Sunday, October 19, 2008

And We Laughed


Last night I took my mom to see comedian, Joel McHale, for her birthday. My mom and I regularly watch Joel McHale host The Soup on the E! channel. McHale basically shows clips from TV and makes fun of them in a very sarcastic and blunt way. The clips themselves are usually funny, but Joel’s take on them make it laugh out loud funny. The Soup is one of my few “must watch” shows every week.
Here’s a clip from The Soup, the funniest show evah!:


When we arrived to the theater for the performance, my mom and I had a drink, then I led her to our seats. Unbeknownst to her, I had purchased second row seats for us. She couldn’t believe our awesome seats, it turned out we had no one in front of us either!
The warm up comedian, or “fluffer” as he called himself, was Chris Hardwick.
PhotobucketI had never heard of him, but he had us giggling like school girls. Chris started the show making topical, sarcastic jokes about the general vicinity and Wisconsin (which we live near). It’s refreshing to hear jokes tailor made for the audience, and obviously new material. About midway through his act, Chris also mentioned he was the voice of one of the cows in the Nickelodeon cartoon, “Back to the Barnyard.” My kids watch that show so I yelled out, “Which cow?” Hey, I knew my children would want to know! He proceeded to heckle me which was fun, even as my face turned red. Second row seats have its advantages.
Next Joel McHale walked on the stage to loud applause by his adoring fans. After watching him every week, my mom and I enjoyed having Joel right in front of us making us chuckle. McHale joked about many of the fellow shows on E! and pop culture that he repeatedly makes fun of on The Soup. Much of his act was talking about his parents, his young sons, and other family topics, things the audience can relate to. My mom’s eyes were red from tearing up and laughing so much. He also heckled two ladies in the audience throughout the show that made us laugh even harder. I imagine they took it well, because you had to have a sense of humor to be there in the first place! He is just so freaking funny! I love sarcastic, inapproprate humor...I get to hear it every day from my husband, too!
After his performance, a long line formed to meet him and buy Soup T-shirts. I convinced my mom to get in the long line, even though we were one of the last ones. It seemed there were about 150 people in line, so we gave up after a while knowing we’d be there for an hour or two. I thought it was gracious of Joel though to sign autographs and take pictures with his many fans after the show.Photobucket We left the theater with big grins. If you enjoy biting wit, check out the Soup on E! on Friday nights or even check out that guy Joel if he performs near you.

15 comments:

Rena said...

That clip was funny. OMG @ the 8 year old who was still breast feeding though. Yikes.

Sounds like you and your mom had a great night out, Kelly! :)

Brenda said...

I love the SOUP!!! I can imagine there was not a dry eye in the house from laughing so much...

How neat that you and your mom shared that...

Denise said...

Glad you and Mom had a good time!

Denise said...

Remember that time we laughed?

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! That's a funny clip!

I'm glad you and your mom had such a good time.

So . . . Which cow is he? I love that cartoon err . . . um. . .I mean my kids love that cartoon. ;0)

christy

adrienne said...

Sounds like fun, and what a great present!
But did you ever find out which cow?

Kelly said...

Rena- I KNOW! That poor eight year old!
Brenda - I knew you'd be a fan of the Soup!
Denise - Wish you were with us!
CR and Adrienne- I can't believe I forgot to say which cow! He's the voice of Otis, the main character! He sounds different on stage...and he doesn't have an udder in real life but did wonder why Otis has an udder!

sruble said...

We watch The Soup too. It sounds like they put on a good show for you and your mom (and everyone else). I'm surprised they left the front row open though. I used to be a comic, and I was also an usher at a comedy club, and we forced people to sit in the front row (you laugh harder if you're all packed in, and if you're drinking ... or at least that's the theory). I know that people don't like sitting in the front, though. Lots of people are afraid to be picked on by the comic.

Tabitha said...

Sounds like a great night!! That's hilarious that you yelled out "Which cow?" Too funny!! :)

Kim Kasch said...

Sounds like a fun night out.

There's only one word I can think of when it comes to an 8 year-old breast feeding, unbelievable!!!

WordWrangler said...

My mom, sister and I are very close, too. You guys sound like you had a blast!

Kelly said...

Sruble - you were a comic? Awesome! The front seats were all filled but the front row was not as long as the second row, we happened to have no chairs in front of us!
Thanks Tabitha, Kim and WWrangler...it was such a fun mother/daughter night.

sruble said...

Yes, but I wasn't very funny :( Seriously, I knew nothing about writing for an audience. I'd be much funnier now, if I could force myself back on stage (NOT).

Tee Brown said...

Oh my goodness! I haven't had cable in years, but when I was in high school, I remember watching an earlier version called "Talk Soup" hosted first by Greg Kinnear (sp?), and then by John Henderson. It was funny then, too.

So glad you and your mom had such a special evening!

Tee

Kelly said...

I watched Talk Soup, too, Tee! I rediscovered The Soup about a year and a half ago!