Friday, June 23, 2006

One of Those Great New York Things

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A few months ago, it was "The Colbert Report." Yesterday, the missus and I went to "The Daily Show." We requested tickets back in February, and after one failed attempt, we got seats for last night's show.

I love that these things are free. I mean, it was hotter than a monkey's ass yesterday (very hot), and you have to sit outside for hours to guarantee your seats, but it didn't cost anything to go. This is a major plus to living in New York City. It might be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but there's a lot of free shit to do.

But after several hours of sitting on the sidewalk outside the show, we were let into the gorgeously air-conditioned studio. There was a warm-up act, who was a hell of a lot better than the warm-up act we got for Stephen Colbert. Man, that guy blew. But the guy yesterday was surprisingly funny. Most stand-up comedy is decidedly not.

Then Jon came out and took questions prior to taping the show. My personal favorite:

"If President Bush gave you one of his nicknames, what would it be?"

"Kike." Big laugh. Then, "Jersey Jewbag." Slipping into his Dubya impression, "Jersey, 'cause yer from Jersey. And Jewbag... 'cause yer a Jewbag. Heh heh heh heh."

It wasn't the best "Daily Show" ever, but it was fun. Adam Sandler was the guest. Frankly, I was hoping for a politico, but Adam Sandler was alright.

And it was free!

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At 2:28 PM , Blogger Ted Carter said...

Definately jealous. I would give my "Jon Stewart for President" T-shirt to see a show live.


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