Comedienne Jacki O. Hosts Christmas Edition of First Friday Night Live Tonight at The Firehouse

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Jacki Orr is no stranger to performing in front of others. She's emceed both comedy shows and variety shows, not to mention making roomfuls of folks bust out laughing with her humorous stories and routines. 

So its seems a little unusual that she admits to experiencing some stage fright about hosting tonight's holiday edition of First Friday Night Live.

"I've never actually done any acting before so this is definitely new for me. It's weird being characters, I'm usually just myself. So its kinda funny to do something different," Orr says. "Funny and kinda scary, but it's working out. They didn't give me too many lines, thankfully."

While those in attendance at FFNL tonight at The Firehouse may not see or hear much of Orr, whenever she does hit the stage, it should be a fun time. Especially since the writers will be poking fun at one of her most notorious side projects: the male nudie mag Poolboy Magazine, which she edits and publishes.

"Most of the sketches that I'm in all revolve around pornography," Orr says. "Because I guess they just assume that since I do Poolboy that its all I talk about or read."

Besides satirizing Orr's hobby of publishing cheesecake shots of naked hipster dudes, tonight's episode of FFNL (which will be their last before taking a two-month break for the winter) will also offer plenty of material about the Christmas season.

Orr estimates that "a good 60 percent" of the show's content will be about Christmas, including one sketch involving nursery rhyme characters talking in nasty and vulgar ways about the season. Other holiday hijinks include Sean Whitcomb staging a "Very Sexy Xmas Karaoke Party" via his Mobile Karaoke Unit prior to the show, as well as a grand finale featuring the members of burlesque tap-dancing troupe Tap That Ass. Orr says she'll be participating in both, including crooning out some favorite Christmas songs.

"I'm hoping to be sing stuff like 'Santa Baby' and 'Do They Know It's Christmas," she says.

Hopefully she'll be over her stage fright by then.

First Friday Night Live's holiday edition will take place at 11 p.m. tonight at The Firehouse, 1015 North First Street. Admission is $7. It will be preceded by the "Very Sexy Xmas Karaoke Party" at 9:30 p.m. Click here for more details.

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1015 N. First St., Phoenix, AZ

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