Cathy Sorbo is a crack-up! She was the hostess of the Xmas Maximus event at Darrel's Tavern. I like Darrel's, great parking, close to home (North Seattle), good full bar with excellent choices of micro-brews, good service and a good seat for every show. They bill the tavern as "where your dad used to drink"; homey ambiance and friendly people.
I was looking to go to see something fun for the Xmas weekend when the Xmas show at Darrel's showed up. I had heard of Cathy; I knew that she occasionally was on KUOW, as a writer and comedienne. I had never heard of Xmas Maximus or the XXXmas dancers. But come on, the title sold me...Triple X-mas dancers? I give them credit just for the name, I had to see them.
My buddy Mark and his wife Jen got there early and secured the best table in the house. It also meant we were closest to the girl who loves to find insecurities in the audience then pick at them. Cathy and I sparred all night. I loved her, she was the funny as every other word was unprintable; her pubes and the change of life were big subjects. As I understand her situation, she has hair growing in places that only Neanderthals had it growing. I don't think she could even get to this spot to shave there if she wanted...I can't imagine anybody else helping her shave there, it is too repulsive. She is going to have to wear pedal pushers at the beach for the rest of her life.
She was cute, sexy and really funny. And you know you have to give it to her for standing up there letting everybody see her soul. I am amazed at performers who get up in front of a sometimes impaired, always distracted audience to deliver a set of stories, situations or BS that is supposed to make you laugh. Tough work, but Cathy is a pro. Here I was laughing at her pubes, I felt so dirty.
The band; XMas Maximus, was a mix of friends, all having collaborated at one time or other on other projects.
The girl who picked up the costumes shed by the Burlesque dancers was really cute and interacted well with the audience. Cathy made sure that when the pick up girl bent over, her derrière was pointed towards me or some other close in customer. Apparently a long tradition in Burlesque, I found the practice exhilarating.