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Evans Gets Roasted, Sherwood Kills

Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans was roasted last night in the basement of the Four Seasons Hotel. The comedy wasn't really LL's cup of tea, but NBC 4's Tom Sherwood got some big laughs by making fun of the city's elected officials.

Some zingers:

Sherwood scolded Evans for recently saying that the current council is the worst he's seen in twenty years, saying that's no way to make himself popular among his colleagues. "Pretty soon you'll be Tommy Wells," says Sherwood.

Sherwood also noted that Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham couldn't make it, and then offered Evans an envelope full of cash on behalf of Graham's former chief of staff, Ted Loza. (CORRECTION: This post originally quoted Sherwood saying the cash was from Graham and his staff.) "Ted Loza wanted me to give you this little—just a little something something, you know, nothing important, you don't have to report it if you don't want to," Sherwood said.

Continuing with the prop comedy routine, Sherwood said "speaking of worthless, Mayor Gray's not here." He then took off a "wire" he'd been wearing and explained that the joke was was worthless, given the mayor's absence.

Says Sherwood: "We could solve all of Kwame's problems if we give him three inch heels. And then maybe he'll be just tall enough to look into his brother Che's eyes and say 'What the hell did you do with that $200,000?'"

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

  • Drez

    Very very funny.

  • SkinsFan83

    Yes Finally the jokes on the council.

  • NE John

    Sherwood is the bomb!

  • Ward 4

    Go Tom go! very funny and very original.Lol

  • Loopie

    Evans gets credit for being a good sport.

  • Joe

    Nothing like a nice, cozy relationship between the media and the politicians. I'm sure that'll lead to some hard-hitting reporting.

  • Southeast Ken

    In my opinion, Jack Evans is a redneck racist from Pa. He could careless about black residents in the District. Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans gerrymander his Ward to be mostly white and wealthy.

  • http://letschange.org Respected Citizens

    Amen Southeast Ken, Blacks did woke up but a little to late in the historic area of the Shaw Community.

    We recall his frequent arrivals in the community, before it became infested with the new community of folks, but during his last term hardly arrived unless he felt compelled to make a presence on the few things he supported for the Cacausians.

    Since, Shaw moves to Ward 6, he finds himself in a winning position.

    This KKK has made it clear that Tommy Wells will not gain the Convention Center, but can truly acquire the Black community.

    Hopefully, those fools can see he's a little to comfortable.

  • Loopie

    @ southeast ken:

    proof that blacks can be just a racist as whites. im a redneck from north carolina, married to a black woman, and have 2 kids. what does that make me?

    you are a race baiting sucka that gives all blacks a bad name.

  • stinkinthinkin

    southeastken might be a race baiter but Jackie Evans is sure a race hater of all nonwhites. Dc residetns nned to know John Wilson, deceased counicl dude had his campaign staff assist Jack Evans win his first council seat in the anme of gentrification and sell out to blacks. Yet, blacks still adore the name change to the District Building and you idiotic blacks in DC get what you sleep on,uneven mattresses.

  • Southeast Ken

    Loopie, go to hell. Why did you marry a black woman if you are a redneck racist from North Carolina? You are full of shit! I stand by my word, Jack Evans is a racist individual that doesn't like or respect black D.C. resident. You can call me whatever you like. I call it as I see it.