FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        Date: April 9, 2003

                                                            Contact: Matthew Cunningham, 206-1690

Elizabeth Moran, 206-1836


Political satirist to appear at UIS


SPRINGFIELD Political satirist Dave Lippman, aka singing CIA agent George Shrub, will give two performances at the University of Illinois at Springfield on Wednesday, April 16. Sponsored by student group the Campus Greens, both performances are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages.

Lippman’s first appearance will be a brown-bag performance set for 1 to 2 p.m. in conference room H, located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center. A longer before-class concert is scheduled for 4:30 to 5:50 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium, lower level of Brookens Library.

Later that evening a reception featuring music and an opportunity for conversation with Lippman will be held at 7 p.m. at The Space, 830 S. College in downtown Springfield. The reception is also open to the public.

Lippman uses wit and satirical songs to address current events and progressive concerns like disappearing civil liberties and rising corporate greed. His most recent targets include “faith-based missile shields,” “global warnings,” sweatshops, the “information towaway lane,” “sport futility vehicles,” and Wal-Mart.

In his act, Lippman assumes various personas that exaggeratedly portray American society and politics, the most famous being George Shrub, former CIA agent and cultural director of the Department of Homeland Security.


Lippman has also released numerous albums over the past 20 years, containing such songs as “The Stocks They Are Exchangin’,” “The Twelve Days of Bushmas,” and “Battle Him in Public.” His most recent CD, “I Hate Wal-Mart,” is heard on anticommercial radio throughout the country and has been featured on the Pacifica radio program Democracy NOW. More information about Lippman’s career can be found at

For more information about the UIS performances, contact Matthew Cunningham by phone at 206-1690 or by e-mail at For more information about the reception at The Space, go to