Comedy

By Steve Carr

This week the Southside is in effect with One-Liners and Harley's both serving up shows worth tasting.

In 1975, Darryl Rhoades formed Hahavishnu Orchestra, a musical comedy troupe that traveled nationally for three and a half years and boasted guest appearances from Iggy Pop, Martin Mull and, less loudly, members of Kiss. Kurt Loder of MTV/Rolling Stone fame proclaimed Rhoades "savagely gifted" and Phoebe Snow, after watching Rhoades spit hamburger buns on Robert Palmer, declared his show one of the most disgusting she'd ever seen. Since 1989, Rhoades has been touring as a standup comic/one-man show, still drawing strongly on a sketch-based format.

Rhoades is appearing at One-Liners in Greenwood (50 Airport Parkway) Wednesday through Sunday. The show is rated "R" for strong and/or sexual language; all guests have to be 18 and up. Tickets are $11 (you can download a free one at www.onlinerscomedy.com). Call 317-889-5233 for reservations and show times.

Meanwhile, every Tuesday at Harley's (10 W. Hannah, 317-788-0922), the Southside Comedy Challenge rolls towards its final showdown March 21. On Tuesday, local fave Otto will draw guns in the semi-finals. The shows, hosted by Steve Kolbus, start at 8:30 and it don't cost shit.

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