NJ politicians bring comedy to Mummer's Parade

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - December 30, 2011

It was a most unusual Mummer's rehearsal at the Camden County Democratic Club Headquarters. The group is part of the Murray Comic Division and they call themselves the Golden Schleppers.

Their theme is "Octipi Broad Street," a play on Occupy Wall Street.

To illustrate each marcher will be an octopus representing the 99 percent. A money loving shark will represent the one percent.

"There is a protest and we have signs, then we attack the shark and walk away to owe them golden slippers," said Jeff Nash, Camden County Freeholder.

Rob Jakubowski, who will portray the money loving shark, will be overtaken by the octopi to the strains of their garden and some protest songs.

"I run a program to prevent youth issues. I'm the farthest from the one percent," said Jakubowski.

The "political comedians for a day" will be raising $2,000-3,000 to feed the needy.

"We all pay to be part of this. There are some expenses that get covered but there is a profit we hand over to the food bank and Philabundance," said Jakubowsi.

In the past, the Golden Schleppers have placed 12th and they don't think they'll do much better this year.

Either way members say it's a lot of fun and they enjoy being able to raise money for a good cause.

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