Mark Russell, political satirist and longtime host of “Mark Russell Comedy Specials” on PBS, will take the stage in Auburn as the Seward House Museum’s 2014 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker. A native of Buffalo, Russell has been performing his unique brand of political stand-up since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. He continues to play off the day’s headlines, performing stand-up comedy while accompanying himself on the piano. With impeccable timing, twinkling eyes, and shock-of-recognition insights into American politics, he draws merriment from the pomposity of public life. Russell will perform at Auburn High School with a Meet & Greet reception at the Hilton Garden Inn immediately following the performance.