Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

Entertainment a VaVa

In the last week I’ve had the pleasure of my roommate hooking me up (meaning he got the tickets or found out about the event and sent me an email. It couldn’t be easier) twice with great entertainment. The first event was last Saturday at the Empire Plush Room. We went to see a vaudeville and burlesque show titled The Va Va Voom Room. That was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time. I was laughing the entire time. The hostess was dead on acting as a Austrian starlet with one eye from about the 40’s. The three-piece jazz band was tight and dead on. The acts were all very good at what they did. My favorite performer was a singer that came out and did two songs, but wish she had done more though. Not only was she a knockout with read hair and a gorgeous body. She was wearing an evening gown and above the elbow gloves, but that’s not why I was captivated by her. Her singing was amazing. I’m just getting goose bumps thinking about it. I will go back in the future if only to see her. The second event was last night. On Monday my roommate sent me an email saying he had gotten two tickets (the most one person could buy) to a show at Bimbo’s 365 in North Beach. The show was stand up comedy by Robin Williams and had just been announced. Since it was him working on new material I jumped at the chance to go. I will say that he was really funny. Funnier than I even expected him to be (I know, what was I thinking). There was a part where I had to just not laugh for a bit because I was worn out from laughing. He did about an hour of material and then an hour or so of improv. His stream of consciousness is amazing. He can move from subject to subject with such easy and he’s so fast at it you don’t really have time to think, only laugh. All in all it was great. I look forward to being able to do both things again in the future.