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The Gross National Product, Humor Speaker

The Gross National Product

    Political Comedy Group
Full Bio
In-Person Fee Range:

$10,000 - $15,000

Virtual Fees: Please Inquire
Travels From

District of Columbia

Gross National Product: Hillary 2008: Iowa

Gross National Product: Hillary 2008: Iowa

The GNP Comedy Revue comes complete with a 60-90 minute show. Two or 20 parties, it doesn`t really matter to Gross National Product (GNP), Washington, D.C.`s "Comic Monument." For 20 years, GNP has been skewering whichever party is in power - as well as those that aren`t - and "making headlines hilarious" (San Francisco Chronicle). If it`s political, it`s been fair game for this political satire group, dubbed a "comedy feast" by the Wall Street Journal. Gross National Product was picked as a top D.C. attraction by both Fommer`s and Fodor`s Guides. The Washington Post called them "breathlessly fast and funny...the longest running, most successful sketch troupe in Washington." GNP delivers "sharp impersonations...This zippy group sends you smiling into the late evening air" (The Los Angeles Times) with customization, technical expertise and hilarious send-up`s for your group or convention.

GNP has built a rousing reputation from such hilarious past revues as Clintoons (1992), A Newt World Order (1994), Hell to the Chief (1997), and All the Presidents Women (1999). They`ve captured the hearts of San Francisco, where the previous revue (Sex, Lies and Zippergate or Yet Another Vast Right Wing Conspiracy) ran for over six months. And San Diego took them to its big heart during the 1996 Republican convention and Los Angeles for the 2000 affair for the other side of the aisle. They`ve performed for the presidents, are a regular at the Smithsonian Institute`s Resident Art Series and have starred in five national PBS specials. 

Political and News Impersonators: Can`t get the real one? Let one of our presidents roast your company president, CEO, or meeting attendees with a customized appearance by George W, Al Gore, Bill Clinton or Hillary! They`re all here, right down to news breakers and newsmakers. Or have your favorite news personality such as George Stephanopoulos make a surprise visit. 

For a less expensive alternative, GNP`s "Unofficial Debate" is an interactive 30-minute political duel, complete with candidates & news impostors! 

In 1988, GNP launched Scandal Tours, an insider`s bus tour of the sites that have made Washington infamous, which highlights the lowlifes, such as Monica Lewinsky, Gary Hart`s and Donna Rice`s backdoor debut to the Miami Herald, the White House that JFK practically turned into a Motel 6, the Watergate where some C.R.E.E.P.S. bungled a break-in and the Vista Hotel where Mayor Marion Barry`s career went up in smoke. Scandal Tours is for groups interested in seeing the genuine side of Washington. To book political comedy group, Gross National Product call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

Gross National Product comedy revue

Whether its two parties, (DNC and RNC of course) or just one big party, it doesn’t really matter. For years GNP has been in the business of “turning today’s headlines into tonight’s belly laughs” –Washington Post.  Since 1980 GNP has lampooning snoops, creeps, the Congress, Prez & Veer as GNP’s fast-paced take on current events and social satire is guaranteed to have you and your colleagues laughing on both sides of the aisle. GNP is completely bi-partisan, customized, and high-octane entertainment for groups of all shapes and sizes.  GNP delivers “sharp impersonations” says The Los Angeles Times, “the city’s most popular company of satirists who have been a favorite among those inside and outside the beltway”. GNP has been seen both nationally and internationally on news (check our media list (PDF) or client list and has turned evenings into a political laugh-slide. Even President Clinton got into the act: “You guys are great . . . amazing.” GNP will work with your company to customize the event for a truly memorable evening . . . Let’s do some funny business!

Scandal Tours®

Lies, theft, obstruction of Justice and that’s just the Senate!  Hop aboard Scandal Tours® for a witty and irreverent guided tour of the sites that have made Washington the scandal capital of the world. Perfect for groups who want to see what the Wall Street Journal calls “a comedy feast.”  Scandal Tours is hosted by GNP actors who highlight the lowlifes in this hysterical and historical tour. USA Today calls the tour “hilarious” and as ABC World News once quipped, “it’s a worm’s –eye view of Washington”.  Come see the real DC, the comic relief is just a phone call away! Let us enTOURtain you! “If touring is your thing, there is just a beauty waiting for you in Washington, D.C.-“ Entertainment Tonight.

Can’t get the real one?

That is, the real Prez, the real First Lady, the real newscaster. From Obama to Hillary to Rush, we’ve got impersonators who are not just look-alikes but also act-a-likes. We’ll tailor a town hall between a Democrat and Republican for a political duel, which involves the audience in a hilarious improv debate, or you can have the “Prez” grace your event. But we don’t stop there. We write the show with your company in mind, incorporating all your themes and political action for this pared down performance. Even if your event doesn’t quite have the budget for a full show, we’ll produce a mini-event that the London Observer says that the “GNP actors are first rate.”

And now for something completely NON political

Try our send-up of the motivational industry, The Moti-FAKE-tional Speakers. Yes, that billion-dollar industry of self-help can come to pump-up your conference as Wayne Allyn Robbins and Ellen McPherson Root Robbin Hayes (married 4 times, twice to Wayne!) cattle-prod you out of your blahs and whip you into a frenzy of can-do-spirit ecstasy. As The San Francisco Examiner noted: “Politicians come and go, and topical humor ages fast. But greed and self-delusion, fueled by the hucksters’ art, are forever . . . best of the show!” 

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