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Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Bright Lights of 117th Street

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 6:40 PM

As if Cleveland isn't Hollywood enough, two local comedians have put together a one-time show they've dubbed "Cleveland: Ohio's Hollywood." As far as I can tell, the show — masterminded by Mike Polk and Jim Tews -- has nothing to do with Hollywood. It's actually just a series of comedy bits, some of which involve videos, which are sort of like movies, which come from Hollywood. But Polk's the funniest Cleveland comic I've seen — and I've seen at least four of them — so I'd suggest checking it out. "It should be pretty different and has the potential to be a real train wreck," he boasts. The show's Friday, February 16, 9 p.m. at the Bassa Vita, a cozy little club in the basement of Bottom's Up bar (1572 W. 117th, Cleveland). Cost: Five bucks, "unless the door guy is pissing, or passed out, or talking to a girl, in which case you can just walk in," says Polk. Proceeds will be donated to the comics, who will use the money to get hammered after the show. — Joe P. Tone

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