My seat. Now this is awesome!!!
I am on the way to see @thatchaddaniels at Zanies in Nashville, TN. Review to follow.
This has nothing to do about working out a tight 15. It has to do with proper etiquette when you attend a comedy club. I am writing this as my trip, may pilgrimage to see one of my favorite standup comedians is just around the corner.
My love of standup comedy started with Dennis Leary’s No Cure for Cancer. I don’t get a chance to see a lot of standup in a comedy club, but when I do, I’m a happy girl. Well, that’s until someone wants to take over the show or when someone gets too drunk. People can be jack-asses. The following is a list of rules to follow when at the comedy clubs.
1. Arrive early.
2. Take a potty break before the show starts.
3. Put your cell phone away. And I don’t just mean I’m your purse or pocket. I mean turn it off!!!
The first three rules are to help prevent innocently interrupting the comedian during his or her set. Standup is hard enough for the professionals. Get there early, go pee, and keep your ass in the seat and your phone off.
4. Don’t try to record the set.
If you do this, you are a lowly POS. Don’t mess with their livelihood.
5. If you know the punchline to a joke, let the person at the mic say it. You need to shut the hell up.
6. Don’t over do it with the booze. A jackass is bad enough with the help from alcohol. Even if you are a fine upstanding person, you too can become a jackass.
7. Don’t be delicate. If they make fun of you political guy or gal, or if you get butt-hurt over a religious joke, keep it together. You can’t be sensitive at a comedy club. Lighten up and laugh.
Follow these rules and you can have a great time.
Until next time…
I am always looking for a good comedy. I found one last night thanks to Hulu. It premiered last Friday night, so yes, I’m behind, but I had to put this out there.
David Allen Greir is Hank, sort of the grumpy old man of the group. He wants adventure and excitement. Martin Mull plays Charlie. Charlie is the answer to the question, “What happens when hippies grow old?” Leslie Jordan is a comedy treasure as Sid. Vickie Lawrence, or “Momma” as I remember her is … what’s better than brilliant? Whatever that is, multiple it be 12 and add 27 and that’s Vickie Lawrence.
The show comes from Charlie Day and Paul Fruchbom. Fruchbom is a writer, actor, director, etc.. I don’t know much about him. Day on the other hand, I am a big fan of and have been for a long time. He is one of the great minds behind It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
As someone that “cut the cord” and ditched cable, fall premiere week is very important. This fall premiere so far has not impressed me in the least. Some of the heavy hitters have come back with “meh” starts to their season. This show made up for all of the other “meh” out there.
I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard at a show. I laughed from start to finish. If you are in need of a laugh, as I think we all are these days, please check this show out.
I will leave the trailer for the show down below. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Until next time …