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 divorce of Donald and Ivana Trump; President George Bush's trip to a drug conference in Colombia; Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry's drug-related arrest; a bishop in Albany who claims that New York Governor Mario Cuomo will go to hell for his position on abortion rights; the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, which resulted in President Manuel Noriega's arrest; the fiscal 1991 U.S. budget; the annual State of the Union address; the ephemeral nature of America's so-called "peace dividend"; the "death of communism"; and the 1989 revolt in Romania which resulted in the execution of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

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

Details

  • NETWORK: PBS WNED-TV
  • DATE: February 14, 1990 Wednesdasy
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:27:47
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:34683
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Parody
  • SERIES RUN: PBS - TV series, 1975-
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CREDITS

    • Buttino, Tony (See also: Buttino, Anthony) … Executive Producer
    • Wiley F. Hance … Producer
    • Gary V. Reinbolt … Director
    • Tami Coleman … Direction (MIsc.), Assistant Director
    • Mark Russell … Performer
    • Jack Mahl … Announcer
    • Marion Barry
    • George Bush
    • Nicolae Ceausescu
    • Mario M. Cuomo
    • Manuel Noriega
    • Donald Trump
    • Ivana Trump