.  A leading University of Cape Town magazine editor has invited us to share more with her readers in the University’s leading humor magazine, SAX APPEAL,  this winter!  Next – the African tour!  …………………………………………………..

(“Objects in the Mirror May Be Gaining on You.”

The view from President Obama’s car, Dec. 2011)

Appearances Videos

Planet Washington’s "Most Creative" Ken Rynne Wins Foundation Support – Grantmakers’ Annual Meeting – DC’s Arena Stage


So you liked the musical RENT?  You’ll love GRANT!

At a recent private show, Planet Washington performed an original parody at the new Arena Stage in DC for the annual meeting of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG), the 100 largest private foundations in the greater Washington region! “Grantmaker!”  (parody of “Matchmaker” from “Fiddler on the Roof”).

We were accompanied by Planet Washington’s Frank Plumer and joined in song by some very talented and enthusiastic members of local foundations on stage and throughout the audience.  There was a voluntary sing-along for all members attending the luncheon!

The featured luncheon speaker — addressed Creativity — and was delighted with our show — deeming us one of the true creatives!

Many thanks to the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for sponsoring the outstanding entertainment – including Planet Washington!

Ken Rynne & Planet Washington is available to entertain your next event – and to write an original ditty  to delight your guests or honorees!

Support the arts!  (And let it begin with me!)