A classic, because all but one of the panelists have been on our stage before, are seasoned pros at “punching”, bring keen insight and popularity to the program. WDSU's Norman Robinson was a panelist on our very first Politics with a Punch and is a New Orleans institution, WWL's Eric Paulsen has been a frequent contributor over the years (and we are always elated to hear his views), WWL-TV’s Kevin Belton also was one of our early Punch contributors—“back in the day”. Mike Strecker, is one of our favorite “funny men” who sports a unique, clever and wry sense of humor. Anyone who knows Dr. Laura Badeaux from Nicholls St., knows she is one classy lady who says what’s on her mind and is in a class of her own. Yvonne Landry the doll with a droll, has frequently graced our stage in recent years with her irreverence and is a real crowd-pleaser. James Parker, a first-time-puncher, is a WRNO radio talk show host and producer and you can bet, has plenty to say.
Hysterical, because it is rare to have so many panelists with such sharp tongues and quick wits ready to offer their views and perspectives.
Dr. Laura Badeaux
Director, LA Center for Women in Government and Business
World Famous Chef; Star of PBS Show "New Orleans Cooking"
Comedienne, Improv Teacher, Actress & Writer
Talk Radio Host & Producer, WRNO 99.5 FM
Morning & Mid-Day News Anchor, WWL-TV Channel 4
Former White House Correspondent; WDSU-TV News Anchor
Outstanding Comedian; Local Headliner; Punch Favorite
For those few, not familiar with Politics with a Punch, it is our local version of "Politically Incorrect." It started in 2002 and after more than 100 shows and 14 years, it has become a local political tradition. The show is jointly produced with Jeff Crouere who serves as the host and MC.
When Punch gets going, no issue is off the table. I call it “funnier than laughing gas”
Politics with a Punch is held at the spectacular Eiffel Society at 2040 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans.
Doors open at 6PM. You can purchase drinks and order dinner, which we are pleased to say is delicious, indeed. Come schmooze and get a good seat. The show starts at roughly 8PM.
Discount Tickets: $15.00 per person/$25.00 per couple.
If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, purchase tickets in advance on-line at our website:
POLITICS WITH A PUNCH ONLINE TICKET STORE
Tickets at the door will be $20 per person/$35.00 per couple.
At Punch, we guarantee everyone will have a good time, and anyone who has attended one of our events can attest to that fact.
For more information, call me at #504-669-6076.
Here are just some of our prior panelists over the years:
Governor Jon Bel Edwards, Governor Kathleen Blanco, Governor Edwin Edwards, Governor Dave Treen, Congressman Steve Scalise, Congressman Cedric Richmond, Governor Bobby Jindal, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Treasurer John Kennedy, Mayor Ray Nagin, Sen. Carter Peterson, President Aaron Broussard, Sheriff Ben Morris, DA Jim Letten, Pres. Junior Rodriguez, Sec. of State Fox McKeithen, Roger Villere, Mayor Marc Morial, CIO Greg Meffert, Sheriff Harry Lee, Sen. John Hainkel, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, Pres. John Young, Councilwoman Stacy Head, Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson, Lt. Gov. Candidate Carolyn Fayard, Sen. Elbert Guidry, Statewide official, Jim Brown, Coroner Gerald Cvitanovich and so many more
Business Persons and Professionals
Boysie Bollinger, Bill Hines, Ron Forman, Walter Boasso, Walter Leger, Fleurty Girl, Dane Ciolino, Bernie Pinsonat, John Georges, Tommy Cvitanvoich, Al Scramuzza, Arthur Sterbcow, Mark Romig and so many more
Angela Hill, Eric Paulsen, Spud McConnell, Norman Robinson, Stephanie Grace, Julia Reed, Buddy Diliberto, Lebron Joseph "LBJ", Chad Rogers of The Dead Pelican, Rachel Wulff, Curt Sprang and so many more
Harry Anderson (Night Court Judge), Harry Shearer (voice of Simpsons, actor, writer), Kermit Ruffin, Charmaine Neville, Cowboy Mouth Fred Leblanc, Irma Thomas, Vince Vance, Jennifer Flowers and so many more
Dale Brown, Bobby Hebert, Rickey Jackson, Tyrone Hughes, John Fourcade, Charles Grant, Brad Edelman and so many more
Mike Strecker, Manny Chevrolet Bruno, Jodi Borello, Miko, Wild Bill Dykes, Ken Ferguson, Chris Champagne, Red Bean, J.D. Sledge and so many more