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Attend Politics with a Punch 17th Anniversary Thursday May 16

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In 1999, I launched a career on radio and television, and started writing regular political columns. A frequent guest on my programs was Steve Sabludowsky, attorney and founder of Bayoubuzz.com. While we disagreed on some issues, we both agreed that there was a need for much more political humor in our state.

In Louisiana, our politicians, usually unwittingly, regularly provide plenty of comic material. Thus, along with our friend Betsie Gambel, we started Politics with a Punch, Louisiana’s version of Politically Incorrect. While the old show with Bill Maher is long gone, our program is still rolling along. Tomorrow night, we will be celebrating our 17th anniversary at the Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Avenue.

 At the beginning, we started Politics with a Punch on the intimate stage of Le Chat Noir, and then moved it to the Blue Room in the Roosevelt Hotel, before moving to our current location, the Eiffel Society, several years ago.  

Each program is dedicated to one goal, having fun. Along with an outstanding panel of politicians, community leaders and comedians, we mostly discuss local and state topics. On Politics with a Punch, we don’t explore these topics in a traditional way, as does the local media. Instead, we focus on the plentiful humor that is regularly provided, often unwittingly, by our Louisiana politicians. To assist in the revelry, we invite our outstanding local comedians to participate on the panels for each program.

We thank our loyal audiences who have supported the show since its inception. We hope you can join us tomorrow night at the Eiffel Society for our 17thAnniversary celebration.

As usual, the doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Patrons can enjoy cocktails and dinner at the Eiffel Society and it is always a great place to network and socialize.

Tomorrow night, our panel is fantastic. Here is who we have lined up. It includes some of our favorite All-Stars, along with some great newcomers:

Captain Black, Security Expert; Founder-Urban Safety Comm

Hon. Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President

Amos Cormier, Former Plaquemines Parish President

Bernie Cyrus, Author, Former LA Music Comm., WGSO Host

Arnie Fielkow, CEO of Jewish Federation-Greater New Orleans

Benny Grunch, Songwriter, Band Leader, NOLA Music Legend

Alden Hagardorn, Actor, Entertainer, Tour de Force of Revelry

J.D. Sledge, Comedy Superstar, Local Headliner, Punch Favorite

Tickets will be available tomorrow night ($20 per person/$35 per couple) at the Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, while discount tickets ($15 per person/$25 per couple) are available in advance at RingsidePolitics.com.

Hope you can join us tomorrow night, have a great time and support Politics with a Punch, an event which has become a New Orleans Political Comedy Tradition.  

Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs locally at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and at 10:00 p.m. Sundays on PBS affiliate WLAE-TV, Channel 32, and from 7-11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & www.Wgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America's Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on www.JeffCrouere.com. For more information, email him at [email protected]

 

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Jeff Crouere

Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program, Ringside Politics,” airs locally at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and at 10:00 p.m. Sundays on PBS affiliate WLAE-TV, Channel 32, and from 7-11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & www.Wgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America's Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on www.JeffCrouere.com. For more information, email him at [email protected]

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