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Doris Kearns Goodwin and Senator Scott Brown at Friday night’s “Banned in Boston’’ benefit for Urban Improv. Doris Kearns Goodwin and Senator Scott Brown at Friday night’s “Banned in Boston’’ benefit for Urban Improv. (Bill Brett for The Boston Globe)
By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
April 4, 2011

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Senator Scott Brown did his best Mark Wahlberg at Friday night’s “Banned in Boston’’ benefit for Urban Improv. Brown’s “The Fighter’’-inspired sketch (which also featured historian Doris Kearns Goodwin sporting a sweet wig) was one of the highlights of the night, which also featured Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton as Charlie Sheen, Representative Barney Frank as George Washington, Councilor Ayanna Pressley as Oprah Winfrey, state Senator Sonya Chang-Diaz as Sarah Palin, and Jarrett Barrios, a former state senator who is now president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, taking on “The Social Network.’’