Date(s) - 03/31/2014


Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch

Long before Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, there was Mark Russell, daring to joke and sing of the often absurd political process. With his impeccable timing, twinkling eyes, and insights into American politics, Mark Russell will grace the Van Wezel stage on March 31, 2014.

Russell, grew up with entertainers as his heroes, radio comedians like, Fred Allen and Jack Benny had audiences chomping at the bit for satire. Russell took inspiration and became the class clown starting in fourth grade and maintaining his position through high school. His career came to life in a little piano bar on Capitol Hill, across the street from the lawmakers themselves. He began knowing little about politics, but was an immediate hit with his ability to find humor in anything.

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