Mary Carey to Co-Host Comedy Show at the Improv

This Saturday at midnight, Mary Carey will appear at the Improv (8162 Melrose Ave.) to co-host the ongoing "Sex, Stand-Up and Rock 'n' Roll" show with rocker-turned- comedian Phil Varone.

"I used to play drums for Skid Row, so I went from being a rock star to being a comic," Varone told "The show concept is to combine all three elements: sex, comedy and rock. I have an acoustic musical act that opens the show, and then five or six comics – but in between the stand-up routines, we hand out gift bags full of porn, sex toys, clothing and other prizes. We give a raffle ticket to everyone who walks through the door. Mary will be giving out the prizes and doing some bits with me."

Varone met Mary Carey through a mutual friend who manages another comedian. "She's pretty animated and nuts," said Varone. "She seemed really excited to do it; the fans who come to this show are rock-and-rollers, so it's an energetic crowd."

Sponsors of "Sex Stand-Up and Rock 'n' Roll" include Hustler Video, Evil Angel,, Major League Porn Apparel and Varone hopes to take his idea on the road as a nationally-touring show later this year.

Carey, meanwhile, is gearing up to shoot a sex-comedy feature for K-Beech this weekend called Woman of the Year. Her first production through her own company Mary Carey Productions will be Mary Carey Rocks.

For more information on Saturday night's event at the Imrov, call (323) 651-2583 or visit