Sunday, November 16, 2008

Laughing Matters... Next Gen

On Friday I got a chance to see Laughing Matters: Next Gen. I've seen the logo version online already but it was great seeing the whole thing together and longer. I was definitely excited because I got to meet Gloria Bigelow, who I have to say may look beautiful online, but in person is absolutely breath taking! Oh my goodness, she's funny too which is just icing on the cake. Three of the comedians were there, Amy Tee, Gloria Bigelow of course and Daniel Leary.

So the movie was supposed to start at 7:30 but they didn't have the DVD so they needed to stall while we waited for the back up DVD to show up. In an effort to stall Amy offers to do some stand up, which might not have been the best idea. She was funny, me and my friend who came with me were laughing, but everyone else not so much. There were definitely others who weren't so amused. The crowd was rough, they had some weird loud almost hecklers. Then some woman named Michelle Balan showed up and literally grabbed the mic right out of her hand. She seemed to be enjoying the complimentary beverages. She was funny, but definitely line stepping on some of the jokes. She said something to Gloria (I can't remember it now), but Gloria looked too through.

The movie was hilarious and definitely better in the extended version. Daniel Leary was so funny. I loved his bit about how he was an extra in a Kelly Clarkson video, he was supposed to be a manly football player taping his hands, but when the video was complete he looked like he was giving himself a manicure. I just looked up the video and he's right. See for yourself, he's the white football player leaning against the locker at 2:09

All in all a great night and I'll definitely be getting the DVD when it comes out.

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