521 E. Sixth, 512/766-8358
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 former FPIA
returns to the hallowed stage of this longtime club on Dirty Sixth, set to stun the crowds with his "rapid-fire, topic-jumping humor." Topic-jumping? That means he can't really concentrate on anything, we reckon. Can't concentrate on anything but making you laugh your ass off
, citizen. Don't make him use the Batman voice on you, now. Bonus: Avery Moore
opens. Feb. 28-29. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.