At first glance, a comedy show called "Drinking Made Easy" sounds a lot like "breathing made easy," "changing a light bulb made easy" or "eating cupcakes made easy." Certain things just don't require a primer. But some take the task of chugging hooch quite seriously, including Zane Lamprey, host of the Travel Channel's international drinking series Three Sheets. Lamprey has sipped, swigged and swallowed a range of alcoholic beverages in more than 50 countries, making him one of the world's top moonshine masters. As part of his 53-city comedy tour, "Drinking Made Easy," Lamprey makes a stop at Knitting Factory on Wednesday, July 7.
"Drinking Made Easy" is described as "one part education, one part comedy and two parts kick-ass." The Andrew Zimmerman of cocktails, Lamprey has indulged in the finest French spirits, as well as downed shots of rum filled with dead scorpions.
Lamprey has done more than 100 interviews and has been featured in more than 50 publications, such as The New York Times and Vanity Fair, and has appeared on The Tonight Show and Last Call with Carson Daly. His book Three Sheets: 6 Continents, 15 Countries, 150 Drinks and 1 Mean Hangover hit bookstores in March.
Comedian Marc Ryan and Lamprey's college friend Steve McKenna will join Lamprey at Knitting Factory for what is sure to be an intoxicating evening.
Wednesday, July 7, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $25-$50, Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., bo.knittingfactory.com.