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Steele looking for comedy tips?

Maryland's former LG was spotted today by POLITCO having lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C. with funny man Pauly Shore.

Shore has some upcoming gigs at the 9:30 Club, but the D.C.-centered website failed to mention that Michael Steele is also on tour. He's is set to compete in Baltimore later this month for the title Charm City's "Funniest Celebrity."  Last year the award went to Baltimore Police Commissioner Fred Bealefeld.

We couldn't speak to Steel directly, but show producer Richard Siegel got him on the line and reported that Steele made fun of his recent, shaky tenure at the helm of the Republican National Committee:

"Since the RNC gig didn't work out as well as I thought it would, I thought I would give this a try."

Steele will share the spotlight with notorious Baltimore "Hon" Denise Whiting, failed city council candidate De'Von Brown, FOX 45 anchor Jeff Barnd and musician Deanna Bogart. They take the stage 8 p.m. June 27 at the Baltimore Comedy Factory.

The best part? The panel of judges include former Baltimore city mayor Sheila Dixon.

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