The official word on why the Commedia crown is still in contention: Upon late-night review of Friday’s performances at the National Press Club, the judges who included former CNN Pentagon correspondent Jamie McIntyre and Fox News Business reporter Rich Edson noticed a few errant chads hanging loosely in the applause. This casts doubt on their decision to award WCP‘s Brooke Hatfield the Commedia crown and title of “DC’s Funniest Journalist.” Others who had the most clapping in the first round of voting include the following performers: Award-winning documentary producer and former anchor at WUSA Mike Walter and WaPo columnist John Kelly.
So the jury is STILL out.
Congress (i.e. the powers that be at Commedia del Media) has mandated a re-vote to commence immediately prior to total government shutdown. We’ve agreed to host the vote.
The finalists are:
1. Mike Walter: Watch here.
2. Brooke Hatfield: Watch here.
3. John Kelly: Watch here.
Watch the videos. Cast your vote. We’ll tally the numbers.You’re on the honor code to vote just once.
Write us at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com.
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