521 E. Sixth
The venerable Velv, as it's known to habitués, started in 1988 as a stand-up comedy offshoot of Esther's Follies' next-door emporium of sketch and improv. Re-named after comedian Kerry Awn's shecky persona Ronnie Velveeta, what had once been Sixth Street's last strip club (The Embassy Room) was transformed into a sometimes thriving, sometimes struggling bastion of stand-up that is currently, under the management of Mario DiGiorgio, enjoying a sort of 21st-century renaissance with top local and hot touring acts setting the weekends on comedy fire.
The host of Shit's Golden
headlines Sixth Street's storied Cheese Palace this weekend, slaying the crowd comedywise in prep for his gig at the next Moontower Fest, and he's got that Joe Faina
opening for maximum impact. Fri., Aug. 26 - Sat., Aug. 27Aug. 26-27. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.