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- $30 for one VIP ticket to see Paul Mooney: A Black Man in the White House with a meet-and-greet (up to a $66.65 value)
- When: Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Harold Washington Cultural Center
- Seating: VIP section, first floor
- Door time: 5 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Paul Mooney on President Obama
Warning: contains brief moments of harsh language
Fabled writer, Grammy-nominated comedian, and actor Paul Mooney pulls no punches as he puts history and the recent, highly fraught presidential election in his sharpened, sardonic sights. Drawn from a career with beginnings as a circus ringmaster and leading to years of notoriety as a comedy writer, Mooney's words have filled the mouths of Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and the cast of In Living Color. Although modern audiences best know him for his blistering work on Chappelle's Show, longtime fans recognize him as a fearless standup comedian who often skewers tender subjects like an accident-prone luau master, drawing on a deep and heartfelt sense of history with a burning, righteous ardor. For Black Man in the White House (The Second Term Tour), Mooney spares no targets in his politician-puncturing monologue, keeping his tone conversational and his observations knee-slappingly honest.
Harold Washington Cultural Center
Named in honor of Chicago’s first African-American mayor, the Harold Washington Cultural Center hosts theatrical and musical events that echo the center’s mission of African-American cultural preservation. This event helps celebrate the 10-year commemorative anniversary for the Harold Washington Cultural Center. In addition to its entertainment, the center performs community outreach each year to serve more than 45,000 youth through arts programs, teen summits, and special events.