The Hotline Post-Inaugural Comedy Show
On the evening following the 55th Presidential Inauguration, a team of politicians, pundits, comedians and press gathered to honor Will Rogers on what would have been his 125th birthday with an evening of sidesplitting humor at the Hotline Comedy Show at the Warner Theatre on January 22. Emcee Tony Snow, Christopher Hitchens, Ana Marie Cox (The Wonkette), Rep. Brad Sherman, Will Durst, Matt Cooper and A. Whitney Brown brought their own distinctive wit to the stage. Proceeds from the show benefited the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a leading advocate for journalists’ rights. The committee has played a major role in virtually every significant press freedom case.
Photos by Zaid Hamid