MARK RUSSELL COMEDY SPECIAL (TV)

Summary

The eighth season premiere in this series of comedy/musical specials featuring political satirist Mark Russell. In this program, 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: various types pf politicians including the "political wimp" and the "rich candidate"; the policies of the "new right wing"; the upcoming congressional election; Sen. Edward Kennedy's re-election campaign; Mayor Ed Koch's defeat in the race for governor of New York; negative campaigns; Moral Majority's banning of the dictionary; and the pro football strike. Also, The Barroom Buzzards appear on stage to help Mark Russell salute the people of Seattle, Washington, who refused to accept money from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration).

Acquisition and cataloging of this program was made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Details

  • NETWORK: PBS WNED-TV
  • DATE: October 27, 1982 Wednesdasy
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:18
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:34642
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Parody
  • SERIES RUN: PBS - TV series, 1975-
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CREDITS

    • John L. Hutchinson, Jr. … Executive Producer
    • Wiley F. Hance … Producer
    • Sharpe, Tom, III … Director
    • Barroom Buzzards, The … Music Group
    • Mark Russell … Host, Performer
    • Edward M. Kennedy
    • Edward I. Koch