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


Catch the Laughs Saturday Night!
SATURDAY JANUARY 18, 7:30 PM

Gut-Busting, Politician-Skewering
Ken Rynne’s PLANET WASHINGTON
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!
SATURDAY JANUARY 18, 7:30 PM $20
Tickets: www.Eventbrite.com

“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

Political Satire in the Tradition of Mark Russell, The Capitol Steps, & Ben Bernanke

AS SEEN ON LINE @ POLITICO.COM / VIDEO

Saturday, November 2, 7:30 PM, The Westin, 1400 M Street NW DC. 20004 $20.  Tickets in advance: www.Goldstar.com (GOLDSTAR SOLD OUT) OR www.Paypal.com  (Pay Paypal account of kenrynne@aol.com) (STILL AVAILABLE).

Or call 202 360 5056.

THIS MAY BE OUR LAST SHOW FOR SEVERAL MONTHS – THE WESTIN IS RENOVATING.

Irreverent Capitol staffer and former Capitol Step KEN RYNNE with accompanist and sidekick Frank Plumer spoof Washington, Walmart, & whatever’s news in 90 hilarious minutes of laughs and music!  When news breaks, we fix it!

“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 * * * “Still as funny as he was growing up in Boston – wicked funny!” – BOB MADIGAN, WTOP

Strange Bedfellows (a 100% Weiner-free story)

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At a time when GOP presidential hopefuls attack each other publicly, House Dems wait and see as mid-term elections approach, and Senators filibuster changes to the filibuster, in the New Republic great praise is lavished upon President Obama by none other than Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the GOP nominee who battled Obama in his first presidential campaign in 2008. The old saw “politics makes strange bed fellows” is truer now than ever – and it has nothing to do with DOMA, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, or candidates for office in New York State.

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Rand Paul, Chris Christie Battle for Soul of GOP

Well they began it! Well THEY began it!!
Dangerous libertarian! – Christie in Aspen
King of Bacon! – Tweeted Paul

Ouch! Public sniping by tweet and conference!
Acting like – like -like Democrats!!!
In a high-tech circular firing squad.

Commandment XI: Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.
– The Dalai Ronald Reagan

Forgive them Father, er, Ron.

Leaker Edward Snowden Tired of Living at Moscow Airport — No Cinnabon!

Airport Food Worse Than College. And NO Cinnabon!

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No Secrecy is One Thing. No Privacy, Quite Another!

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Russian Flight Attendants Look NOTHING Like Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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Welcome to First Class Comrade.

On Gay Priests, Pope Francis Asks, ‘Who Am I to Judge?’

Westboro Baptist Church has announced they will are certainly ready to judge and will meet the Pope upon his return to Rome.

Planet Washington’s Ken Rynne on Arch Campbell Show | WJLA.com

DC Funnyman Ken Rynne of PLANET WASHINGTON has fun with legendary arts critic Arch Campbell — Interview and Ask Arch (viewer mail) segments.
View video:
Arch Campbell Show 7-11-13 – Arch Campbell Show | WJLA.com.

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
202-429-1700

ADVANCE TICKETS ON GOLDSTAR — TICKETS VIA PAYPAL
OR CALL TOM @ 202 360 5056 —– TICKETS @ THE DOOR

Voting Rights, Shmoting Rights


A Tribute to the 5 Justices who invalidated Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
(We shall overcome parody)

We don’t need to vote, We won’t wait and vote
We’ll just shop at Walmart today
Oh, deep in your heart. You must believe
We don’t need to vote today

The last few elections went fine, The last few elections went fine
And everybody voted just fine
Oh, deep in your heart. You must believe
The last few elections all went just fine

Scalia’s got our back Scalia’s got our back
Bull Connor’s got our back today
Oh, deep in my heart. I do believe
It’s time to organize today.

PLANET WASHINGTON when news breaks, we fix it
TV: July 11, Arch Campbell Show, Ch. 8 DC
Live show: July 13, Westin, 1400 M St NW DC 20005 www.planetwashington.com

Scalia's Lament "No More DOMA" (methinks he doth protest too much)

NO MORE DOMA. For some reason, Justice Scalia took the overturning on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) very very personally, as illustrated in his lament, Nessun Dorma (“No More DOMA.”) Imagine the dilemma for lovers who once protested, “You know I’d marry you if only it were legal!” The opera is best appreciated when sung in Italian with English subtitles (as we will perform it July 13 in DC)

Justices Scalia and Thomas in happier times

(CNN on-the-fly English Translation of “No More DOMA”)
No More DOMA, No More DOMA
Even you, O Clarence,
in your chambers cold
that tremble with love and with beard.

But my secret is hidden within me,
my name no one shall know…
No!…No!…
On your silent mouth I will tell it.
And my kiss will reveal the love that dare not speak its name…
(No one will know his name and we must, alas, demur.)
Vanish, O beard!
Circuit cases! Circuit cases!
On appeal,
I will win! I will win! I will win!

Original Italian
Nessun dorma, Nessun dorma
Tu pure, o, Principessa,
nella tua fredda stanza,
guardi le stelle
che tremano d’amore
e di speranza.
Ma il mio mistero è chiuso in me,
il nome mio nessun saprà!
No, no, sulla tua bocca lo dirò
quando la luce splenderà!
Ed il mio bacio scioglierà il silenzio
che ti fa mia!
(Il nome suo nessun saprà!…
e noi dovrem, ahime, morir!)
Dilegua, o notte!
Tramontate, stelle!
Tramontate, stelle!
All’alba vincerò!
vincerò, vincerò!

PLANET WASHINGTON when news breaks, we fix it.
Hear Ken Rynne, comedian and lyric tenor, live February 13 at The Westin 1400 M Street NW Washington, DC. www.planetwashington.com Ciao!