Good Sports: Stars of politics and media come through on Serious Fun

Who says elected officials and political journalists in Massachusetts can’t take a joke? Current and former Beacon Hill politicians, and the press who cover them, prove the Bay State is filled with good sports when it comes to a great cause as dozens sign up to participate in Serious Fun: A Political Party. Go to the Serious Fun web site for info and more silliness.

The event, on Thursday, November 10th, is a fundraiser for The Campaign for Civic Journalism which supports the nonprofit journal, CommonWealth magazine and a scholarship program for journalism students. The evening program, emceed by Jim Braude and Margery Eagan (The Jim and Margery Show, 6-10 am on 96.9 FM. Jim hosts Broadside: The News with Jim Braude, nightly at 6 and 8 on NECN; and Margery is a columnist at the Boston Herald), features live and taped comedy starring politicians and political reporters mocking themselves, each other, and the uniquely funny world of Massachusetts media and politics. 

Some of those who have joined the show include:

Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Tom Menino, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Senate President Therese Murray, House Speaker Bob DeLeo, Congressman Mike Capuano, Charlie Baker, Joe Malone, Auditor Suzanne Bump, Treasurer Steve Grossman, Kerry Healey, Jane Swift, Don Dwight, Massachusetts Representative Dan Winslow, Tom O’Neill, Scott Harshbarger, Sheriff Andrea Cabral, Meghna Chakrabarti, Frank Phillips, Emily Rooney, Callie Crossley, Susan Wornick, Latoyia Edwards, R.D. Sahl, Lauren Beckham Falcone, Chet Curtis, Michael Graham, “The Heavy Hitters,” and more. 

Reporters who are covering the event do not need to buy tickets but do need to sign up ahead of time. Please contact Marj Malpiede to be put on a media list.

Gold level sponsors of Serious Fun are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Citizens Bank, The Boston Foundation, The MENTOR Network, and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Silver level sponsors are Carruth Capital, LLC; Foley Hoag, LLP; and Mintz Levin.


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