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Carrett Shtick

Comedian won't take the stage without a scalp full of gel.


New York comic Lord Carrett insists that 90 percent of his act mirrors real life: His dad does own a bar; his sister is super-religious; and his second wife did walk out on their marriage 90 days after they moved cross-country to L.A. from the Big Apple. "I learned a lot from that relationship," says Carrett. "I learned they won't sell you a handgun if you're crying."So he continues to make audiences laugh, even if it's just to clear up a few misconceptions about himself. To nonbelievers, "Lord" is his real name. And Carrett's attraction to rockabilly music has resulted in his trademark pompadour 'do, which still turns some heads. "Every televangelist, every car salesman, a lot of politicians, even Bill Clinton had a modified pompadour," he says. "People look at me like I'm crazy. Even in New York — where you think you could walk down the street with no pants on, and no one's going to look twice at you — people still go, 'What the heck?' It never fails to amaze me." Lord Carrett performs at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, December 21, and Saturday, December 22, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 23, at Hilarities, 2035 East Fourth Street. Tickets are $15 to $18. Call 216-241-7425 or visit
Dec. 19-20, 8 p.m.; Dec. 21-22, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2007

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