The Null Device

Tonight I went to see Otis Lee Crenshaw at the Comedy Festival. Crenshaw (played by comedian Rich Hall) is meant to be a hard-drinking country singer from Tennessee. He just got out of Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, and was married six times, each time to a woman named Brenda. On stage, accompanied by two musicians, he performed several amusing musical numbers (think Kinky Friedman at his funniest), singled out members of the audience for harrassment, and threw out line after snappy line. I was struck by the amount of improvisation he did on the fly, all flawlessly (incorporating an audience member's name and profession into a song, complete with rhymes, and doing a song about various elements of contemporary Australian culture). Crenshaw's show was lots of fun; this is a show well worth seeing.

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