MARK RUSSELL COMEDY SPECIAL (TV)

Summary

One 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: the Republican politicians' view of the end of the world; Yuri Andropov's mysterious disappearance; the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment; Hustler Magazine publisher, Larry Flint's appearance before the Supreme Court; urban renewal in the South Bronx; George Orwell's futuristic novel "1984" and the existence of "Big Brother" in the modern world; the invasion of Grenada; the corruption of the English language in Washington, D.C., and its similarities to George Orwell's "Newspeak"; the attitude toward sex in "1984"; and Edwin Meese's view on the hungry and homeless.

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

Details

  • NETWORK: PBS WNED-TV
  • DATE: December 12, 1983 Monday
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:27:56
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:34676
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: PBS - TV series, 1975-
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CREDITS

    • Mark Russell … Performer
    • Yuri Andropov
    • Larry Flint
    • George Orwell