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Parodies

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.

Funny Stuff

Gingrich, Romney Campaigns Trade ‘Valentines’

Happy Valentine’s Day Taxpayers!
FROM Cam-PAIN 2012:  Of all days – Valentine’s Day - the negative campaigning has reached an all-time low.  On this sacred day when we are called to express our true affection, deep appreciation, and pure love as we gaze into our beloved’s eyes, Gingrich workers made this impossible by stealing all the mirrors from Mitt Romney’s hotel room!
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Later, things escalated as Romney workers caused mass confusion at Gingrich campaign headquarters tying up the phones for hours with calls from hundreds of women identifying themselves only as ” Mrs Gingrich” ———————
Here on Planet Washington Valentines Day is very inclusive
- all are celebrated here!
we have men who love women
we have men who love men
and then we have men who love no one at all
these men we call lawyers.
Happy V Day to you all – unless you have other plans!
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And Washington’s Mayflower Hotel is commemmorating the fourth anniversary of  Eliot Spitzer’s Valentine’s Eve sojourn there with a woman not his wife.  That’s right, for just $3,000,
you get to stay in Suite 827 where Eliot & ‘Kristen’ ‘slept’ for 20 minutes
you get a press release announcing your resignation from your job to spend more time with the family,
and you get a talk show on cable.  
Socks are extra.
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 View our ‘tribute’ to Love Client #9 elsewhere on this site!
Ken Rynne 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.   http://insideestreet.sgewebdev.com/  If you are NOT listed there, isn’t this a good time to consider moving?  10 AM Channel 22 in DC.
Parodies

Gingrich, Romney Campaigns Trade 'Valentines'

Happy Valentine’s Day Taxpayers!
FROM Cam-PAIN 2012:  Of all days – Valentine’s Day - the negative campaigning has reached an all-time low.  On this sacred day when we are called to express our true affection, deep appreciation, and pure love as we gaze into our beloved’s eyes, Gingrich workers made this impossible by stealing all the mirrors from Mitt Romney’s hotel room!
 ———————–
Later, things escalated as Romney workers caused mass confusion at Gingrich campaign headquarters tying up the phones for hours with calls from hundreds of women identifying themselves only as ” Mrs Gingrich” ———————
Here on Planet Washington Valentines Day is very inclusive
- all are celebrated here!
we have men who love women
we have men who love men
and then we have men who love no one at all
these men we call lawyers.
Happy V Day to you all – unless you have other plans!
———————-
And Washington’s Mayflower Hotel is commemmorating the fourth anniversary of  Eliot Spitzer’s Valentine’s Eve sojourn there with a woman not his wife.  That’s right, for just $3,000,
you get to stay in Suite 827 where Eliot & ‘Kristen’ ‘slept’ for 20 minutes
you get a press release announcing your resignation from your job to spend more time with the family,
and you get a talk show on cable.
Socks are extra.
————————-
 View our ‘tribute’ to Love Client #9 elsewhere on this site!
Ken Rynne 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.   http://insideestreet.sgewebdev.com/  If you are NOT listed there, isn’t this a good time to consider moving?  10 AM Channel 22 in DC.
Appearances

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.   http://insideestreet.sgewebdev.com/  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.

Appearances

College Tour: Georgetown – We Put the Ho! Ho! in Hoyas!

Over 100 Georgetown alumni and students gathered for a hilarious night of stand-up comedy at the legendary Improv Comedy Club. Sponsored by The Georgetown Media & Arts Alliance, GEMA LAUGHS featured a variety of styles and humor were on display during the University’s annual John Carroll alumni weekend with such comics as Paul Mecurio (GU Law Alumnus), Ken Rynne (C’78 L’83) David Benedetto (F ’13), Jeff Maurer (C ’02), and emcee George Peacock (C ’84).

Planet Washington’s offered a sampler of some wicked funny musical takes on life in DC and America (and never the twain shall meet) including “It’s Planet Washington, show biz for ugly people!” (Parody of “Hooray for Hollywood”), an homage to the nearby Mayflower Hotel and an infamous guest Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-Libido), “Love Client #9,”  and a tribute to everybody’s favorite lil latte shop and prospective employer,”then I saw Starbucks, now I’m a Barista” (“I’m a Believer.”)

College Tour Healing with Humor Videos

The Cambridge Forum “Bringing people together to talk again.” JK Rowling, Ralph Nader, and Planet Washington!

Laughs with Planet Washington

September 23, 2009

Ken Rynne Planet Washington

Frank Plumer pianist, Planet Washington

The comedy duo Planet Washington opens Cambridge Forum’s 2009 fall season with a benefit performance. Ken Rynne, an alum of the renowned Capitol Steps troupe, and his faithful piano accompanist, Frank Plumer, are Planet Washington. Together they provide an evening of music, song, and comedy improv that cuts through the rhetoric and gets to the laughter. If you sometimes think that “Inside the Beltway” seems like another planet, this show is for you!

Presented by WGBH & The Cambridge Forum – where people can come together to talk – as part of its Keep It Civil Series.
WGBH