If you’ve been lucky enough to follow me on Twitter or even better…be on my AWESOMELY G-CHAT FRIENDS list…you know how much I love to laugh.
And how easily amused I can be.
And how much I just love to share the ridiculous pictures and quotes I find ALL DAY LONG to make sure that YOU laugh too because COME ON, IT IS JUST FUNNY.
Point is, I like to laugh. I like to laugh at ridiculous things and even better…I like to laugh at stand-up comedians. Most of my Friday nights in high school were spent watching Friday Night Stand-Up on Comedy Central or working. (Lovely life, as it was.)
Which is when I discovered some of my favorites…Lewis Black, Adam Ferrara, Kevin James, Jim Bruer, George Carlin (RIP), Mitch Hedberg (RIP), Dane Cook & more. My love for stand-up only grew as my sense of humor got raunchier.
You know what’s better than loving a stand-up comedian? Besides listening to their stand-up non-stop every morning for years on your morning commute and memorizing EVERY SINGLE WORD?
Seeing them perform (heh) live (double heh).
The first person I saw perform live was Wayne Brady. This was when he was still on Whose Line Is It Anyway and he hadn’t threatened to ‘choke a bitch’ just yet. We had comp tickets from Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City so of COURSE I had to go. The man has TALENT when it comes to improv. I DID meet him and I did take a picture with him but this was before I had a digital camera so the picture hasn’t been scanned in yet. But here’s a picture of me in Atlantic City and a picture of him. Just…not on the same night. Or even same year.
Again in Atlantic City, I had a chance to see Brad Garrett live, though I did not get to meet him. *sadface* I was in the back of the auditorium when I saw him and lemme just say one thing: The man is huge. HUGE. In face, he’s 6 feet 8.5 inches huge. No joke. But he had good jokes.
Between my Wayne experience and my Brad experience, I experienced a Tourgasm in 2005. Four guys, one stage and me. (And ya know, a few hundred others.) One of my favorite stand-up comedians in high school was Dane Cook. So when I heard that he was coming to College Park, MD, I HAD to see him. Even if that meant waiting 35 minutes in the rain to get in (I was in the 4th row) or waiting 45 minutes after the show to meet him. It was a 4-for-1 deal and I loved it. (Though Dane Cook definitely took a major turn for douche shortly after this tour). I, unfortunately, have lost all of my signed memorabilia but I DO have pictures. Because , let’s face it. Pictures or it didn’t happen.
And then of course…there was my Pablo experience this past summer (Which may be repeated in February).
Now…I’m super excited because on Thursday, January 21, 2010…I will be OH SO VERY CLOSE to Jeff Dunham. That’s Jef-fa-fa Dun-HAM dot com for those of you who don’t know. I couldn’t believe that my boyfriend loves Jeff Dunham as much (maybe more?) as I do so when I found out he was coming to the Verizon Center…DUH, I HAD TO GET TICKETS! I’m not sure if he’ll be doing any autographs but I know I’ll have my camera ready!
Who are your favorite comedians?
Any stories from when you met them? Or anyone famous?
What makes you LAUGH?
Also, don’t forget that I am now writing for the Examiner…My last article is on venues around DC giving proceeds to Relief for Haiti so def check it out.