This is commedian/host Attell's uncensored look at local nightlife in all its raw and gritty glory. He checks out local hot spots, neighborhood bars and the twisted activities of people who work and play long past midnight.
Comedian Dave Attell, host of Comedy Central's Insomniac
, knows how to turn wanderlust into an unbroken string of all-night partying. In this Best of Insomniac
volume, Attel hits no fewer than five major North American cities using the same game plan: Stake out a comedy club, then prowl the streets for girls to chat up, guys to taunt, bars to close, and assorted weird, weird stuff to see, all inexplicably taking place while most of the continent is taking its beauty rest. The garrulous Attell insinuates his way into late-night karate lessons in New York, ice-fishing in Montreal, a geek-heavy sci-fi convention in Chicago, and the usual blur of human revelry on New Orleans's Bourbon Street. If a random encounter turns into a memory, great; if not, we just move on. Highlights include a dog-friendly pub, fishy initiation rites, and capricious nudity. --Tom Keogh