Laughing Liberally Tucson Comedy Showcase


    Laughing Liberally started up again at Sky Bar on March 30.  They will be here at this venue on the last Sunday of every month. Stay tuned for more information from host Phil Gordon.


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Very funny bunch of male comedians tonight at Sky Bar. MC Ryan Malco made fun of Hillary, Mike Huckabee, Bill O’Reilly, Air Bud commercials, Rick Santorum. Kevin Michael Lee spoke of vegan pot lucks, Winter olympics being “cold & boring”, legalizing pot, being “hung over” for LL being like a having a broken leg trying out for the Celtics. Then an hilarious debate followed between JFK (portrayed by Ben Dietzel) and Dick Nixon (by Michael Conlogue) with good voice imitations debating on gay marriage, Communists, childhood obesity, gun control, global warming. Tom Potter with guitar sang “Voter Blues”, “All the Crazy Sh-t George W Used to Say”, a song about Marco Rubio, and dirty joke blues. Then Pete Christiansen joked about “Poli-ticks” meaning “many blood suckers”, hookers/secret service, GOP candidates for President, Hillary being one of several women in the White House. Alex Kack also poked fun at the GOP Presidential candidates, including Libertarian Gary Johnson (who?) and Ben Carson. Phil Gordon sang about the 500 lb. gorilla (Cuban Marco Rubio) and questioned the audience about Arizona law vs. Sharia Law regarding abortion, polygamy, environmental recycling. Finale was Michael Celi telling “dick jokes”, Arizona laws governing 2 dildoes/household, indecent exposure, and ending with jingle songs about herpes, racism, Islam Extremism – never going away, pest control, population control. Next LL at Sky Bar on May 31st with more political debates & jokes.

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