What Closes on Saturday Night
This leads to a question that must be asked: How much political satire can one town stand, anyway? If it's Washington, I'd say that the sky's the limit, but I'm not so sure about Albany. We used to get this sort of thing once a year, but now, thanks to Michael Carrese's Only in New York (OiNk) outfit, the yuks never stop. Carrese used to write much of the LCA show before starting his own troupe, who essentially do the Capital Steps thing, except it's more State Street than K Street. You may remember Carrese as the bearded, furrow-browed host of WMHT's New York Week in Review. And he always looked so serious.
Still can't get enough? The TU's Capitol Confidential publishes Carrese's faux news gags ---as does the Empire Page. This stuff isn't Daily Show funny, but it's mildly amusing in the way this web site is sometimes mildly amusing.
Anyway, this year's LCA show is sure to be full of gags about Governor Pataki's intestines, unless he dies or something. That would have ruined the Harry Whittington jokes, too, wouldn't it have?