Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Contemporary Comedic Genius


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Mondays, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
Instructor: Martin J. Marshall, writer, director, producer comedic films
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

Martin Marshall returns with another hit from his Comedic Genius line up.  This time he and OLLI look at Alpha House, the short-lived but very funny comic equivalent of “‘West Wing”, starring John Goodman and Matt Malloy and featuring notable cameos.  Gary Trudeau, Doonesbury’s creator, wrote Alpha House, a show inspired by the real-life living arrangement of three notable Democratic legislators, Senators Durbin and Schumer and Representative Miller.  The show shifts parties, focusing on the lives and machinations of four fictional Republican Senators but keeps its eye on political life in D.C.  The issues the characters wrestle with are as relevant today as they were then: gun control, big money in politics, and the difficulty of passing a no-brainer bill.  In a year of all-to-real political drama, here’s some much needed comic relief!

Event Details

Date: 2020-09-28

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.



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