Stars of Massachusetts politics and media get ready for Serious Fun

Senator Scott Brown joins the show

BOSTON–Rehearsals were held yesterday at Suffolk University’s Modern Theater in preparation for Serious Fun: A Political Party. Pictured are Lauren Beckham Falcone of WROR, Michael Graham of WTKK and the Boston Herald, and legendary news anchor Chet Curtis. 

The Serious Fun event, 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.  The event is a fundraiser for The CommonWealth Campaign for Civic Journalism which supports the nonprofit journal CommonWealth magazine, and a scholarship program for journalism students.

Others featured are:  

Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Tom Menino, Senator Scott Brown, 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, Representative Dan Winslow, Tom O’Neill, Meghna Chakrabarti, Frank Phillips, Emily Rooney, Callie Crossley, Susan Wornick, Latoyia Edwards, R.D. Sahl, and “The Heavy Hitters.”

No charge for working journalists.  If you plan on covering the event, please RSVP to, as space is limited. 

Photo courtesy Suffolk University.


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