Latino Comedy Project
Hasta la vista, jefe
In case you hadn’t heard, the chief executive of the United States for the past eight years will be out of a job soon, a fact few people seem upset about. But already missing the Decider are the members of the Latino Comedy Project, who have to bid “adios” to someone who’s been a fertile source of satire since before 2001. (The popular sketch troupe was mocking W when he was still Texas’ governor.) To say adios, the LCP is presenting Bye Bye Bush, a collection of the group’s greatest hits (at you know who). Asked if he has a favorite among the weapons of mass derision lobbed at el jefe, LCP Artistic Director Adrian Villegas demurred at first: “The Bush sketches are all like my very incompetent, very ‘special’ children. I can’t pick a favorite.” But then he noted that “the one we did about when he was governor was prescient, as well as our Iraq/Mexico invasion stuff. I’m pretty proud of that particular show’s thread. We were ahead of the curve of Bush-mocking by at least a year and a half, doing it post-9/11 and right at the beginning of the war before most people dared. And our mockery was so effective he got re-elected.”
The Latino Comedy Project presents Bye Bye Bush Friday-Saturday, Sept. 26-27, 8pm, at Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. For more information, visit www.lcp.org.