David Lippman

George Shrub comes to Madison!
Benefit event co-sponsored by the Dane-Andres Eloy Blanco Sistering Alliance,
Madison-Arcatao Sister City Project and the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project
Sunday, October 26, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Harmony Bar, 2201 Atwood Ave.

On Sunday, October 26 satirical songster Dave Lippman and his alter-ego George Shrub, world's only KNOWN singing CIA Agent, will be in Madison for a Bush (and Shrub) Retirement Party.


This will be at the Harmony Bar, 2201 Atwood Avenue, with doors opening at 6:30 pm. The show is a benefit for three Madison area sister cities: Dane-Andres Eloy Blanco (Venezuela); Madison-Arcatao (El Salvador); and Madison-Rafah (Palestine). A donation will be requested. Sorry, 21 and over unless accompanied by parent or guardian.

Shrub and Lippman will each perform a set, and there will also be a short multi-media presentation featuring highlights from Dave's visits to Arcatao, Rafah and Venezuela.

Come and help us bid a heartfelt farewell to the Bush era with an evening of side-splitting political comedy and much-needed relief from the electoral circus, all while supporting a good cause. More information, including a web link to recordings of Dave's performances, is below.

Hope to see you there!

Who the Heck is Dave Lippman?

Dave Lippman is widely known on many coasts (and in some interiors) for his sharp send-ups of topics ranging from weapons of mass distraction to SUVs and the wars to defend them.

Lippman's notoriety began in 1969 when he was named an unindicted co-conspirator for singing about the "Guatemala sweepstakes" at a rally against the United Fruit Company. Lippman co-founded the 'Reagan for Shah Campaign,' in which he first introduced the character George Shrub, Singing CIA Agent. Shrub went on to tour as security for the "Ladies Against Women."

Lippman has brought Agent Shrub to the School of the Americas, CIA Headquarters, the White House, and countless events for peace, global justice, living wages, fair trade, environmental sanity, and apple pie. Recently, Shrub has been following the presidential candidates closely (don’t tell them), as he prepares to join his White House Dubya-ganger in retirement. Still, he’s managed to find time to help McCain count his houses and to stop Iran from training al Qaeda, which, as he says, "is OUR job."

In 2004 Lippman toured Palestine and Israel, including a visit to Madison’s "unofficial" sister city, Rafah. He has also visited our El Salvador sister city, Arcatao, and in 2006 traveled to Venezuela, home of our area’s newest sister city, the Dane County – Andres Eloy Blanco Sistering Alliance. The Sunday performance will feature a song/sound/picture piece drawn from all three visits.

Lippman has ten releases to his credit, not counting jail. These include I Hate Walmart, Shoot from the Lipp, and Shrub and Lippman Live in Manhattan (Kansas).

To hear Lippman and Shrub live, visit www.davelippman.com.

Mr. Lippman is the founder of the International Federation of Investigative Songwriters, which no one has joined. He remains one of America's foremost non-corporate comedians.

What "They" Say:

"With his astute observations about the American political system and his sly, often underplayed humor, Lippman is a national treasure." -- L.A. Herald-Examiner

"Viciously funny." -- The Guardian, England

"A latter day Tom Lehrer...a voice that sounds like Woody Guthrie one minute, Lenny Bruce the next." -- Florida Flambeau

"Politically loaded...deadpan and deadpan." -- L.A. Weekly

"The Dean felt more harm than good would come from
your visit." - student, Skidmore College, NY

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