But while Rockwell's free-for-all, audience-participation set had even straight men offering their hands in holy matrimony, unfortunately his non-Darva material was flat and—ooh, how do I say this without getting the Shecky! folks mad at me?—derivative. Not as derivative as the poo-poo jokes of The Drew Carey Show writer who middled that night, but we know we've heard that line that goes, "In my America, women wouldn't wait to get to Kmart before they started beating their kids." And we're almost positive we've never seen Rockwell's act before.

But aside from that, Rick Rockwell killed.

CommieGirl99@hotmail.com. Please join us for Fabrik, the OC Weekly fashion show, Thurs., April 13, 8 p.m., at Costa Mesa's Shark Club. $6.
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