Toby Huss

'Scot Nery's Boobie Trap' in Echo Park puts fringe entertainment on center stage

'Scot Nery's Boobie Trap' in Echo Park puts fringe entertainment on center stage

An aerialist, a magician and a stand-up comedian walk into a warehouse. …

There should be a joke attached to that opening, but it’s just a regular night at "Scot Nery's Boobie Trap." The variety show — held every Wednesday in an Echo Park storage facility for circus equipment and the former home of the female roller derby team the Derby Dolls — also attracts spoken-word poets, musicians, sword swallowers and contortionists.

How did this fringe entertainment come to be in gentrifying Echo Park?

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