Back in the early '80s I had the privilege of seeing a show put on by a 90-year-old professor from another university who had come to Illinois at Christmas time just to perform this show. Sadly, I don't recall his name now, but I do recall the palpable excitement in my professor's voice when he announced that this particular man was coming. The show lived up to its advance billing and then some. Loud, smoky, at times teetering on the edge of too dangerous to seriously do with people sitting just a few feet away, it's something I'll never forget. I don't think there's anyone doing a show quite this edgy anymore, but you can still see some very fine chemistry going on around this time of year.