The Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein was named the “Funniest Celebrity in Washington” Wednesday night with a stand-up set that included jokes about fictional reality-TV shows titled “Jew in Gaza” and “Occupy Pyongyang.”
Weinstein defeated several prominent Washingtonians for the title, including Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page, former Clinton White House special counsel Lanny Davis and Florida Republican Rep. Allen West.
Weinstein, TheDC’s senior editor, cracked jokes before a packed crowd at the DC Improv Comedy Club after Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown “threw out the ceremonial first joke.”
Rep West, the lone Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus, took third place with a set that included barbs aimed at fellow CBC members. West joked he thought that California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters had a sweet tooth because she kept talking about “oreos,” and feigned amazement at the “family man” John Lewis, the Democratic Rep. from Georgia, after he “kept hearing him talk about some guy named Uncle Tom.”
Watch the winning performance:
Former GOP Maryland gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy won second place. NPR anchor and former CNN correspondent Jamie Mcintyre was the evening’s emcee. Sen. Brown’s daughter Ayla, a former American Idol finalist, provided musical entertainment — and her own comic moment, when her microphone stand collapsed during a song about a woman who missed her soldier husband.
Tickets sold for $200, with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.