If youre looking for a nice family friendly hypnotism act where a guy in a funny outfit twirls around a wristwatch and makes someone walk across the stage like a chicken, dont attend Rich Guzzis Psycho-Hypnosis show. If instead you would like to see a dozen people performing oral sex on doughnuts and vibrators while a gruff man with a thick New York accent screams things that would make Ron Jeremy blush, youve found your perfect evening of entertainment. Aside from pantomimed cunnilingus, its not uncommon to find people stripping on stage, performing hardcore hip-hop in Mandarin, or just being generally berated for the amusement of a howling crowd at a Rich Guzzi performance. Guzzi himself claims that everyone who attends his show, especially those "lucky" few who perform, will leave more confident and happy people. That, or they'll be stricken by a crippling case of embarrassment and self doubt but at least itll be funny to everyone else.
Rich Guzzi will be humiliating people for one show only at the Improv located Paradise Live, located at 5700 Seminole Way in Hollywood. The show starts tonight at 7. Tickets cost $10.60, and there is a two drink minimum. Visit improvftl.com.
Sun., March 1, 7 p.m., 2009