Iguana benefit April 18 features Dave Lippman
April 2008

Political satirist Dave Lippman, shadowed by his darker side, "George Shrub," the anti-folksinger from the CIA (Committee to Intervene Anywhere), will perform in a "Counter-Intelligence Cabaret" in Gainesville, Friday, April 18th at 8 p.m. at the Civic Media Center.

Lippman is a musician and comedian who has been skewering the powerful with parody for decades. In addition to new songs about cars, candidates, God, and Jena, Louisiana, Dave brings a collaboration with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Martin Niemoller that neither of them ever heard about.

He has been called everything from "a national treasure" (L.A. Herald Examiner) to "a one-man satirical barn-burner" (Toronto's Now Magazine).

But who is George Shrub? The world's only known singing CIA agent, George Shrub has been traveling throughout his globalized domain, sharing his Point of View (the Right One) so that people won't need their own. He employs anti-folk songs and interventionary anthems to explain (and enforce) that the business of America is none of your business, that unions are never civil, and that the proper place for himself, like Wal-Mart, is everywhere.

"Viciously funny"--Guardian (England)

Dave Lippman and George Shrub will perform together (if not simultaneously).
Info: 352-378-5655.

Friday, April 18, at 8 p.m. at the Civic Media Center, 1021 W. Univ. Ave.

Tickets $10 advance, $12 at door. Advance tickets at Wild Iris Books and Omni Books. Benefits The Gainesville Iguana. Info: 378-5655.

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