Piano-playing political satirist Mark Russell returns to Ford’s Theatre for one night only, Monday, September 19. With impeccable timing, twinkling eyes and shock-of-recognition insights into American politics, Russell draws materials from the pomposity of public life. Long before Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart, there was Mark Russell, daring to joke and sing of the often absurd political processes. Russell’s unique brand of comedy earned him the Mark Twain Award for political comedy and has made him a popular favorite on PBS.