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Chris Rose: The A**Hole Monologues 

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To some locals, Pulitzer Prize-nominee, voice of post-Katrina New Orleans and longtime Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose (pictured) is "the a**hole guy." Ever since Rose and comedian Fred "Redbean" Plunkett Jr. satirized Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues with their own scatological opus, The A**Hole Monologues, people have approached Rose with their own firsthand accounts. "I am just the vessel," he says. "I collect their stories." Apparently stories are like a**holes: everyone has one. And Rose has been only too happy to incorporate the best of them with his own in ever-changing performances. Some anecdotes are always in the show, such as the "No. 2 pencils at Charity Hospital" bit, but there's always new material. Rose and Redbean take the Monologues on a 10th anniversary and, they promise, farewell tour. Call 352-2535 for reservations. — Will Coviello

The A**Hole Monologues

8 p.m. & 10 p.m. Fri., Jan. 8

Howlin' Wolf Northshore, 1623 Montgomery St., (985) 626-1626;

8 p.m. & 10 p.m. Sat., Jan. 9; 6 p.m. Sun. Jan. 10

Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-4446

8 p.m. & 10 p.m. Fri., Jan. 15

Howlin' Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653;

8 p.m. Thu., Jan. 21, 28 & Feb. 4

Monkey Hill Bar, 6100 Magazine St., 899-4800;

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