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Dec 1, 2011


December 1, 2011

3. After taking second place in last year’s D.C. stand-up comedy contest for politicos, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA, 2), was back at DC Improv last night, going up against the likes of U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA).

“I’m sorry to report, it wasn’t to be this year,” Larsen aide Bryan Thomas told us shortly after the show, blaming the conservative crowd for Larsen’s poor showing: “Frankly, the odds were a bit stacked against him, as the crowd was more conservative than Republican primary voters…in Mississippi.”

Perhaps they weren’t into Larsen’s anti-Herman Cain repertoire:

“Herman Cain. Man, that guy is in the news all the time, if not for one thing, then it’s another. Come to think of it, it is really just for one thing.”

“Man, that guy’s forgotten more encounters with women than Rick Perry has forgotten government agencies.”

US Rep. Rick Larsen

“Anyway, Herman Cain now says he’s ‘reassessing his campaign for the presidency.’ Come on man. Really? That’s like me saying I’m reassessing my hairline. It’s gone, it’s not coming back. It’s over.”

Larsen also went after the latest Republican front-runner:

And what about Newt Gingrich? Who would have thought that his campaign would last longer than a Kim Kardashian marriage? Or one of his own, for that matter?

This year’s winner was Jamie Weinstein, senior editor at the conservative political news site, The Daily Caller.

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