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Support The Cocktail Party Ken Rynne’s PLANET WASHINGTON @ National Press Club (Open to the Public)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016, 7:30 PM.

Planet Washington. When news breaks, we fix it.
Our NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, Washington, DC, Election-Eve Take on The Most Bizarre Race of Our Lives So Far.



Frank, Ken, & Rachel prform!                                    Mr & Mrs Not Part of the Show             Where we Perform

If you think life inside the Capital Beltway is like being on a different planet, this show is for you. – The Boston Globe

We Entertain, Explain, & Defang Washington, the Media – and more. With Laughter, Song & Truthy Inside Stories!
Former aide to Senate leadership, lobbyist, Boston Irish tenor, Ken Rynne writes lyrics that make the insanely silly behavior in DC and beyond even funnier! It’s a bi-partisan skewering. Ken is aided and abetted in this conspiracy of mirth by a virtuoso piano accompanist Frank Plumer and our featured torch singer, Rachel Panay Raziel, if the fire marshall allows.

“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

Friday, November 4, 7:30 P.M. – 8:45 P.M.


Cash Bar During Show (Makes this election even funnier, if possible!)

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Upcoming Shows

Ken Rynne’s New Jeers for the New Year — January 18 — at a new location! The Beacon Hotel!

Catch the Laughs Saturday Night!

Gut-Busting, Politician-Skewering
At a NEW Boutique Location
The Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Ave
Washington, DC 20036

Don’t miss a unique evening of hilarious musical social satire & riotous political spoofs, performed by former Hill Staffer and Capitol Step the irreverent Ken Rynne and dynamic keyboard sidekick Frank Plumer.

Cabaret Setting – Drink & Eat, Laugh & Repeat!

“If laughter is still the best medicine, Ken Rynne is a one-man Mayo Clinic.” – PBS NewsHour’s MARK SHIELDS

“Funny! Pithy! And you have a better piano player than I do.” – MARK RUSSELL

TV Upcoming Shows

Need a laugh? Planet Washington’s Got Plenty of ‘em. October 5 & November 2

Planet Washington presents Every Day is April Fool’s in Washington, their latest gut-busting, politician-skewering show. It’s an evening of witty, topical and musical social satire, performed by former Hill staffer and Capitol Steps performer Ken Rynne and keyboard sidekick Frank Plumer.

The show features musical political comedy in the tradition of the Capitol Steps and Mark Russell, but also featuring audience participation, improv and family-friendly fun. Russell is already a fan. And after watching Planet Washington, you’re bound to be too.

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

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

“If you think that inside the Beltway sometimes is a planet unto itself, this show is for you.” –Boston Globe

Fun & Funny! He’s been funny since he was a kid growing up in Boston! - Bob Madigan, WTOP
Today, He’s Mark Russell on Steroids!
An Irish Tenor Jon Stewart.

Next Scheduled Shows:
Sat, October 5 @ 7:30pm; Sat, November 2 @ 7:30pm
@ their regular monthly cabaret
The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
2d Floor Fireplace Room
1400 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

OR CALL TOM @ 202 360 5056 —– TICKETS @ THE DOOR

Upcoming Shows

DC Scandal, Isn’t That Redundant?

A new guide to DC Scandals lists OUR OWN WESTIN HOTEL as site of Mayor for Life Marion Barry’s debut on the FBI’s reality show America’s Got Crack!
The Hotel was then known as The Vista Hotel – Now, The Westin. The room was and is No. 727. Although as Hizzonor explained “b@tch set me up,” the charges didn’t stick. Mr. Barry is currently City Councilman from Ward 8.

[As a Bostonian I understand this. My grandparents elected Mayor Curley to Congress – while a resident of Danbury Federal Prison. “He may be a crook – but he was OUR crook” as Grampa Keough explained].

Planet Washington currently makes with the jokes and sets scandals to music monthly at The Westin, 1400 M Street, NW, DC 20005 in the 2d floor Fireplace Room.

Our next show: July 13, 7:30 pm, $20.

Catch us on July 11-12-13 on The Arch Campbell Show, Channel 8 in DC.

Upcoming Shows

Last SHOW Before HBO Planet Washington Live Shows Added! June 15 & July 13!

(Washington, DC) – Planet Washington announced its next monthly show at the WESTIN will be Saturday, JULY 13. Last SHOW Before HBO

If DC sometimes seems like another planet, Planet Washington is explained in mirth and song by Ken Rynne, a “recovering” lobbyist, writer, political raconteur, singer and Frank Plumer, pianist and non-political “control group.” An Irish tenor Jon Stewart. Mark Russell on Steroids!

When News Breaks, We Fix It. Guests at recent shows enjoyed 90 minutes ‘fixing’ current and enduring affairs in Washington DC and beyond — discussing Scandals, real and imagined, Boston, CNN coverage of the same, fertilizer plants, Texas, Elvis pen pals, drones, the media, Starbucks, Republicrats, Democants, sex (clean and tastefully touched upon), drugs, rock and/or roll, lobbyists, The President, The Congress, Bo Obama, liberals, conservatives, Walmart, Metrorail, Rush Limbaugh, Kim Jung Un, DC Think Tanks and numerous entertaining ad libs and insights some of them true.

Planet Washington has entertained diverse and distinguished Washingtonians from the US Army, Daimler, Costco, and others including a PhD from US AID, a historian from Connecticut, a dynamo named Margo, a Tennis Pro, one or two consultants, a cultural blogger, a very beautiful and discerning art critic, professional baseball fans, and visitors from as far away as Pittsburgh, PA!!!

NEXT SHOWS. On July 13, come see PLANET WASHINGTON’s take on the “news.” Guaranteed to make you smile, chuckle, or laugh – or twice your misery back!

Planet Washington Monthly Live Show!
Saturday, July 13, 7:30 pm.

The 2d Floor Fireplace Room
The Westin
1400 M St NW DC 20005
$20 at the door/in advance

There was SNL. Then The Daily Show. Now
PLANET WASHINGTON they wrote modestly

Planet Washington is not affiliated with Home Box Office (HBO) at this time

Upcoming Shows

WHAT A WEEK “for me to poop on” – To Quote A Distinguished Colleague, Triumph the Late Night Comic Insult Dog.

Laughter – and Music – NOW More Than Ever!!!
Saturday night at The Westin “Planet Washington” takes on NRA Registration (Required Before Buying a Senator), the media (“Breaking News Means ‘BE AFRAID'”), and exploding fertilizer plants (CNN)…to name a few.

It was a week of bravery, resilience, and a community uniting — but we’ll be covering what you saw on the news.

When news breaks, we fix it.

Planet Washington Monthly Live Show!
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 pm.
The 2d Floor Fireplace Room
The Westin
1400 M St NW DC 20005
$20 at the door/in advance

Funny Stuff Upcoming Shows

NRA’s LaPierre Applauds Model Korean School Security

When news breaks, we fix it.

Planet Washington Monthly Live Show!
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 pm.
The 2d Floor Fireplace Room
The Westin
1400 M St NW DC 20005
$20 at the door/in advance

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Planet Washington’s April 20 Show: “Every Day Is April Fools in DC!”

Come see what all the laughter and music is about.
April 20 at 7:30 pm.
At The Westin Washington DC City Center Hotel, 1400 M St NW 20005. In the 2d Floor Fireplace Lounge.

WTOP’s Man About Town Bob Madigan came to our March Show – I think he liked us, he really liked us!

Bob Madigan WTOP LOVES Planet Washington. Hear his report on our earlier post on this web site!

Funny Stuff Parody Upcoming Shows

Obama Wines & Dines GOP Senators (But will he get lucky?) Vietnam POW McCain Defends Jane Fonda! Can You Feel The LOvE ?

(Planet Washington) – When News Breaks, We Fix It. The President has launched a charm offensive with the help of McCain Amigo Lindsay Graham taking no fewer than 11 GOP Senators to dinner at DC’s posh Jefferson Hotel. Will POTUS score? On the first date – unlikely.

Meanwhile, as Rand Paul did his best Jimmy Stewart imitation filibustering the CIA Director’s nomination on the Senate floor for over 10 hours, he invoked the image of Vietnam war protestor and bete noir of Vietnam vets Jane Fonda — which brought none other than uber vet and POW John McCain to the floor TO DEFEND FONDA! It’s Madness! March Madness!

Will All This LOvE Change Gotham, er, Washington?

Saturday night, Planet Washington celebrates this madness with a special parody of — Can You Feel The LOvE Tonight? Planet Washington with Ken Rynne Live! The Westin, 1400 M St NW DC 20005 (2d Floor Fireplace Lounge). Ninety minutes of fun, wicked funny parodies, music, and more. $20

Upcoming Shows

* * * Last Show Before HBO * * * Ken Rynne, ‘Planet Washington’ * * *

Two live shows in our DC cabaret setting will be videotaped for later distribution! So smile. February 16 and Mar 9, 7:30-9:00 pm, The Westin 1400 M Street NW DC (2d floor Fireplace Room). $20

Tickets: 202 360 5056 Tom

Ninety minutes of fun story telling, musical parody, and great music from a Washington insider Ken Rynne and sidekick and piano accompanist Frank Plummer in an intimate cabaret setting.