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Mark Russell

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The Resume

    (August 23, 1932-March 30, 2023)
    Born in Buffalo, New York
    Birth name is Mark Ruslander
    Resided in Washington, D.C.
    Known for his political satire specials on PBS
    Commentator for CNN’s ‘Inside Politics Weekend’

Why he might be annoying:

    His trademark is a bow tie.
    His jokes are very corny.
    His entire act consists of song parodies about political figures.
    His comedy is filled with obscure political allusions.
    His pop-culture references are often hopelessly out of date.
    PBS eventually canceled his contract.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is in the Buffalo Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame.
    He served in the Marine Corps.
    He’s been married more than 25 years.
    A drunk once spilled some liquor on his baby daughter’s head.
    He was satirized on ‘The Simpsons.’
    He can make fun of himself.
    He maintained a fan following of elderly people who like politics.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 134 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 84 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 24 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 38 Votes: 39.47% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 46 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 22 Votes: 68.18% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 70 Votes: 55.71% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 39 Votes: 48.72% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 59 Votes: 54.24% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 75 Votes: 58.67% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 117 Votes: 67.52% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 234 Votes: 58.12% Annoying