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Parodies

Scalia Laments No Mo Doma!

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Justice Scalia was particularly upset. We dedicate this little ditty to him.

NO MO DOMA
Ken Rynne’s PLANET WASHINGTON, when news breaks, we fix it!
(“Going to the Chapel” parody)

Going to the chapel and we’re gonna to get married.
5 to 4 the Su-premes say that, we can get married.
Gee, I really love you and we’re gonna to get married.
Going to the chapel of love.

Summer is here, the sky is blue.
While politicians sing, as if they knew.
Today’s the day, we’ll say, “I do”
As we watch Justice Scalia’s head explode….(fade out)

See and hear us:
Arch Campbell Show, Channel 8, DC, July 11
Live, The Westin 1400 M St NW, DC July 13
www.planetwashington.com

Parodies

NSA: No Such Agency

The Guardian (UK) Newspaper reports that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been monitoring the time, duration, and other characteristics of cell phone calls of all Verizon customers in the United States.

Planet Washington: When news breaks, we fix it.

NSA walks into a bar.
Bartender: “Got a new joke for you.”
NSA: “Heard it.”

Parodies

Planet Washington: Musical Political Comedy …………………………….. Almost Famous Since 2006

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.

What’s so funny about Washington, DC? If you have to ask, you haven’t been paying attention! But they have!

Ken Rynne is a writer and singer who came to DC from Boston and never left (they call it “Potomac fever”). He studied American government in college, had an internship through Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill’s office, and went on to law school. He studies policy like normal people study baseball box scores.

After studying government in theory and then actually experiencing it in practice working for Congress, moonlighting with The Capitol Steps, Ken had an overwhelming need to tell what he saw from a staff’s eye view – like the fellow with the broom who follows the elephants in the circus – and set it to music like his mentor and friend Mark Russell.

Frank Plumer is a gifted pianist and music teacher. He has a life. Like most Americans he thinks about politics about 20 minutes a year – and resents the intrusion. Frank is the “control group” in our little experiment here in the laboratory of democracy.

Planet Washington believes laughter is the best medicine and we need our Rx refilled on a daily basis. Even the lawyers. Especially the lawyers. Be fair &/or balanced. Roast but never burn. Never serve red wine with fish. Keep it clean. Funniest ex-lawyer & Capitol Hill wonk Ken Rynne & pianist Frank Plumer spoof politics, pop culture, & all that passes for “news” in Washington, a planet unto itself, & beyond.

Call us – we’ll perform for you – wherever 2 or 3 are gathered – with cash.
Or, Our Next Scheduled DC Public Show:

Sat, Jul 13 @ 7:30pm

*** Arch Campbell will attend and review us at this upcoming show! He may interview you. Be nice! ***

The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
2d Floor Fireplace Room
1400 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-429-1700

Appearances

* * * 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.

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.

Appearances

Embassy Row Welcomes Planet Washington

Planet Washington’s Ken Rynne Explained Washington, DC in mirth and song to members of the Diplomatic Corps and other people who know John Kerry’s direct dial on the eve of President Obama’s 2d Inauguration. They laughed, they sang along, and gave us better than a diplomatic reception.

Parodies

Monday, Hillary Survives Enemy Fire North and South of The Capitol. Tuesday, Defense Department Lifts Ban on Women in Combat.

Coincidence? We think NOT!

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Planet Washington: Proud to be a part of Mark Russell's America

PBS recently aired a 60 minute special MARK RUSSELL’S AMERICA – Mark Russell’s greatest hits over decades of TV specials spoofing Warren G. Harding through Barack Obama. Ask your local PBS station to rebroadcast it.

Although maestro Russell is retired from public performances, he maintains a lively blog on current events at www.markrussell.net

Planet Washington’s Ken Rynne continues the tradition of comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable in quip and song at The Westin Washington DC City Center on M Street – and wherever two or three are gathered – with cash.

Appearances

Planet Washington: Proud to be a part of Mark Russell’s America

PBS recently aired a 60 minute special MARK RUSSELL’S AMERICA – Mark Russell’s greatest hits over decades of TV specials spoofing Warren G. Harding through Barack Obama. Ask your local PBS station to rebroadcast it.

Although maestro Russell is retired from public performances, he maintains a lively blog on current events at www.markrussell.net

Planet Washington’s Ken Rynne continues the tradition of comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable in quip and song at The Westin Washington DC City Center on M Street – and wherever two or three are gathered – with cash.

Parodies

Barack in the Saddle Again: 4 More Jeers!!!

Inauguration Weekend PLANET WASHINGTON will be doing its part to ring out the old, and ring in … the old, as the Obama Administration begins a second term and ‘FORWARD Again’ resounds throughout the nation’s Capital City. Private parties will keep us busy comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable in our own little contribution to our great democracy.

Our NEXT PUBLIC SHOW will be FEBRUARY 16 at THE WESTIN. 1400 M Street NW DC at 7:30 pm. when we commmemorate Luv Guv Eliot Spitzer’s Valentine’s Day visit to the Mayflower Hotel and celebrate other infamous Washington lovers who aspire to the title The Great Philanderer! It’s a crowded field friends!