As the action plays out at the Iowa Caucus on Monday, Matthew Filipowicz and his band of left-leaning Bostonian jokesters will be watching, ready to poke fun at an election year milestone, and to skewer opponents on the right.
“On the Republican side I think it’s gonna be a bloodbath,” Filipowicz told Metro on Sunday. “The crap is hitting the fan.”
Filipowicz, comedian and talk radio host, runs a progressive comedy show called Laughing Liberally at the Riot Theater in Jamaica Plain. The monthly revue features a revolving lineup of Boston comics and features special guests (alums include Daily Kos editor Laura Clawson and Robin Jacks of the anti-Olympics No Boston 2024).
Their goal in 2016: “entertain the troops,” united in their mission to send a Democrat to the White House, Filipowicz said while on break from canvassing for Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire.
“I think the best comedy has a point of view,” he said, adding that if any conservatives have ever stopped by to catch one of his shows, they haven’t spoken up about it.
This weekend, we asked the Laughing Liberally crew - a mix of Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters - to sound off on the state of Election 2016 as they see it. Here’s what they said: