Calendar » Get Out

Vegas, Baby!

This comic's so money, even Mel Tormé knows it.


It's tough to overlook the Midnight Swinger onstage. With his pompadour 'do and his wide-lapelled jackets, Las Vegas comic David Scott looks and sounds like equal parts Liberace, Sinatra, and Elvis. "This would be what you would see if you were in Vegas and said, 'Hey! Let's go catch a show!'" says Scott, whose stage name is from an old Mel Torme hit. "It's geared toward just having fun, and people walking out afterward and saying they had a good time." All of Scott's shows start and end with his signature "Damn! I look good!" line. In between, he sings to cool-cat lounge beats, makes the audience dance to swing music, and riffs on the battle of the sexes, in which only women know how to gift wrap and only men know how to play the air guitar. The guy who wrote "Midnight Swinger" even caught wind of his act. "I sent him a copy of my DVD. He said he never laughed so much," says Scott. "He wrote a nice little note saying, 'Mel is smiling down from heaven.'" The swinging starts at 8 and 10:15 tonight, and 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Improv, 2000 Sycamore Avenue on the West Bank of the Flats. Tickets are $10 to $16. Call 216-696-4677 or visit
Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2007

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.