DAVE ATTELL, WISEGUYS WEST VALLEY CITY, Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m., $25
Dave Attell is probably best known for his stint hosting Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell, a sort of dirtier, more drunken precursor to party-friendly travelogue shows like Anthony Bourdain's CNN and Travel Channel shows. Attell would drop into a city and explore the bar scene with friendly, intoxicated locals, creating comedy on the fly through his quick wit and innate ability to consume more booze than most of the locals he was hanging out with--including Rocky Anderson when he stopped in SLC to tape an episode. Before Insomniac, Attell was already a well-established standup and writing veteran of a brief stint with Saturday Night Live. After, his celebrity soared for a while, and he's continued working on the road and hosting occasional TV shows like his latest, Dave's Old Porn on Showtime.