Arts and Culture

New York satirist Lee Camp on Occupy Denver, dead raccoons and political douchebaggery

Lee Camp's fine with making you uncomfortable. It's his stock in trade. On camera -- most notably in his stints on Good Morning America, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and various FOX, MTV and CNN shows, Camp gives audiences a this-is-how-it-really-is take on current events ranging from corporate excess to political misdeeds to the Occupy movement. The latter has made him perhaps the most famous (or infamous, depending on your ideological leanings), as Camp has become the comedic face of the anti-establishment cause. He's coming to town this Friday for the Occupy the Debates gathering that starts at 6 p.m. in Civic Center Park, and then will do his full, hour-long show at the Deer Pile at 10 p.m.

Westword caught up with Camp before he hit town to discuss getting called out, creative put-downs and Voltaire's Candide.

See also:
- Occupy Denver: A photo guide to the national movement's one-year anniversary
- Photos: Occupy Denver's Anaheim solidarity march leads to four arrests
- Corey Donahue found guilty of unlawful sexual contact in TV journalist "nut tap"

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