Mitch Fatel

Comedian Mitch Fatel seems to have sex on the brain, as evidenced by his routines and tweets. One recent tweet read: “Leaving AZ and coming home to a warm vagina...if my gf remembered to take it out of the fridge.” You can’t blame Fatel; one of his first gigs was as an intern on Howard Stern’s radio show, where the idea that sex is funny was drilled into his head on a daily basis. A regular performer on New York stages since the age of 15, he called his first CD Miniskirts and Muffins.

So consider this fair warning — Fatel’s show is not for the easily offended. Especially, it seems, if you are a woman with less than huge boobs. “I like small breasts, they have more personality,” Fatel says on his new DVD, Mitch Fatel Is Magical. “They’re like, ‘Hi, can I help you with something?’ and you’re like, ‘Naawww. I’m just looking.’” Detractors may be incensed that his style of delivery is reminiscent of a mentally challenged person (Fatel’s last CD was titled Super Re-tardo), but his rhythm does add a “wait for it...wait for it” anticipation to the punch line. “Everything on the Internet leads to sex,” he offers. “You can look up bread [and] what will come up is ‘hot girls shoving bread into their pussies’...And I kind of want to see that.” 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Improv, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, call 713-333-8800 or visit $17 to $20.
June 2-5, 2011

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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