Ron Jeremy Taking 'Circus of Shame' on the Road

LOS ANGELES — Veteran adult performer Ron Jeremy is taking his "Circus of Shame" to Albuquerque on Friday and Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday night. The show is stand-up comedy with interactive games that involve the audience.

"I have [Ryan Katz, aka] 'Ringside Ryan,' who used to work for Extreme Video," Jeremy told XBIZ. "He's my opening act. Ryan goes out and does his stand-up, then he introduces me and I do my stand-up. Ryan hosts a spit-and-swallow contest with the audience with prizes, and then I host a banana-eating contest, with heavy breathing, called 'Who wants to be a porn star?' It's an hour-and-a half of goofy fun."

Katz also hosts MTV's "Wrestling Society X" under the name Fabian Kaelin.

"I think a lot of people hear 'Ron Jeremy' and think they're going to see some kind of live sex show," Katz said. "There is obviously sexual content in the show, and the humor and jokes are sexually based, but at the same time, I think people are expecting total craziness and nudity. That's not what the show is about."

The "Circus of Shame" plays tonight at the Launchpad at 618 Central Ave. in Albuquerque, and Saturday at The Black Sheep at 2106 E. Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs.

Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. Audience members must be 21 or older.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Launchpad and Black Sheep web pages.