Paul Varghese might be one of the funniest people I’ve ever seen. The Last Comic Standing alum hosted the Dallas Observer Music Awards Ceremony last night at House of Blues and it was not an easy job. It seems that if you get nominated for a DOMA, the thrill is so intense that you end up spending most of the evening glued to the bar. If by chance you actually do win, the thrill intensifies to such a level that you are rendered speechless and can do nothing more than grab your award, mutter a “thank you” and walk away. Varghese’s effortless humor helped move this awkwardness along tremendously.
The night intermixed Varghese’s stand up, performances by The O’s and Luna Matte (both backed by The Cannabinoids who took the award for Best R&B act) and Lucero, and of course, the presentation of awards. The actual trophy is unique each year. This year’s was essentially a clear box filled with confetti and a Red Bull (pretty tame from last year’s bottle of whiskey). The many, many awards given last night are a perfect representation of Dallas’ diverse and talented music scene.