Ever wanted to eat oysters with a naked cowboy? Tonight is your lucky night!

Ever wanted to eat oysters with a naked cowboy? Tonight is your lucky night!

The Bedford in Wicker Park is hosting an oyster dinner tonight; enjoy a dinner of oyster shooters, oyster po’ boys, lobster rolls and chowder for $25. Sounds very delicious but not too interesting.

Unless this tasty dinner is hosted by someone called The Naked Cowboy.

Naturally, this sparked my curiosity. Unfortunately my IQ dropped a few points when I realized just what the Naked Cowboy is.

The Naked Cowboy is a Times Square street performer know for playing guitar wearing nothing but a cowboy hat, boots and a tiny pair of briefs with ‘Naked Cowboy’ written on the butt. I’ve seen video, and the act itself is somewhat entertaining. He’s a mediocre country singer who can play the guitar. He has a pretty good body. What makes me die a little inside is the fact that this guy makes CRAZY money.

What started as a simple street performing job has morphed into The Naked Cowboy Enterprises. That’s right. The Naked Cowboy does appearances, writes books, sells merchandise and can even perform marriages. His latest endeavor: last month he announced that he’s running for President in the 2012 election. Under the Tea Party movement.

This makes you want to strip down to your tighty-whities and head out to Michigan Avenue with a guitar, right? Well, don’t do it. The Naked Cowboy has trademarked his act but offers franchise opportunities. To join the movement you have to audition and then pay Naked Cowboy Enterprises to become a Naked Cowboy or Cowgirl.

But don’t take my word for it. Watch this video for the full Naked Cowboy experience. My favorite part is the end when the woman asks him what he thinks of the bombings in India. Epic.

Have you seen this guy? Is there some sort of magic appeal that I’m missing?

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  • Oh, he'll be wearing boots and a hat? No thanks.

  • If he really what's to experience Chicago naked, tell him to come back in January.

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