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 additional guests like Mary Birdsong, Neil Hamburger and others; 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?
June 2-4, 8 p.m., 2010
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