Washington, DC-March 11, 2009:
The fourth estate has had little to laugh about recently, but all that will soon change-at least for a few hours. Tickets go on sale today for Commedia dell Media, a night of chuckles, giggles, and milk-spouting-from-your-nose hilarity starring an impressive roster of DC’s best reporters.
Can Matt Cooper Twitter while performing stand-up comedy? Will David Corn tie his shoelaces? Does Mark Hosenball really sing? Is Mike Walter surgically attached to an anchor desk? These eternal dilemmas and many more you never wanted to ask about will be resolved on the evening of Friday, April 3 as a dozen journalists take a turn on the comedic stage in the National Press Club ballroom.
Much more than a simple night of laughter and cocktails, the proceeds of Commedia dell Media will benefit two causes close to the hearts of the performers. The Eric Friedheim Library at the National Press Club provides cutting-edge training for journalists and assists with research for reporters, authors and academics. Reporters Without Borders is the international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting journalists’ rights, fighting censorship, and promoting freedom of expression.
The reporters taking the stage at Commedia dell Media will enjoy absolute freedom of expression, though rumors have already begun been circulating that a rogue band of flacks may be plotting a surprise attack of heckling.
Commedia dell Media
Friday, April 3, 2009 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm
National Press Club ballroom
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Available for purchase at http://press.org/comedy/sponsor