IN oRBit: ONE ITALIAN TRIO (FOR HERE)

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Today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit presents the view from the Idiot Spot — the name that standup comedians apparently have for when they’re booked into performing the middle set on a three-comic program.

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Actually, Dom Irrera doesn’t mind being the lunchmeat on the standup sandwich — not when he’s playing the Count Basie Theatre for the first time in his long career and sharing the stage with veteran Pat Cooper and newcomer Tammy Pescatelli in a Saturday night three-for-all entitled The Italian Laugh Pack.

In an exclusive interview, Philly native (and LA transplant) Irrera tells us about the places where Italian-American humor does and doesn’t go over; why he considers himself “an equal opportunity ballbuster,” and why simply living in New Jersey can make you Italian.

It’s all here — along with a chillingly prescient Cooper quote from last year about the coming economic crisis — only in the minestrone that is Red Bank oRBit.