Comedian Pat Dixon has been called "esoteric" and "off-kilter," which I get, but also "deceptively conversational," which I don't, possibly because it's so esoteric. Witty and not afraid to offend, Dixon keeps his style fluid and his material dry. His stage show unfolds willy-nilly, careening from topic to topic almost haphazardly, keeping audiences off balance and firing punch lines from every angle.
Dixon was a finalist on Comedy Central's Laugh Riots Competition, and earlier this year hosted Summer Games, a kind of, sort of twangier version of ESPN's Cheap Seats, which aired on CMT and utilized "sporting" clips from country music videos in lieu of real sports. He's a repeat offender on the Bob and Tom show, as well.
For more particulars, but surprisingly not many performance clips, check out Pat's Web site, www.comedianpatdixon.com. The movie reviews are especially interesting. (Dukes of Hazzard: "Bo and Luke were speaking to each other throughout the movie. Most of us were expecting that." Wedding Crashers: "it had parts that were funny and at those we laughed ... I enjoyed something to drink.")
Dixon will be doing his thing at Crackers in Broad Ripple (6281 N. College Ave., 317-255-4211) from Jan. 4-8. Harry Hickstein opens. Ticket start at $8 and go up to $16 except Tuesday, which is Ladies Night (free for ladies) and Wednesday is College Night ($5 with college ID). Shows start at 8:30 except Friday and Saturday when they start at 8 and again at 10.