Prolific standup, celebrity barb-slinger Neil Hamburger is no stranger to the musical side of this business we call show, having seen his 2008 Drag City album of country & western covers and originals debut at the top of the well-respected Phoenix Greyhound Park Weekly Entertainment Notice and Coupon Circular charts. Now America's Funnyman looks to hoist a (mostly spilled) drink to his idol with the latest installment of "Comedy Death-Ray's Movie Series": Neil Hamburger Presents a Tribute to Frank Sinatra Jr. Gushes Hamburger: "Frank Jr. has an intense stage presence unlike any I have ever encountered. Like his father, there is a lifetime of regret, disappointment and longing in every note that comes out of his mouth but with a career shattered by unjustified critical malevolence and public indifference. Frank Jr.'s experiences are drawn from a completely different well. If you're looking for a gifted vocalist who puts every ounce of his experience into every word he sings, Sinatra Jr. is your man." Expect vintage TV and film clips starring the birthday-boy honoree; re-creation of FSJ's 1963 kidnapping (we're guessing) not included.
Sun., Jan. 10, 8 p.m., 2010