I LOVE Mark Russell. I have watched him on PBS since I was a little kid...I think I liked him early on because he played the piano. As I got older, and started to understand the jokes, the piano just became an instrument of presentation.
Mark's comments are clean, so I don't have to worry about my children hearing what he has to say, and like the Capitol Steps comedy troupe, no party, belief, or personage is sacred. Equal opportunity satire...facetiousness at its finest.