Magic & Miracles 2011: Well, well, Wells!

Attendees at Ready, Willing & Working's 4th annual Magic & Miracles event weren't expecting literal magic and miracles at the Ritz Wednesday night, but then, they met the miracle Men in Blue... as well as saw slight of hand, Magician Aedryan Methyus' telepathy experiment, and a "performing" politician!

"I am very familiar with the Men in Blue," said Councilmember Tommy Wells, the lone political attendee from the event's honorary Host Committee, speaking of the formerly homeless or incarcerated men who now receive paid work opportunities and supportive services through RWW.  "This program makes me proud of our city."

Guests agreed that Wells should also be proud of his candor... and his stand-up comedy skills.  After his introduction by program host Kojo Nmamdi, Wells, calling the emcee "an old-school throwback," delivered some humble political pie - and some of the best lines of the night.  

"Kojo, you don't even know the word 'snark,' I think... What gives [The Political Hour] extra polish is your contrast with the rough and - kind of not well spoken - Tom Sherwood," he joked.  "I'm proud... that you're keeping our residents informed of the latest things happening in DC government.  Some things are actually good that happen.  But, well... that's not on your show much."

Wells: Ready, willing... and witty.

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