Former senator laughs it up at Philly comedy club
So an ex-senator walks into a comedy club…
That’s not the setup to a joke – it’s what happened Tuesday night when Arlen Specter took the stage at the Helium Comedy Club’s open-mike night in Center City.
“I’ve been in comedy now for 30 years,” the former senator explained.
Taking a try at stand-up was a natural step after spending so many years in the “sit-down comedy” of Congress – and, Specter noted, it was considerably less expensive.