Chortling in the new year
You’ve chortled, don’t lie. Backdoor Comedy offers a funny approach to your midnight plans with its New Year’s Eve Extravanganza. The lineup includes BET’s Chris Brown, Emmy-winning funny lady Linda Stognar and headliner Paul Varghese who got his start in Dallas but went on to the big time with gigs on Showtime and Comedy Central. Chortle away.
DEETS: Backdoor Comedy, 8250 N. Central Expressway. $27–$43. 8 and 10:30 p.m. BackdoorComedy.com.
Drag royalty says goodbye to Dallas
After 18 years of performing, Wayne Smith will do a final show before saying farewell to Dallas. Smith is most famous for his spot-on impersonation of Cher. This month’s Drag Brunch isn’t just about the mimosas and frittatas, it’s about saying goodbye to Smith who’s become legend in these parts.
DEETS: Dish, 4123 Cedar Springs Road. 11 a.m. For reservations call 214-522-3474.
Waiting for that schwanzstucker?
We hear it’s huge, but that was from the movie. Will the musical version of Young Frankenstein be as funny and have all the sexy innuendo? With Mel Brooks still behind it, we’re betting yes.
DEETS: Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Through Jan. 23. $30–$98. ATTPAC.org.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 31, 2010.