a funny guy, this Hedberg fellow. When he last stopped in
Albany (as the opening act for the Comedy Central Live tour
in fall 2003), he all but stole the show from headliners
Lewis Black and Dave Attell. His pseudo-stoner deadpan has
rightfully earned him comparisons to stand-up legend Steven
Wright, while guest spots on That ’70s Show and Ed
have made him one of the most recognizable young entertainers
today. Hedberg is currently coheadlining a Comedy Central
tour of his own, along with funny pretty-boy Stephen Lynch;
in fact, the pairing has been so successful that an additional
month of dates was tacked onto the tour, including tonight’s
Mitch Hedberg and Stephen Lynch will bring the funny to
the Egg tonight (Jan. 13). Tickets for the 8 PM show are
$36.50, and are available at the Egg box office. For more
info, call 473-1845.
The Beautiful and the Deadly
to the press release, “cold-blooded creatures lurk at the
Berkshire Museum.” No, they’re not referring to small-minded
bureaucrats, Nader voters or evil mothers-in-law. The world’s
“largest traveling reptile exhibition” begins its temporary
residence in Pittsfield this weekend.
Among the critters you can check out will be the Big Guy,
a 16-foot-long female Burmese python; a venomous pink-and-black
Gila monster; a veiled chameleon, which has a tongue longer
than its body length; and assorted deadly snakes. You know
the kids will love it.
The Beautiful and the Deadly opens Saturday (Jan. 15)
at the Berkshire Museum (39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.)
For more info, call (413) 443-7171 or visit www.berkshiremuseum.org.
over it. Bush won. Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth
end; let the new battles begin.
That’s the positive spirit behind the Anti-Inaugural Bash
this Saturday night at Valentine’s. According to Jim Caringi,
who put this show together with beloved Valentine’s poobah
Howe Glassman, this really big show “is an effort to bring
together anyone who has been negatively affected by the
Bush administration.” By any reckoning, that covers more
folks than Valentine’s can hold. So, in between the rock
& roll, social activists and assorted crusaders will
take the mic to speak truth to power—or something like that.
Said groups will also have informational tables set up,
so you can get an idea of how to stick it to the man. Groups
will include Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, New York State
Progressives, the Progressive Calendar, Hudson-Mohawk Media
Collective, Alliance for Democracy, the Social Justice Center,
Ironweed Collective and more. As mentioned, there will be
music to fire up your political jones by the Kissers, Power
Take-off, Black Cat Elliot, Howe Glassman, Jim Crawley,
Broadcast Live, Solidarity Singers, the Wasted and more.
Of course, if you just want to cry in your beer, Valentine’s
has plenty of that, too.
The Anti-Inaugural Bash will be presented at Valentine’s
(17 New Scotland Ave., Albany) at 8 PM on Saturday (Jan.
15). The show is at 7 PM and costs $7. For more information,