It takes a special stage persona to be able to get away with some of the racy things Mitch Fatel says in his standup act. "If I said the things I say onstage in real life, I think I would be slapped an awful lot," he jokes. "I've always had an ability to get away with saying things that other people can't. I've taken a certain joy in that." There is a method to his backhanded crudeness, though. "One of my goals when I started out as a comedian was I wanted to be able to talk about subjects that were taboo or sexual, but in a well-written way," he explains. "And be able to say things about women that are in the context of coming from a good place, instead of a sick or perverted place. That's actually what I've always prided myself on." So what else is he talking about, apart from breasts? "Vaginas," he quips. "I'm trying to widen my horizons." He then adds, "I have become fascinated lately with the gap between what women want men to be and what men want women to be." This new direction has been inspired by his girlfriend. After agreeing to let Mitch buy some outfits for her, she was a bit taken aback when he came home with $500 worth of stripper clothes. "She said, 'I'm not going to put that on, that would make me feel like a whore,' and I said, 'Oh, no, we wouldn't want that, would we?' I mean I don't want her looking like a whore for other people, but behind closed doors, I do." 18+.
Nov. 16-20, 8 p.m.; Nov. 19-20, 10:30 p.m., 2010