Bob Zany spits out sarcasm like a machine. The middle-aged comedian chews a cigar during stand-up routines while delivering one zinger after another: He covers women (Did Albert Einsteins wife ask him, What are you thinking?), people in his audience (You sell used cars? And you drive a used car? Youre a lying sack of shit.) and his own weight issues (I was at a fat farm. They made it a ranch.)
He has a weekly radio show, The Zany Report, which is a collection of even more one-liners, but these are about celebrities, politicians and general news. Zanys got a bit of a creepy-old-man quality to him, with jokes about cats licking his junk and his blue penis (A woman walked up to me and said, Im a sucker for blue eyes. I said, Let me show you my blue penis.). Yes, hes just this side of inappropriate, but his classic brand of relentless cynicism is pretty comical. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7, 9, 10:45 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. The Laff Spot, 17776 Highway 290. For tickets and information, call 281-955-9200 or visit www.laffspot.com. $18.
Thu., Aug. 7, 8 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 8, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 9, 7, 9 & 10:45 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 10, 7 p.m., 2008
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