Friday, December 21, 2007
I had a great time in Florida last November doing Jokeboy's Comedy Club. Come take a walk with me through the land of pictures.
I used up my entire free cable experience on Jet Blue watching "Classic" videos you've never heard of featuring people who wore clothes from my entire Barbie collection.
Showed up at the club in my travel costume (pajamas) to meet the owner. He was flatter and less body-having than I thought he'd be. But quiet. And I appreciate that.
This was the first view I had of the comedian's condo. It exceeded my expectations by not having a dead body in it, and not being on wheels.
I chose to stay here so that I could experience the road life I read about in I Killed.
Went for a drive in our sweet ride, the Chevy HHRefrigerator,
and took pictures of trees. Because I'm a nature-lover. For four seconds each day.
Pretended to be Nicolas Cage and went on my own national treasure hunt. Found a Little Caesar's Pizza, which I thought went out of business when I was 10.
Then Luke called me into the K-Mart so we could participate in a raffle to win a fake gold necklace. Because engagement rings are overrated. Before the drawing we listened to this salesman's pitch, and had a chance to spend $50 on four other pieces of junk. Some old guy shouted, "Get on with it, I have to eat lunch." We lost, but in a way, we won.
Florida is full of old people, and I thought these two looked like birds. All hunched up and sitting still...hilarious.
Show time, Synergy! This was actually a Prepaid Legal seminar at the Ramada Inn that I crashed, but I told a few lawyer jokes and killed.
Luke opened the show, and didn't break a sweat when the owner hovered behind him, seven feet in the air.
Mark Evans did an excellent job headlining each night, and even took us out to dinner one night. Other places to eat in Florida...
Fast food chicken restaurants that sell gift cards. "I didn't know if you liked the chicken sandwich or the chicken fingers, so used the coupons in the paper for myself and got you this golden certificate for $5.99. Now you can CHOOSE!"
Aunt Fannie's. Home of giant biscuits, The Uncle Luke's special and Nickelodeon's newest toy, Soup Sand.
Whataburger, where people are so confused about what they're eating, they have to post a giant diagram next to the menu.
This guy said he wanted a Hottie Sandwich, so I obliged. Then he paid me. Cad!
It's Brian and Myra, welcoming hosts of the comedy club! Get away from my man, Swingers!
In Florida, not only are there old people, but they're all the grandparents you never had. And they used to host game shows.
Nikki Glaser started a guest book for people to sign if they've won jewelry at the local K-Mart. We signed it. (Shhh, our secret).
Here I am doing my waving wheat impression. Ocaaaala-homa where the laughs come rolling down the plains!
Thanks for a slice of heaven.
Written by Abbi Crutchfield
Labels: Road Gigs