With his instrument of choice, he called himself a ‘political cartoonist for the blind’

Mark Russell, Washington’s social-political satirist and stand-up comic who spoofed

teased and laughed at celebrities, politicians, politics and popular culture for more than 50 years from behind his star-spangled piano

died March 30 at his home in the District. He was 90.

The cause was complications from prostate cancer, said his wife, Alison Russell.

From the waning years of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration through the presidencies of 10 succeeding chief executives

Mr. Russell poked fun at the foibles and flaws of the well-known

the pompous and the powerful in monologues replete with pithy one-liners