Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Stand-Up Kinda Guy

Last night, we went to see Jeffrey Ross at the Improv in DC. He's the comedian that has done all those celebrity roasts for Hugh Hefner, Shaquille O'Neal, Drew Carey, Donald Trump and Pamela Anderson.

At one point during his set, he asked for volunteers from the audience to come up on stage to be part of an insta-roast, so I raised my hand.

Within moments of sizing me up, he mocked my sweater for looking like a doily in his grandma's house and then asked me if I beadazzled it myself. Then, he made a joke about my dark roots and finished with a few quips about swinging. Beadazzling, blonde jokes and swinging jokes? It's like he's known me all my life...

5 comments:

dori said...

You are so cool! We are going to have a great time for our NYC Girl's Weekend! Now if only I had the bars mapped out...

JenBC said...

Whew - Glad he let you off relatively easy. Those roasts are brutally funny. Sarah Silverman's bit on Jimmy Kimmel during the Pam Anderson roast was priceless.

Kathleen said...

You know what? He was great because even though he is supposedly pretty rough on people...he was pretty easy on everyone. It was good-spirited kidding. Sarah Silverman is one of my comedy heroes. Her show is so absolutely bizarre it just kills me.

Dilettard07 said...

Well, he was not overly nice to Devo. But Devo kind of deserved it, coming on stage to volunteer to play piano but not knowing how (and it was only then that he was really mean to him).

Although he did ask he woman, in reference to her necklace, who finally did play piano (and who was hilarious): "Did you keep everything you made in fifth grade summer camp?"

Kathleen said...

Well, that's true, Tard. He was a little mean to Devo. But then again, Devo was an ass.

And you gotta love a guy who claims he looks like (and does look like) the love child of Walter Matthau and Rick Moranis.