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Patton Oswalt offered the only substantive bit of political comedy last night at the Black Cat: It’s pointless to riff on George W. Bush and his remaining die-hard supporters, he said, because they have no more credibility than Creed fans. The crowd at the sold-out venue did not seem interested, thank the Lord, in consuming much more Washington humor than that.
Now that I think about it, this version of the Comedians of Comedy show also was rather thin on music bits, too. I mean, yeah, Brian Posehn (pictured) talks about metal-as-concept a lot, and he did do an extended routine about the phrase “party like a rock star.” (Those who still use it without irony, he said, should have to denote which rock star they mean, e.g. Marilyn Manson drinking absinthe and tucking his pee-pee between his legs, or Eddie Van Halen removing his teeth, chugging booze, and reacting in horror to his own Gollum-like image in the mirror.) Posehn also deemed that it’s OK for one heterosexual male to blow another heterosexual male, as long as the blower says SLAYER! during the act.