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The District of Comedy Roast of James Carville

The District of Comedy Roast of James Carville

Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:00 PM

The Kennedy Center's District of Comedy Festival

Leading names in politics, broadcasting, comedy, and entertainment come together to roast the "Ragin' Cajun," including Bob Saget as roastmaster, Paul Begala, Tucker Carlson, Mary Matalin, Jim Norton, Jeff Ross, Luke Russert, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

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The District of Comedy Roast of James Carville
Part of the Kennedy Center's District of Comedy Festival
Bob Saget, roastmaster

The leading names in politics, broadcasting, comedy, and entertainment come together to roast the "Ragin' Cajun." Best-known for helping President Bill Clinton win the Oval Office, James Carville is also a best-selling author, television host, acclaimed speaker, actor, producer, professor, and restaurateur. His legendary career and trademark personality will leave no shortage of material when a star-studded dais of celebrity friends, colleagues, political friends and enemies, skewer America's favorite political consultant. Of course, Carville will get the last word (and laugh) when he roasts back at the end of the evening.
 
The lineup of roasters includes Paul Begala, Tucker CarlsonS.E. Cupp, Hari Kondabolu, Tony KornheiserMary Matalin, Jim Norton, Jeff Ross, Luke Russert, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, with many more of Carville's political friends and enemies to be announced soon. Featuring special video roasts by President Bill Clinton, Bill Maher, and Karl Rove.
 
"It's truly an honor to be roasted at the Kennedy Center and I can't wait to see all of my political allies (and opponents) along with my comedian friends," says Carville. "I just hope they are ready because I plan to give as good as I get!" 

Recommended for mature audiences.

Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, with no intermission.