Its tough being comedian Dom Irrera; people always want stuff from him. Ive been doing interviews all day, he says over the phone from his California home. The first guys call woke me up this morning; he wanted to know if I wished that I hadnt broken up with my girlfriend because of Valentine s Day. Ouch. You think getting startled awake only to be interrogated by nosey strangers is bad? You dont know the half of it: I was like, thanks for bumming me out -- I was in the middle of a beautiful Xanax-induced dream. Of course, Irrera isnt really upset. Hes just an easy-going dude whos quick to call attention to lifes absurdities.
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Its that knack for thinking on the fly thats made both his stand up and acting careers so sought after. His new television show airs on Direct TV 101 on March third: Its an improv-heavy program called The Supreme Court of Comedy and in it, Irrera gets to preside over an actual small claims court. His friends from the stand-up circuit are the courts distinguished attorneys. And with all likeliness, even the honorable Judge Irrera will somehow be found guilty. Fortunately for us all, the higher-ups in television land are letting Irrera loose just long enough to terrorize the Palm Beach Improv (550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach) from Thursday through Sunday. There are three shows on Saturday night: a 7 p.m., 9, and 11. Tickets cost $23.43, buy ´em at www.palmbeachimprov.com.
Sat., March 1, 2008