Buckle Up: Tony Clifton Has Landed At The Comedy Store

Twenty-eight years after the mysterious disappearance of comic legend Andy Kaufman, his alter ego, “international singing sensation” Tony Clifton, continues to bring inappropriate and uncomfortable laughter to the off-color humor loving masses at The Comedy Store. 
Complete with a full band, marionettes, and a “hooker raffle,” the adults-only variety show is like nothing you’ve ever seen or experienced before, which is probably why it’s been attracting big crowds as word has spread about the over-the-top antics of The Tony Clifton Revue. Between trips to the bar to refresh his drink, and carousing with his clothing optional cohorts, we were able to catch the comic legend, as he “let it all hang out,” expounding on the finer points of living a life of leisure.

Insider’s Weekend Guide

Start your Friday night off right with outdoor cocktails and live music poolside at Live at the Sunset Marquis. The legendary rock and roll hotel is opening its doors to host a summer acoustic series. Tonight’s event features music by Noah Benardout, Wing And Hollow and El Javi Trio ($20). 

Guest Bartender Series at Eveleigh Mixes Up New Cocktails

Hidden behind a lush canopy of plants and trees is Eveleigh, the secret garden of The Sunset Strip. Their front entrance — like a walk through a quaint forest — leads to the comfy, country living inspired front bar and restaurant.  But the real hidden treasure of this gem is the back bar where Eveleigh holds an intimate gathering known as Industry Night every Monday beginning at 7 p.m.,  which includes specialty drinks and a selection of bar bites priced between $3-$8.

Get To Know The Comedians & Musicians You’ll Be Ringing In 2012 With

The Sunset Strip roars into 2012 with rapture worthy revelry set to take place at The Comedy Store, The Viper Room, The Roxy Theatre and Rock & Reilly’s. Before committing to your first regrettable midnight make out sesh of the New Year, see how the members of Semi Precious Weapons and Warner Drive as well as Dirt Nasty, Kosha Dillz, Cisco Adler, and your favorite standout stand-up comics plan to usher in Armageddon at the most ragingest parties since Y2K.
Who will you be kissing at midnight?

Need Some Costume Inspiration? Parties At The Rainbow, Hustler Get Everyone In The Holiday Spirit

Halloween, aside from being just another reason to party, play tricks on people, overload your blood stream with candy, honor the dead or celebrate the harvest can be the ideal time to step outside of yourself and party in someone else’s shoes for the night! Dress up as your favorite movie star, your alter ego or a character from your wildest dreams. Halloween is the one day anyone can make their dreams or nightmares a reality.

Both the Rainbow and Hustler had festive costume parties on Wednesday night, with some of the more notable costumes including a ghoul, Maverick from Top Gun and a French maid corpse. Hot costume ideas this also include the ever-popular animal mask and lingerie (i.e. “kittens in bikinis”), celebrity look-a-likes and when in doubt, just add wigs and some fake blood.
What is your costume pick this year?

–Genie Sanchez, www.totallylikeduh.com

Cinco de Mayo Guide

Maybe it’s the unseasonably warm weather, but this year’s Cinco de Mayo feels extra special. Margaritas, patio drinking, metal mariachis. Sign us up!

Cinco de Awesome
The Comedy Store brings the party to “el patio” this Thursday with $2 empanadas, $3 Corona Lights, $4 shots of Cazadores tequila and $5 Cazadores margaritas. The party begins at 6 p.m. www.thecomedystore.com