Latino Comedy Project

Hasta la vista, jefe

Latino Comedy Project

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.

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