Moshe Kasher tells a funny joke about what its like to be gay in a park in front of a bush in San Francisco: Just walk right up to the bush and put your penis in the bush, as there is a MAN inside of the bush, he says. Theyre just waiting there, like a duck waiting for its foie gras feeding tube. Its funny, and it brings up a thought puzzle: Is it okay for a straight man to tell jokes about being gay in a park in the city? We think it is. Or, more accurately: We think it is? Our straight man, Kasher, adds to the fun by being completely gay-seeming not fake-Bruno gay-seeming, but thin-guy-with-nice-diction gay-seeming, and he has immense amounts of fun with it, wearing his hair in a Gitler, or the Gay Hitler mop, while getting Hey, Faggot-ed from frat guys in passing cars (hold your calls, these are two of his drawn-from-real-life jokes). Tonight he celebrates the release of his first CD, Everyone You Know Is Going to Die ... and Then You Are.
Brent Weinbach opens.
Tue., July 7, 8 p.m., 2009