New Jersey lawmaker to perform comedy at GOP convention

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The Republican National Convention is offering the top Republican in New Jersey's General Assembly the chance to hone his stand-up comedy routine.

Jon Bramnick will be at the convention in Cleveland later this month as both a politician and a comedian, reported. He's scheduled to perform a routine at a steakhouse in Beachwood, Ohio on July 19.

The event at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse costs $50 per person, with proceeds benefiting a legislative leadership committee.

Bramnick said there's too much hatred in politics and doing comedy allows him to relieve stress. He uses material from everyday life in his performances, including road signs from around the state and stories about his son.

The performance is expected to run about 45 minutes long, although Bramnick said preparing for the routine takes much more time.

"It takes about two hours to come up with a good two minutes," Bramnick said. He describes his style as "observational comedy."

Bramnick has served as New Jersey's Assembly Minority Leader since 2012, but he has no concrete plans for his political future following the convention.

The self-acknowledged moderate Republican jokingly said he's looking most forward to spending time with the "bar, swimming pool and Republicans -- in that order" while in Cleveland.