The only person who could say, “The other day, a dogcatcher happened by and tried to impound me” better than Phyllis Diller is Phyllis Diller’s greatest impersonator, Jim Bailey. Since the ’60s, Bailey has been plucking, tucking and mimicking every gay icon from Bette and Barbra to Marilyn, and has performed alongside Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and Liza Minnelli. Happy days are here again as Bailey, accompanied by a full orchestra, reprises his most famous alter ego in his Jim Bailey Is Judy Garland act, singing everyone’s favorites, “Get Happy” and “Over the Rainbow.” Music Box at the Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Sat.-Sun., Aug. 9-10, 8 p.m.; $65 VIP (includes postshow reception), $45. (323) 464-0808.
Aug. 9-10, 2008

LA Weekly