In show business, as in politics, it’s not who you know, but who you blow.
Take Patrick Brazeau. Homeless, jobless and nearly bankrupt–the plucky senator-in-limbo has made a courageous comeback and stands today on the cusp of a new career (that’s enough alliteration!–ed.) in the entertainment industry.
As first reported in Frank, the Brazman has at last found happiness in a gig that fits his toolbox: He’s the new greeter at the BareFax strip club in Ottawa’s ByWard Market.
Fortunately for Brazeau, he had friends in low places. His old buddy Marc Lamontagne manages BareFax and he recruited the Brazman.
Lamontagne and Brazeau go way back, to 2012, when Brazeau was suffering through another round of financial woes. But the hustler that he is, he picked up a little pin money by baking tourtiere and selling them to Lamontagne’s Forum Sports Bar in Gatineau. Coincidentally, the Brazman also met his current girlfriend, Vanessa Brisson, slinging suds at the Forum.
The job specs at BareFax are pretty straightforward and Patrick is a quick study: Meet, greet and backslap the clerks from CRA dropping by for a nooner, press the flesh, sign a few autographs, ogle the strippers. Rinse. Repeat.
But questions linger:
-Does the Brazman have his Smart-serve card?
-Could he kick out Justin Trudeau?
-Couldn’t they get Mac Harb?
-Can he beat the sex assault rap?
-Will Mike Duffy get a job working the window at Dairy Queen?
(that’s enough padding!–ed.)