Its early Monday morning at the New Times Broward-Palm Beach office when the phone rings. Without introduction, the gruff voice at the other end gets right to the point: Im not wearing any pants.
Um we reply, sort of.
Nah, Im just kidding, the voice reassures, Its Bobby Slayton!
Okay, that makes sense hes a comedian. However, this guys not the typical weekend comic whose sense of humor only exists for the stage. Theres a reason Slayton is called the Pit Bull of Comedy, and its because of his fierce, rapid-fire style. That, and his penchant for offending people, as anyone who saw The Aristocrats can attest. Slaytons latest cinematic stint is playing an insult comic in the upcoming Eddie Murphy flick Dreamgirls. And yes, he keeps his pants on. Slayton performs Thursday through Saturday at the Improv Paradise Live (5700 Seminole Way, Hollywood). Tickets cost $15.90 to $18.02. Call 954-981-5653, or visit www.improvftl.com.