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Can the Threat Of Federal Furloughs Actually Be Funny?

The sequester is here! Oh, great. The furloughs, the political infighting, and the queasy feelings of uncertainty don't seem like a laughing matter -- unless you're a federal employee who also happens to moonlight as a stand-up comic here in Washington, D.C. Let's go to the videotape!

Comedian Shahryar Rizvi, who spends his days working as an IT project planner for (cue the irony...) the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, has been having some comedic fun with furloughs. More than 300,000 federal employees live and work in the DMV (D.C.-Maryland-Virginia), so there's a potential audience around every corner. Laugh and the world laughs with you as you wonder if you'll have a job to go to next week. It's worth a try, anyway.

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