Who’s the Funniest Celebrity in Washington?

The 15th Annual
Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest
Everything about the show
What Where How and Why

The Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest, now in its 15th year, is an opportunity for journalists, politicians, sports figures and other local celebrities to compete for the title of Funniest Celebrity in Washington. Once one has won the title, he/she always remains a Funniest Celebrity in Washington Champion. The year after you win your title, you perform a “guest set” as the reigning champion.

There are three rules defining who can compete for the title:

    1. Someone who is from Washington can compete


  • Someone who lives in Washington now can compete



  • The person can not be a professional comedian who performs comedy for a living.



The event features anywhere between eight and twelve celebrities, each performing three to five minutes of stand-up comedy. If they prefer to do a humorous skit or song, that is fine.

Contest Information:

Date: Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
Time: 7:00pm (VIP Reception at 5:30pm)
Location: The DC Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant


DC Improv
1140 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036-4001

This year’s event will benefit:

VSA Arts

VSA arts is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts.

“VSA arts is committed to driving change – changing perceptions and practice, classroom by classroom, community by community, and ultimately society.”


This Years Show Information:

Officiating & opening remarks:
Master of Ceremonies –
Clarence Page


Joseph Randazzo
2007 Reigning Champion, The Onion



Matt Keelen


Celebrity Contestants:
Jim Bohannon
Westwood One Radio Network Talk Show Host


Dan Glickman
President of the Motion Picture Association of America


Jamie McIntyre
CNN Pentagon Correspondent


Grover Norquist
President of Americans for Tax Reform


Michelle Bernard
President of Independent Women’s Forum


Brad Sherman


Bob Barr
Libertarian Presidential Candidate, 2008


Riz Khan
Al Jazeera Radio


David Shuster


Mike Huckabee
Former Governor of Arkansas and 2008 Presidential Candidate



Celebrity Judges:
Karen Tumulty
TIME Magazine


Chuck Todd
NBC News


Patrick Gavin
Washington Examiner


Margaret Carlson
Bloomberg News

Michael Clements
Washington Life

Bret Baier
Fox News, White House Correspondent

Bob Madigan
WTOP 103.5FM

Professional Comedians are
Israeli–Palestinian Comedy Tour


See list of past celebrities