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Tom Waters Mocks You

Filed under: Events, Literary, Local Interest

Western New York’s hardest-working satirist is launching a new book tonight at Dee’s Firehouse (4628 Broadway Avenue, Depew, 651-0711). It’s called Mockery, and it comprises 23 rants of the kind you’re liable to hear from Waters if you take a seat on the bar stool next to him. His targets include such familiar annoyances as babies on planes and poor cell phone coverage, as well as comics genius Frank Miller (who, Waters tells us, “has lost his motherfucking mind” in his old age) and the entire Village of Sloan (“You can’t find it on a map and you can’t track it down if you don’t have the dilated methamphetamine or crack rock pupils of a crazed junkie…”):

If you crossed a white trash trailer park with a cast reunion for Hee-Haw and the worst country fried, Southern-loving ‘70s classic rock groupies along with every misdemeanor arrest from ‘Reno 911’, you’d approach the mish-mash of a mistake of a village that is Sloan.

The reading starts at 7pm, and One Hot Minute, a Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band, will provide musical interludes to Waters’ comic stylings. Assuming UPS can traverse the terrain between Middleburg, Ohio, and Buffalo this afternoon, copies of Mockery will be available for $15. If you can’t make the launch tonight, check out Waters on Saturday, April 16, 7pm, at Maryan’s (4921 Broadway, Depew, 683-0590). He’ll definitely have copies of the book by then.