Friday, May 25, 2007
Show 23: Abbi Birthday To You!
Abbi claimed not to want a party, but she hung streamers and balloons and passed out festive hats in case anyone wanted to wear them. Some comedians combine their shows with a birthday celebration, but she wouldn’t be one of them. If anyone were to surprise her with something, however, she wouldn’t be opposed…
No one did.
So she brought the subtle and quick-witted Jon Friedman to the stage.
He went on to host a hefty line-up of talent that has performed nationwide!
Ann Carr and
Lucas Held acknowledged the elephant in the room that was THIRTEEN YEAR OLDS.
The very gals who were ushered out of our eighteenth show came back on their best behavior. They enjoyed Lucas’ insight into his Jewish hilarity—that is, heritage.
David Wade had his debut at the Living Room and brought comedy that was worth the wait! He did not, however, work a birthday surprise into his material. As Mo’nique would say: Wop wop!
Retired professional wrestler Superfly Hulk Savage spoke from his (large) gut about what’s going on in the world today. When we learned that each of his encounters often ends in someone’s death, we all laughed and applauded out of fear.
Speaking of mortality, Gilad Foss left his deathbed to talk to us and make us laugh while battling the end of a nasty cold. What a trooper! He neither acknowledged Abbi’s birthday nor did he wipe the microphone with a Lysol towel. Minus ten points!
Abbi Crutchfield expressed her utter dismay that there had been no surprise party despite all of her hints. She tore down streamers and berated the audience. Then she made jokes about deodorant (the show must go on…)
Gather ‘round and he’ll tell you a tale…Gristled sea captain Billy Hawkins told us the story of a great white whale. The kind that lures you in and then runs off with your brother. ARR! Paying the white whale alimony be quite a harpoon in the side!
The loveable (from a distance) Janey graced the stage to gush about her “ashpirashuns”. We tried very hard to take her seriously, but she had Twinkies tucked into her belt for crying out loud.
As Abbi played human radio, Janey began a modern dance to Madonna’s “Hung Up”. The only hang up was that our laughter made her insecure, and she became a ball of tears. One of the middle schoolers promised to hang out with her, which cheered her up.
Purely from guilt, Joe Larson wished Abbi a happy birthday when he got on the mic. Too little, too late Joe. He did a superb job closing the show as a satisfied audience applauded him off stage.
The Hat of Chance decreed that Ann Carr take home the honor of Funniest Comedian of All Time. What do you get for your favorite chameleon? Temporary tattoos of course!
With a half-eaten cake he stole from a co-worker's retirement party, Luke was finally able to surprise Abbi.
The candles just needed to be rearranged and voila!
If you’re not having a birthday, but you WOULD like to celebrate with some hilarious comedians, come to the One Year Anniversary show on June 8th!