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Politicians clown around for a cause

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) tries out stand-up at the Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest.
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Some voters think Washington, D.C. is a city full of clowns -- and Thursday night it really was.

Some of those serious people there, from senators to representatives, put aside their differences in order to come together for a good cause and raise money for cancer research.

The event was held in the nation's capital for the Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest.

Check out the video below for a taste of the jokes by some politicians and reporters.

Jamie Weinstein, senior editor of the Washington, D.C.-based news website The Daily Caller, was dubbed the funniest celebrity in Washington. The money he and everyone else helped raise will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.