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“With your wit and wisdom, you have it all!” – South African Ambassador Hon. Ebrahim Rasool

Planet Washington’s Ken Rynne was invited to speak with students in Cape Town after a very exciting dialogue with South African university students in Washington, DC for the summer.  The exchange took place at the South African Ambassador Hon. Ebrahim Rasool’s residence as part of a Youth Day June 16 event.  Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Marius Fransman gave the keynote address and students from SA and US addressed issues of economic freedom and skills development.  Ken Rynne participated in a young professionals panel discussion and vowed to speak at any panel that considered him ‘young.’  Ambassador Rasool expressed appreciation for Ken’s historical perspective and wit.  The evening concluded with an extraordinary braai (BBQ).  Details on Mr. Rynne’s itinerary will be posted as they become available.

Upcoming Shows

DC Comedy: After the Rally/March, Laugh at ‘Planet Washington’

DC will play host to three ‘must-see’ events this Saturday 10.30.10.  Mid-day, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart will host the (1) RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY and Stephen Colbert will lead the (2) MARCH TO KEEP FEAR ALIVE.  

After sundown, Planet Washington’s Ken Rynne will host the (3) RALLY TO RESTORE POLITICAL SATIRE.

The 9 PM RALLY TO PRESERVE POLITICAL SATIRE will feature edgy wicked funny musical political satire by  ‘PLANET WASHINGTON” – a former Capitol Step and ‘recovering” Hill staffer Ken Rynne and his faithful piano accompanist and political agnostic Frank Plumer.  

WHERE:  HARRIET’S RESTAURANT, in the Hotel Harrington, 436 11th Street, NW, DC 20004.  Corner of 11th and E Streets, NW , diagonally across from The E Street Theater.  

WHEN:  9:00 PM. TIL @ 10:30 PM

COVER: $15 at the door, $10 if in Halloween Costume,

$10 in advance by PayPal.com (kenrynne@aol.com) or 202 360 5056.

Funny Stuff Upcoming Shows

White House Chief of Staff Resigns: A Farewell to ‘Rahms’ or “Rahm, We Hardly @#%&! Knew Ye!”

Planet Washington will pay tribute, sort of, to the newest member of the unemployed or underemployed or self-employed.

As DC bids a Dieu, or “a @#%&! Dieu,” some partisans in the Second City no doubt herald his return to run for Hizzonor’s Seat with strains of “Rejoice! O Come, Come Rahm Emanuel!”

So join us Friday night, 10.15.10 at 8:30 PM til 10 PM.
At a classic DC venue new to us:
Harriet’s Restaurant, 436 11th Street, NW 20004 (Corner of 11th & E Sts. NW)
in the Harrington Hotel, longest continuously operating hotel in DC! (Tough luck Hotel Willard!)
Very retro. LIke us.

TIX: $25 in advance (Paypal or 202.360.5056) $30 at door.
Pre-Show Dinner Option: Harriet’s 202.628.8024
Dinner and Show sold separately.

Planet Washington.com
when news break, we fix it

TV Upcoming Shows

Red Zone Politics: Sports & Politics with Ken Rynne, political guy

The hottest new show on politics, sports, and sex is on Comcast in Fairfax Co., VA. It’s The McLaughlin Group for Gen-Xers. A.F. Cook moderator, Dr Nicole Cutts, Tony of Haute Culture, and Ken Rynne, political guy. If you don’t get it, you don’t GET it.

Congressman Bud Noir Upcoming Shows

Hexagon Foundation, Planet Washington’s Ken Rynne To Roast Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

The Friends of Hexagon Foundation’s Darrell Capwell announces that Planet Washington’s Ken Rynne will join in The Foundation’s “Roast & Toast” of DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton on October 22, 2010 at the US Navy Memorial in DC.

For the occasion, Ken will reprise his role as “Bud Noir, Member of Congress,” Washington, DC’s answer to Garrison Keillor & Minnesota Public Radio’s Guy Noir, Private Eye. In the past, “Bud” has sparred on stage with New York Times Columnist “Maureen Dowd” and former Governor “Sarah Palin.”

We look forward to Ken’s “tribute” to DC’s legendary delegate, Ms. Norton, a staunch Hexagon supporter, a frequent “Newsbreak” guest, who is painfully shy so Ken will ask her to open up for once to see if she has an opinion about the issue of “DC Statehood.”

Upcoming Shows

Pop Quiz @ McGinty’s Saturday 5/22

Pop Quiz: What Are (a) Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan, (b) BP & (c) Arizona’s Papers Pleeze Law?

Give up?
A BRAIN, a STAIN, and a Royal PAIN.
All part of this week’s show – and much more
from the week’s news — it’s INSANE!

THIS SATURDAY  Planet Washington !!!
 

when news breaks, we fix it

  

Wicked Funny Post-Partisan Musical Political Satire

RIPPED (off) from the day’s blogs, papers, and TV 

With Ken Rynne, Hexagon & Capitol Steps Alumnus, War Hero (War of the Improv Comics), and Former Attorney General of Connecticut

 & Virtuoso Celebrity Pianist Frank Plumer

 

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

– Mark Russell

 

“IF LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE, THEN KEN RYNNE IS A ONE-MAN MAYO CLINIC!” – PBS NewsHour Syndicated Columnist Mark Shields

 

 

Heard on NPR!  Seen on PBS!  LIVE at McGinty’s!

 

They spoof politics, pop culture, and all that passes for “news.” – Harvard Crimson.  “Like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – but with music!”

They’re funny, smart, balanced, & shovel-ready. 


www.PlanetWashington.com

When News Breaks We Fix It

McGINTY’S PUBLIC HOUSE
Arlington

Saturday, May 22, 8 pm
ONE NIGHT ONLY
(the insurance company insisted) 

SPECIAL FEATURE: CONGRESSMAN “BUD NOIR” FROM HEXAGON FAME 
WILL MIX IT UP WITH SARAH PALIN — FOR FAR LESS THAN HER USUAL$100K FEE. YOU BETCHA!

To Guarantee A Seat Please Purchase Tickets In Advance 
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FREE ADMISSION TO ANYONE WHO “SERVED IN VIETNAM” WITH CONNECTICUT SENATE FRONTRUNNER RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-Fiction).

WHERE: McGinty’s  Public House
3650 South Glebe Road 
Arlington, VA 22202

Come before the show, have a great dinner,
reservations are recommended.

Just 5 minutes from The Pentagon
Rt. 395 South, to Rt. 1 South, Left on S. Glebe Rd: You’re There.
For Directions & McGinty’s Tempting Menu:

www.mcgintyspublichouse.com
703 414 3555

McGinty’s Public House
Just 5 Minutes From The Pentagon
(for NON VIRGINIANS – that’s the big building with all the soldiers)

3650 South Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22202
Great Food, Great Fun

www.mcgintyspublichouse.com
703 414 3555

Directions

From Washington DC
Take I-395 S (Crossing into Virginia).  
Merge Left onto US-1 S
via Exit 8C toward Pentagon City/Crystal City/Alexandria 
Turn left onto VA-120 E/S Glebe Rd. 
Take immediate right onto Market Square.
McGinty’s is on the left.

From Maryland
Merge onto US-50 W toward I-97 N/Washington/Baltimore (Crossing into DC).  
Take I-395 S toward Tunnel (Crossing into Virginia)
Merge Left onto US-1 S via Exit 8C toward Pentagon City/Crystal City/Alexandria 
Turn left onto VA-120 E/S Glebe Rd. 
Take a right onto Market Square.
McGinty’s is on the left. 


From Virginia

Take I-95 N toward Washington.  
Keep right via Exit 170A-B toward Washington/I-495/Tysons Corner
Merge onto I-395 N via Exit 170A on the left toward Washington  
Merge onto VA-120 E/S Glebe Rd via Exit 7A
Take a right onto Market Square.
McGinty’s is on the left.

From Metro
The Blue Line towards Franconia stops at Crystal City Metro Station. From the station, McGinty’s is just a walk or bus or cab ride away.

Parking
Parking is free in the lower level of Market Square. The last FREE thing in metropolitan Washington!