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 use of the Statue of Liberty in advertising; Chief Justice William Rehnquist and the "new court"; former President Nixon; Governor Mario Cuomo and the presidency; the Kennedys and politics; performing for the CIA; Americans' fears of traveling overseas; how not to look like an American tourist; the inside traders scandal; Secretary of Labor, William Brock's meeting with the teamsters union; Michael Deaver's lobbying dealings; men going through a midlife crisis; bars for CIA agents; and the career of Justice Warren Burger.

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

Details

  • NETWORK: PBS WNED-TV
  • DATE: June 17, 1985 Monday
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:27:45
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:34679
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: PBS - TV series, 1975-
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CREDITS

    • Tony Buttino … Executive Producer
    • Wiley F. Hance … Producer
    • Ken Miller … Director
    • Jack Mahl … Announcer
    • Mark Russell … Performer
    • William Brock
    • Warren Burger
    • Mario Cuomo
    • Michael Deaver
    • Richard Nixon
    • William Renquist