There was pitch-black cult classic Shakes the Clown, then meta-reality Comedy Central gag Windy City Heat. 2006s sweetly bestial Sleeping Dogs Lie was a huge Sundance hit, and as of summer 2009 theres mainstreamiest of all endeavors thus far, the Robin Williams-starring Worlds Greatest Dad. This eclectic feature-film collection, surprisingly, sprang from the snappily schizoid brain of none other than Bobcat Goldthwait, who headlines Zanies for one night only. Yes, the same Bobcat Goldthwait with the octave-leaping speaking voice. The dude from the Police Academy franchise and the vocal artist behind such cartoon critters as Hercules Pain. And the same 80s instigator who once lit The Tonight Show with Jay Lenos guest chair on fire. Now that hes retired from directing Jimmy Kimmel Live! and un-retired from stand-up comedy, catch Goldthwait in a return to his roots.
Wed., Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m., 2009