Wringing song, satire from the headlines – Press Club of Long Island
Wringing song, satire from the headlines
PCLI invites everyone to ring out the old year and welcome the new with laughter. This year our Capitol Steps-style review of politics and culture features our usual blend of melody and parody, but also features a farewell from a “powerful” Long Island icon, Richard Kessel. Or maybe not: perhaps Richie will choose our show as a venue for describing plans to plug-in to a new venture. Join us and find out!
Times like these call for comedy! Our review of recent events on Long Island is framed around the insights of a lovely, young reporter as she’s introduced to the mores and methods of the local press corp. Included in her lessons are wry looks at trends in outsourcing jobs, in-sourcing immigrant labor, gas-prices in a commuter culture, and listening as the air leaks from Long Island’s housing bubble. It’s fun. Honest! Have you ever been misled by the press?
Send-ups for satire this year include America’s favorite Long Islanders Lindsay Lohan, Studly Septugenarian Al D’Amato, and of course, all-time hall-of-famers Joey and Amy. Borrowed tunes include works by Petula Clarke (as accompanied by a duo of hot back-up singers), Crosby, Stills & Nash, Kim Carnes, Madonna, and that hot new artist all the kids are talking about, Stephen Foster …
I look forward to seeing you on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Hilton Hotel, Melville! This is your announcer speaking.