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The Other Side is the official podcast of a great comedy club, the DC Improv.

Feb 29, 2016

The search for the funniest president continues!

Sure, Ulysses Grant saved American democracy for all future generations. But was he FUNNY? To get the answer, we’re talking to Grant himself -- with the assistance of Kenneth J. Serfass.

Ken is an educator and a retired U.S. Marine. His involvement in Civil War re-enacting, combined with his lifelong fascination with Grant, resulted in a very interesting career. Ken does a “first person living history impression” of the general, transforming himself into Grant for public events and presentations. He makes his home in Gettysburg, Pa., and that’s where we went for a lunchtime chat with both Ken and his alter-ego.

MUSIC: Hail Columbia, “My Good Man Sam” by King Oliver and his Orchestra, “Frolic Sam” by Barney Bigard and his Jazzopaters

Next week: David Litt and Brad Jenkins discuss Barack Obama.