Friday, February 24, 2012

There he goes again.......

Video credit: Christina Davidson

National Journals' resident comedian Matt Cooper did it again................winning the Commedia dell Media contest held at the Riot Act Comedy Theatre where journalists bared their comedic skills - or not, as the case may be. 

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This is not the first time for Cooper.  Here's a look back at a piece we did in 2005 on Matt: 

Famous Last Words:  "It's fun covering Bush, "he's a man of determination and had this to say about the hurricanes: I vow to get the scums who did this." (Matt Cooper, April 1st at The Press Club) The question is: Will he?

"I'm up here just dying", said Cooper, "but I guess I'm not alone this week."

Those were the famous last words of Matt Cooper, Master of Ceremonies at the April  1st "Fear & Loathing at the Press Club" comedy event in honor of the late Hunter S. Thompson.  

While the context was in reference to the death of Pope John Paul II, it was eerily prophetic of things to come some three months later when Cooper would have to testify before a grand jury in the Valerie Plame case. 
Full column here.

This year, Washington Post cartoonist Nick Galifianakis hosted, while comedian Dennis ReganCongresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and DC Council-member Jim Graham provided commentary from the judges’ panel and selected “DC’s Funniest Journalist.” 

Bloomberg’s Alan BjergaBen Freed of, NPR’s Jamie McIntyre, Elahe Izadi of WAMU, Erin McPike of Real Clear Politics, The Washington Post’s Lisa Bonos and Rachel Dry, Matt Cooper of National Journal, PBS’s PJ Tobia and Riz Khan of Al Jazeera English.

Proceeds went to support literacy and writing programs for DC youths through two local charities: Writopia DC and REACH, Incorporated.

Cooper does Ron Paul: