Headliner of State: Abraham Lincoln | DC IMPROV | Comedy Club, Restaurant, Bar, School N.W. Washington D.C.
Sunday, 12 February 2017 10:00

Headliner of State: Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln might be the greatest president. Can he also claim the title of funniest president?

Lincoln Prize winner Richard Carwardine spent the last several years researching and writing "Lincoln's Sense of Humor." He joins us to chat about Abe's remarkable gift for storytelling, his purposeful use of comedy, and the ways it affected his public career -- for better or worse. It's a thoughtful, joke-filled discussion about the humanity of an American legend. And it's a great conclusion to our profiles in presidential humor!

Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power
Lincoln's Sense of Humor

MUSIC: Hail Columbia, "Leapin' at Lincoln Gardens" by Charlie Barnet, "Springfield Stomp" by Cecil Scott and His Bright Boys