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Parodies

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.

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

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!

Appearances

Election Special: Planet Washington Show!


“BELIEVE” – THE BOOK OF ROMNEY!

“FORWARD” – BARACK OBAMA SUPERSTAR!

“JUST GO AWAY” – AMERICA

 

Planet Washington will present a special show of wicked funny and musical spoofs of the elections, the candidates, and all the fun, fudge, and gridlock that is Washington – in the weekend between the two presidential debates:

Our Triumphant Return to DC: At our old haunt The Westin, formerly the Vista International, made infamous in 1990 when DC Mayor Marion Barry was videotaped smoking a small pipe in Room 727 (apparently a non-smoking room) and was escorted out by FBI agents who just happened to be next door (There’s always a cop around when you DON’T need one. ) (“At the Vista with the Sista” is Stop #12 on The Planet Washington Irreverent Tour )

Last time we performed at The Westin our friend and mentor Mark Russell, Dean of DC political satirists, dropped in to share a few of his arrows which were as always right on target!
Mark just turned 80 in August and is still the Jedi Master of musical political parody!

Funny Stuff Mitt Romney Parody

The 1% Solution: That’s Mitt Romney!


$ $ $

That’s Mitt Romney
Parody of That’s Amore
By Ken Rynne

$ $ $

In politics where gold is king/
When boy meets nomination here’s what they sing:/

$ $ $

When the Moon hits your eye / so you offer to BUY!
That’s Mitt Romney
When your eyes always shine / though you never drink wine
That’s Mitt Romney

Cash box rings / ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
The “Bain of Your Existence”
Positions ‘Steep,’ / tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
With Tea Party assistance.

When you’ve more than one house
and a stay at home spouse
That’s Mitt Romney.

When some income they miss
cause your banker is Swiss
You’re in dough.

When you’re biggest “quote” goof,
is a dog on the roof (?!)
well excuuuuuse me!!!

Come November, next fall
Who’d ‘outsource’ Democrats all?
That’s Mitt Romney!

Romney / Exxon 2012 – Corporations Are People Too!

Mitt Romney Parodies

The 1% Solution: That's Mitt Romney!


$ $ $

That’s Mitt Romney
Parody of That’s Amore
By Ken Rynne

$ $ $

In politics where gold is king/
When boy meets nomination here’s what they sing:/

$ $ $

When the Moon hits your eye / so you offer to BUY!
That’s Mitt Romney
When your eyes always shine / though you never drink wine
That’s Mitt Romney

Cash box rings / ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
The “Bain of Your Existence”
Positions ‘Steep,’ / tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
With Tea Party assistance.

When you’ve more than one house
and a stay at home spouse
That’s Mitt Romney.

When some income they miss
cause your banker is Swiss
You’re in dough.

When you’re biggest “quote” goof,
is a dog on the roof (?!)
well excuuuuuse me!!!

Come November, next fall
Who’d ‘outsource’ Democrats all?
That’s Mitt Romney!

Romney / Exxon 2012 – Corporations Are People Too!

Parodies

Palin Bombshell: Paul Revere a British Spy!

(Boston)  Former half-term Gov. Sarah Palin visited tourist sights in Boston on her non-campaign magical mystery gas-guzzling tour.  No stranger to controversy (or mangled syntax – the one tax she apparently favors),  the self-described journalist answred one press inquiry about Paul Revere’s ride explaining that Revere’s mission was to “warn the British not to take away our guns.”  Later she claimed that she was responding to a “gotcha question” and she clarified that ‘part of’ Revere’s ride known by most but apparently not all to warn that  – what was that catchy phrase? – “the British are coming”  ride was to actually warn the British.

When news breaks. we fix it

(With apologies to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Paul Revere’s Ride  By WikiPalin

Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere ,
One if by land, and two if for tea
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
And warn the British that we have 2d Amendment remedies.But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to the lame stream media a gotcha question!”

PALIN FOR PRESIDENT 2012-2013

“Good Grief “-Charlie Brown

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.”

Appearances Congressman Bud Noir

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.”

Rave Reviews

You Love Us, You Really Do! (audience reactions)

Some random comments from audience members at a recent show.