The “Louisiana Media King”, John Georges, the new owner and publisher of The Advocate (of Baton Rouge) and the now--New Orleans Advocate, a major competitor to the once-daily Times Picayune, will be a featured panelist on the September Politics with a Punch panel , Thursday night.
Also, on this “anything-goes” panel are an eclectic mix of talent, artistry, punditry and jesters:
Becky Allen, Comedienne, Actress, Entertainer, New Orleans Icon
John Fourcade, Former New Orleans Saint, Talk Show Host
John Georges, Publisher of the Advocate, Local Business Leader
Sophie Johnson, Blogger, Comedienne, Teacher, Improv Artist
Hon. Helena Moreno, Louisiana State Representative, New Orleans
Chuck Russo, Outstanding Comedian, Local and National Headliner
Gina Swanson, Award Winning Reporter, WDSU-TV Channel
Be sure to arrive early to enjoy cocktails, dinner and musical entertainment at the exquisite Eiffel Society. Valet Parking is provided.
Join Jeff Crouere and me at Politics with a Punch on Thursday September 19 for another unforgettable edition of Politics with a Punch, our local version of “Politically Incorrect.” It is a fast-paced, free-wheeling, no-holds barred discussion of what is happening in our city, state and nation. We place a premium on having a good time and expect plenty of laughs as we discuss the controversies and the outrageous antics of our local leaders and scoundrels.
Jeff Crouere and I launched Politics with a Punch in April of 2002 and have enjoyed 11 years of an incredible list of politicians, entertainers, media-type, athletes, comedians and more including the likes of Governors Kathleen Blanco, Bobby Jindal, Dave Treen, Marc Morial, Mitch Landrieu, Ray Nagin and more—and those are just the comedians. (just kidding).
Thursday show will be held at the beautiful Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Avenue. This outstanding venue offers plenty of available parking, a superb staff and tremendous amenities for Punch patrons. It has been recently renovated and looks spectacular. Join us for this special program and enjoy another fabulous panel.
The doors open at 6 p.m. for Punch Happy Hour as the Eiffel Society bar will offer a delicious menu of specialty drinks for our patrons. As an added treat, dining will be available for our patrons at the Eiffel Society. After our event ends, we invite you to stay with us for cocktails and socializing with our fellow patrons and panelists.
Our show will begin at 8:00 p.m.
We’ll discuss…. Saints and LSU off to Great Start; Why all the Rain Delays? Has the NFL gone soft? Fraternity Apologizes for Kent State Sign; Peyton Wins Manning Bowl Again; Oneida Indians Want Redskins Name Kicked Off NFL Reservation; Lil’ Wayne and Justin Bieber Escort Floyd Mayweather to Ring and he still Wins; St. Bernard Water System has Brain Eating Amoeba, but Chief Says it is Safe; Crime Claims Young Victims; Nagin Trial Postponed; Rep. Jackson Resigns; Gov. Edwards Welcomes a new Baby; NGO’s like Purple Circle Social Club Still Receiving State Money; Syrian “Incredibly Small” Military Strike Averted by Putin Idea; Public Not Worried, Miley Cyrus Twerking Receives 12 Times More Internet Hits; McCain Not Worried Either, Plays Video Poker During Hearing; Comics Lament Losses of Spitzer and Weiner; and Rodman Visits Pal in North Korea….Along with more Great Topics, as always, it will be a Prime Time for Punch!
Crouere will emcee “Punch”, an event that has attracted sell-out crowds for the past several years.
Tickets are only $20.00 per person/$35.00 per couple.
If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please RSVP by sending an e-mail reply. You can also purchase tickets in advance at a discounted price ($15.00 per person/$25.00 per couple) on-line at our website:
For e-mail reservations, we need to know the number of people in your party as the tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
Come early, hungry and ready to laugh.
It's Politics with a Punch--Thursday night September 19--as always, "It's funner than laughing gas".