LAist Interview: The Reverend Bob Levy
Will the real reverend please stand up.
The Reverend Bob Levy and his collective of stand-up comics known as the Killers of Comedy (Rev. Bob Levy, Jim Florentine, Sal Governale, Richard Christy, Shuli, Yucko the Clown, Beetlejuice & The Iron Sheik), are coming to the Avalon and even Hollywood will notice. Bob is a regular on "The Howard Stern Show", is a professional comedian, has horrible spelling skills, and lives with in the basemen of his ex-wife's house (but he might be moving into his son's room if he takes the attic - progress) .
We got him to stop eating blue cheese out of strange people's cracks long enough for him to answer some of our questions and we feel blessed.
LAist: Does your basement naturally smell mildewy or is that from the splooge?
Rev. Bob Levy: Both.
Don't you hate it when everyone tries to be a comedian?
I hate most people to begin with.
One of your fortes is handling hecklers, I take it that just comes with time and experience on stage, or have you always been good at that?
I was always an asshole, so that helps when working the crowd.
Have you always been as seasoned of a veteran with eating blue cheese out of a chicks ass? When'd that start?
I've been eating ass since I've been 18. I bet I have a yard of shit in my stomach by now.
What do you think of LA? & How are the crowds out there?
I love them. A lot of Mexicans and since I worked in San Antonio with Kidd Chris, I realized how cool they are.
If you were on a deserted island and you had to take three things what would they be? I take it that Beetlejuice, blue cheese, and a pair of tits wouldn't be them. (Okay I think I got 2 of the 4).
Pamela Anderson, my girlfriend, and duct tape.
What's the wackiest private gig you ever did?
I did a bachelor party where the groom's father almost got knocked the fuck out - by me.
Who's your most famous non-Howard Stern related friend?
Who is the most different off the air/stage, than on?
What cities do you like doing the most?
It don't matter to me, I have fun everywhere.
What do you think of the writers strike?
You used to wrestle? Did that help you get your stage presence?
So you and your ex-wife are getting along eh? Is it weird that if you ever had a leaky pipe, you might mistake it as her pissing on you?
She already shits on me.
What advice do you have for the Choirboy Robert Levy Jr's of the world?
Stay in school.
What city has the skankiest on-stage volunteers?
After the early 2008 leg of the "Killers of Comedy Tour", you taking a break?
For a little while.
Who in the Killers of Comedy has the biggest chance of making it up in Howard's Apartment?
Jim [Florentine], cause he's been out with Robin [Quivers].
What'd come first, you having your own Paul Newman-esque blue-cheese dressing, or
Eric the midget having a real publisher for Dougie the Puggie?
Me having a newman...
Any LA related stories for the LAist readers?
I just wanna eat a chicks ass with tan lines thats all.
The Killers of Comedy - Rev. Bob Levy, Jim Florentine, Sal Governale, Richard Christy, Shuli, Yucko the Clown, Beetlejuice & The Iron Sheik , and special guests The Bleeding Deacons - perform Friday at the Avalon in Hollywood ... and on Saturday at Canes in San Diego.