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Comic Joey Diaz at the Grog Shop 

When: Fri., May 18 2012
Phone: 216-321-5588
Price: $18 to $25
When it comes to the funny stuff, comic, actor, and podcast co-host Joey Diaz says he’s just keepin’ it real. “I’m living in a ‘no bullshit’ zone,” declares the 20-year industry vet. “I enjoy telling stories to the audience, but really I’m just talking from the heart.” These days, his heart is a warm and fuzzy place. A former addict and all ‘round dirtbag who spent 18 months in prison in the 80s after a coke-fueled crime spree, Diaz says he’s finally feeling the respect of his peers. His Beauty & Da Beast podcast with Felicia Michaels is drawing lots of buzz. His documentary about growing up in North Bergen, N.J., is ready to drop. And his new CD, It’s You or the Priest, debuted last month at the top of Billboard’s comedy-album list. “It’s taken me by surprise,” he says from his home in Hollywood. “I’m still waiting for a building to fall on me or something!” Still, success hasn’t exactly cleansed his filthy mouth, which he directs toward everyone from pot smokers to pole dancers. You can catch him in action tonight at the Grog Shop where he’ll be performing with buddy Brian Redban, producer and co-host of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Doors are at 6:30; the show starts at 7:30 Tickets are $18 to $20 via the website, or $25 at the door. “I’m really grateful for my life right now,” says Diaz. “Believe me, if you knew how fucking lucky you are, you wouldn’t be walking around like a fucking asshole.”
— Elaine T. Cicora


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