Evans Gets Roasted, Sherwood Kills

Prop comedy by NBC4 reporter

Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans was roasted Wednesday night in the basement of the Four Seasons Hotel. The comedy wasn't really LL's cup of tea, but NBC4'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 20 years, saying that's no way to make himself popular among his colleagues. "Pretty soon you'll be Tommy Wells," said Sherwood.

Sherwood also noted that Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham couldn't make it, and then offered Evans an envelope full of cash on Graham and his staff's behalf.

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 worthless, given the mayor's absence.

Says Sherwood: "Some say 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?'"

Evans Gets Roasted, Sherwood Kills was originally published by Washington City Paper on Oct. 20, 2011.

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