Kurt Lockwood is well-known as one of the bigger names in porn stardom. In fact, being a porn star–I would think–easily lends itself to comedy because it’s so utterly normal once you’ve actually been a performer on several sets. Forget what the “not for profit” alarmists tell you. Most porn sets are very light and fairly hysterical. (Randy Spears always had me in stitches!)
|Kurt Lockwood with Mark Maron|
Imagine my delight to find such a guess absolutely correct when Mr. Lockwood took the stage this past Saturday night at The Comedy Store off Sunset Boulevard and killed it!!
Confident, cocky, crass… funny. His set is funny. And it seems he’s been killing it all over Los Angeles because I missed several shows before catching this one–and celebrating his birthday, no less!
Doug and I were very lucky, actually. A few days before Kurt’s show I said to Doug, “We’re seeing Kurt perform at The Comedy Store June 1st.” To which Doug responded, “We’re seeing Tony play at The House of Blues June 1st.” Huh? Hmm… Scratching our heads and wondering what to do, yet realizing that The Comedy Store and The House of Blues are literally across the street from each other, it seemed we might get to catch both shows. We raced out of TCS and into THoB’s Voodoo Lounge just as Tony Gamble was beginning his first song on the ukulele. What luck?? And we never go out anymore, so it was quite fortuitous.
Please, if you are going to take in a comedy act, go see Kurt Lockwood! Kurt affords us a much-needed laugh over a really sensitive and sorely misunderstood topic: Sex. I will not give away his set, I will just say that he jokes about being a performer, he has crazy stage presence and he performs with his guitar. Not that kind of performing. He plays with it. Oh, forget it. Just go see his show!
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