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"Rock star" Scotty Iseri and his longtime roommate, known only as Tim the Roadie, get off some good lines in this cabaret version of a stadium show. Iseri's satirical songs can be funny, especially "I'm Sorry, Mr. President (I Just Fucked Your Daughter)." And the one number that pulls out all the stops, with Tim puffing away on his cigarette in lieu of a fog machine and Iseri prancing around in red pleather pants, is endearingly clunky. But the in-jokes and the performers' generally nasty tone toward people who aren't them, especially women, made me think of insecure middle schoolers fooling around in the basement, trying to convince themselves and their friends they're smarter than everyone else. Through 1/27: Fri 10:30 PM, Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee, 773-278-1830, $10, 2 dr. min, 21+.

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