Mo Rocca to Perform at Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/3

Mo Rocca to Perform at Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/3

Humorist, author and actor Mo Rocca is best known for his offbeat news reports and satirical commentary. Currently a Correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, Mo is also a panelist on NPR's hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! and the host and creator of the Cooking Channel's My Grandmother's Ravioli, in which he learns to cook from grandmothers and grandfathers across the country. He is famed for his wacky, tongue-in-cheek "fake news" reports. Rocca spent four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and four seasons as a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. This witty actor and television personality puts an entertaining twist on everything he talks about and talk he will at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m.

The audience gets to ask Mo what they have always wanted to.... Bissell House (378 Main St., Ridgefield) will pour a free glass of house wine or draught beer with dinner the night of this show when tickets/stubs are presented. This event is part of The Moffly Media Entertaining Conversations and Clark Construction Comedy Series and is a Ridgefield Library @ Ridgefield Playhouse Event. Media sponsor is WSHU.

"I know a lot about a few things-mostly useless things." But, actually, he knows a lot about acting, journalism, humor and important topics such as his latest project, Electoral Dysfunction, a feature length documentary exploring voting in America and the consequences of a Constitution that doesn't include the right to vote. (Really.) Throughout, he encounters a range of activists, experts, and election administrators, along with some highly opinionated third graders, who offer commentary on how voting works -- or doesn't work -- in America. Rocca, a graduate of Harvard and the former president and author of Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Show, boasts stage credits that include Vice Principal Douglas Panch in Broadway's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Doody on the Southeast Asian Tour of Grease. Rocca's book, All the Presidents' Pets: The Story of One Reporter Who Refused to Roll Over, is a tour-de-force of investigative journalism that blows the lid off a long-held Washington secret: Presidential pets are more than just photo-ops.

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