MARK RUSSELL'S '91 (TV)
One in this series of comedy/musical specials featuring political satirist Mark Russell. In this program, culled from segments of the "Mark Russell Comedy Special" which aired in 1991, Russell entertains an audience-in-the-round at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Buffalo, NY with irreverent song parodies and barbed monologues inspired by current events. Topics of satire include the following: merchandise inspired by Operation Desert Storm; Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein; Kitty Kelly's tell-all book on Nancy Reagan; Los Angeles police chief Darryl Gates; political correctness in American culture; Mikhail Gorbachev and the shifting of power in the Soviet Union; the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings; the House of Representatives bank scandal; the rape trial of William Kennedy Smith; and the challenge to President George Bush by conservative firebrand Patrick J. Buchanan.
- NETWORK: PBS WNED-TV
- DATE: December 31, 1991 Tuesday
- RUNNING TIME: 0:28:00
- COLOR/B&W: Color
- CATALOG ID: T:34264
- GENRE: Comedy
- SUBJECT HEADING: Parody
- SERIES RUN: PBS - TV series, 1975-
- Tony Buttino … Executive Producer
- Wiley F. Hance … Producer, For "Mark Russell Comedy Specials"
- Lea DiCenso … Producer, For "Mark Russell's '91"
- Allen Williams … Director
- James Calabrese … Music by
- Mark Russell … Performer