It's difficult to categorize the comedy of Rich Fulcher without reaching for superlatives like "bat-shit crazy," for example. There's an adorable rudeness, a Tourette's-like insanity to Fulcher's brand of humor that has endeared him to comedy fans in the U.K., where he expatriated and subsequently became a key supporting player in cult favorites The Mighty Boosh's live act and subsequent BBC series. (You haven't really laughed yourself sick until you've seen Fulcher's polyester, leisure-suited legend in his own mind, Bob Fossil, dry-humping a filing cabinet a Hall & Oates tune. Trust us, it makes sense in the context of the show kinda.) His clever endeavors extend beyond the stage and screen, however, and what's ended up as something of a Rich Fulcher takeover of L.A.'s comedy scene this week kicks off Friday at Largo with a variety show themed around his book Tiny Acts of Rebellion
, featuring Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family
) The Lampshades (Kate Flannery & Scot Robinson), Neil Hamburger, Chris Hardwick (Web Soup
), Har Mar Superstar and more; proceeds for that show will benefit the flood relief efforts in Nashville. Later in the week, another of Fulcher's alter egos the brash, mascara'd, hornier than a pack of rhinos Eleanor the Tour-Whore will own the Cinefamily stage for three straight nights with her one-woman show, promising to leave you "pounded like yesterday's beef." Where do we sign up?
Fri., May 28, 8 p.m., 2010