LA - Guests at The Improv were given a special treat last night when President Bush walked in unannounced and took over the stage for what turned out to be a solid twenty minute set that left the house in stitches.
Bush strode on stage with a confident Texas swagger, leaned forward towards the houselights and gave his trademark squint which set the crowd into paroxysms of laughter.
"So much better than any imitation!" the crowd gasped.
The President began on a patriotic note by proudly wearing a special silver dunce cap "Made especially for me by the Franklin Mint to commemorate my second term." He warmed up the crowd by telling them "I wear it when I co-pilot Airforce One and at meetings with the Joint Chiefs of Staff" and confided "Laura has had miniature ones made as salt and pepper shakers for the White House."
The President then took off his silver cap and began free-styling. First he stuck his foot in it and pretended to be a clumsy Texan pirate. His first rate physical comedy was bolstered by SHOUTING LOUDLY "Meet me in my cabin Condoleezza!"
Next he used his cap as a megaphone to machine gun the crowd with a rapid fire series of Dick Cheney and an elephant jokes told in snappy patter style.
Bush ended on a high note by demonstrating his cap as a traffic pylon, gleefully running a figure eight around it and its imaginary twin.