A$$WAX. Now that I have your attention you can kind of get your head out of the gutter. We can all agree that A$$WAX is a funny word and perhaps you don’t know but an even funnier album made by comedian Jeff Richards, but we’ll get to that later. If you’ve never heard of him before then here are some comedy credentials to reassure you that he is good for a laugh. Richards has the distinct honor of being the first comedian to be on both rival sketch comedy shows MAD TV and Saturday Night Live. Those are some serious contenders that won’t let just anyone on its airwaves. He does amazing impersonations of David Letterman, Louie Anderson, Dr. Phil, Michael Moore and a continually growing list of others. He also has his own arsenal of original characters of people you might know like drunk girlfriend, jealous boyfriend, jock/metal-head from every ’80s teen movie and knife guy. Well, knife guy might not be that familiar because how many people know a crazy guy wielding a knife, but all of those other characters should ring a bell. So what’s he doing now? Now, he’s going to take his voices straight to you in a stand-up comedy show at a stand-out comedy arena. And it may please you to know that this comedian also has a soft-spot for charities, he just have a different way of showing it. Instead of throwing a party or an event, Richards has chosen to fight world hunger through sales of his A$$WAX album. At least he’s trying to make the world a better place, one A$$ at a time.
Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant, 532 W. First St., Claremont, (818) 845-9721; www.flapperscomedy.com. Fri, 8pm & 10pm. Sat, 7pm & 9pm. $20