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Friday, August 12, 2022

Lake Compounce Ballroom

The tradition lives on! The 2022 Crocodile Club is going to knock your socks off! Plenty of the traditions you love (and love to hate) and a few new twists on our old favorites!


Join us in the Lake Compounce ballroom as WTIC's Brian Shactman hosts this important Connecticut tradition. Incredible new friends will join us as we nod to the past and look ahead to Connecticut's political future! Everyone will be there you will not want to miss it!



Ticket includes:

  • Lunch, Traditional Crocodile Club Menu + more!

  • 1 Free Drink

  • Friendly Political Roast, in Crocodile Club Tradition  

  • Admission to Lake Compounce

  • Support for the Carousel Museum

  • Cigar


Scheduled to appear

Attorney General

William Tong



2022 Crocodile Club MC

Brian Shactman


Brian wakes Connecticut up on WTIC News Talk 1080 with Brian & Company from 5:30am-9am!

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2022 Special Guest

Mike Reiss


Bristol's own Mike Reiss, show-runner, writer and producer for the animated series The Simpsons and co-created the animated series The Critic will be our special guest roaster.


Scheduled to appear


John Larson


Scheduled to appear

Candidate for 


Bob Stefanowski



The Crocodile luncheon, traditionally a sheep roast, started as a "Thank you " gathering for politicians in which serious talk about politics was prohibited. First held in 1875 by Gad Norton, the founder of Lake Compounce. Originally intended to thank government officials for a Bristol border change, The Crocodile Club has continued as a place where both sides of the aisle can gather, laugh, and share a meal and their thoughts. For the past decade Crocodile Club has been a fundraiser for the Carousel Museum and has been generously supported each year by Lake Compounce and their staff. 



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