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HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Laugh Factory

Updated: Aug. 28, 12:48 p.m.

The business of the Senate can be pretty darn serious (and at times a little, um, dull), but two staffers are out to prove that the chamber has a funny bone.

[IMGCAP(1)]Senate employees Kate Taylor and Scott Muschett are among the 32 federal workers who will vie for the title of funniest government employee in the annual “Funniest Fed Competition,— a five-week event set to kick off on Sept. 16 at the Arlington Cinema Drafthouse.

Contestants will perform live stand-up, taking jabs at a wide-range of topics — although if past competitions are any measure, expect a joke or two about the bureaucratic nature of government work.

But don’t expect any mean-spirited jokes about Congress, since rules specify that the “comedy must be in good taste (i.e. it does not degrade the U.S. Agency of employment or public service in general).—

Taylor will perform on Sept. 16, while Muschett will hit the stage on Sept. 30, facing off against government drones from the Treasury, Justice, Homeland Security and State departments, among others.

Comedian Will Durst will host the competition finals on Oct. 23, event organizer Naomi Johnson tells HOH.

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