I was a nerdy kid. So nerdy, in fact, that my idea of a totally awesome job was to be Mark Russell, piano-playing political satirist, with a show on PBS. Never you mind that I don’t play piano at all. (What can I say? I loved Tom Lehrer too.)
I may never have gotten past telling unaccompanied jokes, but I can still indulge my childhood dreams- Mark Russell will appear next month at Ford’s Theatre, February 17th through 20th.