---- — To the editor:
Comedy can be a cruel profession, with many ups and downs in one’s career.
Take, for instance, the illustrious rise to fame of Londonderry’s most revered funny man, state Rep. Al Baldasaro, who was one of the first to jump on the President Obama Birther Bandwagon.
This was his first foray into the field of comedy and played to, as one would politely say, mixed reviews.
His next endeavor was a collaboration with the former majority leader (now disgraced), D.J. Bettencourt, a play they wrote and produced called “Guys and Dolls and Guns.”
This was based on a true-life scenario — their insistence that guns be allowed in any and every corner of the New Hampshire. This show also played to mixed audience reactions. The new Statehouse management has even threatened to cancel the entire show.
When Rep. Baldasaro heard this horrible news, it inspired him to write his new one-man play, “The Shawshank Condemnation.” In this blockbuster anyone who takes action to cancel his show “Guys and Dolls and Guns is arrested, criminally charged with New Hampshire state constitutional treason, convicted and sent to state prison.
Just remember, Rep. Baldasaro, comedy is hard.