Open Call for Funny Journos

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Do you wake up every morning and think, ‘Yeah, I’m damn funny’?

Well, now’s your chance to prove it. The date has been set for the annual Commedia dell Media event at the National Press Club on Thursday, April 8. Think Journopalooza – exploiting hidden talents of DC media for charity.

The lineup is open to any interested (and preferably funny) media person. Required: a sample of material to the National Press Club, (or get in touch the organizer to discuss within the next week).

Says the release: “Reporters, producers, editors, and bloggers interested in taking full advantage of their right to free speech are invited to share a sample of their funniest material with the National Press Club. Stand-up is standard, but hilarity comes in myriad forms. Singers, jugglers, freestyle poets, magicians, comedy sketches, Vaudevillian duos, neo-Dadaist performance artists-all are welcome on the Commedia dell Media stage.”

More information on proceeds and where to send your routine after the jump…


The proceeds from Commedia dell Media will benefit three worthy non-profits: The Committee to Protect Journalists/Journalist Assistance Program, The Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, and Reporters Without Borders.
Those interested in joining the line-up should submit an audio or video sample of their best work to Commedia dell Media c/o National Press Club 529 14th St. NW 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045, or contact Christina Davidson at Christina_davidson@mac.com to discuss your act. Performers will be selected on March 1, so get your material in now!