When: Sat., June 16, 7-9 p.m. 2012
Cleveland-born comedian, musician, and author Dave Hill has never performed in his hometown. “I think it’s partially because I’m afraid to have my dad come and get mad at me for swearing. I might get grounded,” he says. Turns out, Hill doesn’t just drop f-bombs in his comedy sketches. His new book, Tasteful Nudes, also showcases his talent for expletives. (“Holyfuckingshitness” has become our new fave.) The book details his hilarious and Murphy’s Law-riddled life from childhood all the way to present-day New York City. But some of the book’s chapters show Hill’s soft side, too. “On Manliness” addresses exactly as the title suggests: what it means to be a dude. “Manliness is often confused with machismo or hyper-masculinity. We have a generation of men who don’t do nice things. They’re not good people,” he writes. On the other hand, Hill seems like a pretty decent fellow — although he admits he’s gotten nude photos from women, and not the tasteful kind. “The teenager in me loves it. But it’s actually really disturbing. I think that’s my Irish Catholic upbringing.” Tonight Hill ditches the Big Apple to bring his talents to the Happy Dog. The evening of music, comedy, readings, and signings begins at 7. Tickets are $5 at the door.