Friday, October 12, 2012

Denver Press Club Gridiron Show

      It's the Denver Press Club's annual Gridiron Show, a hilarious night of political and cultural satire, mostly in song,  that brings big names from Colorado politics and media on stage. They also have a fake newscast starring Mike Landess of KMGH-TV and Cynthia Hessin of Rocky Mountain PBS.
      Among the folks you'll see at this year's show: Governor John Hickenlooper and the Hick-Tones, performing one song; 5 Democrats from the state House of Representatives, also performing a song (they are Reps. Beth McCann, Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, Dan Pabon, Su Ryden and Jonathan Singer); AND, four Republicans from the state House of Representatives, also performing a song (Mark Waller, Sheri Gerou, Amy Stephens,  Libby Szabo); Penny Parker and Mike Littwin, formerly of The Denver Post; Jim Benemann, CBS4; Bertha Lynn, KMGH TV; Adam Goldstein, Aurora Daily Sentinel; Bruce Goldberg, Denver Business Journal; PR pro Steve Koenigsberg; Robert Thompson, Mile High United Way; Tom Corona; Edie Sonn, CIVHC; Ruth Darling-Goldberg; vocalist Cynthia Rose; and violinist Julia Hayes.
     Among the topics up for skewering: The presidential race, the political divide, VP candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, Colorado's wildfires, the state of journalism, foreclosures, Gaylord Entertainment Group, Douglas County school board vs. teachers, TV's windfall from political ads and more.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Time: Doors open 6 p.m. and 90-minute show begins at 7 p.m.
Event Venue
L2 Arts and Culture Center
1477 Columbine Street (Columbine and Colfax Avenue)

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