Celebrity Balls

Those are the first two words my husband uttered to me after the Bobby Lee show at The Orlando Improv last night.

And I saw them. Up close.

But let’s go back to the beginning for a second.

We originally had tickets to see tonight’s show but decided to buy tickets to last night’s show so our weekend wouldn’t be so jam packed with back-to-back plans. Our tickets for tonight’s show went to my friend Sara. (Oh, Sara. You are in for a treat. And when I say treat. I mean balls.)

After work, the hubs and I headed down to Pointe Orlando where The Improv is now located.

Pointe Orlando is a more upscale shopping and eating mall on International Drive. International Drive a huge tourist area because it’s right near Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Wet n Wild.

The Improv used to be in Downtown Orlando and closed a couple years ago, which was a total bummer because we loved it and used to see a ton of shows there. Now it’s back (yay!), in a new location, and the place is WAY nicer.

Usually when we arrive to a show, there is already a line of people waiting to get in. I guess we were early because there was no line. We were seated at the front with another couple.

This is our table.

Yes. That is the stage right next to me. My beer could have touched the stage if it wanted to.

My tweet – or cry for help – after we were seated.

After a couple of opening comedians, the show started.

Let’s just say Bobby Lee really interacts with his audience. Within 10 minutes of his show, he had already hugged me when he saw me laughing and told me, “thank you for getting my joke white lady.”

There were no pictures allowed because they can distract the comedian, but I managed to get two terrible pictures in. Here’s a shot of him in the audience touching random people’s faces.

If you’ve seen him on MadTV, you know he has NO problem stripping down to his underwear. His tiny…striped…underwear. Last night was no different.

Bobby gave a very limber lap dance to an audience volunteer. He told the guy right before he did it, “you’re going to hate this.” Smile  Before the lap dance, random people were putting money in Bobby’s underwear.

After the lap dance, he put his pants back on. But I started laughing so hard because all these tags were hanging out of his underwear and it looked ridiculous. Then, a bizarre domino effect happened and that’s when I saw them.

THEM. You know the ones.

Bobby heard me laughing, turned around, asked me what was so funny, slammed his microphone down on the stage, pulled down his pants to his tiny, striped underwear and stood right in front of me. And there they were. I saw them. Eye level and everything.

Bobby bent down and gave me an almost naked hug and kiss and then pulled his pants up.

After the show, we met one of the opening comedians who was really funny – and got a picture with him. He’s doing a mother’s day show on Sunday if anyone doesn’t know what to do for their moms in the Orlando area.

We also met a couple that were sitting at the table next to us.  The girl high-fived me on the way out for being awesome and getting so much love (if that’s what you want to call it) from Bobby Lee.

She REALLY reminds me of someone famous but I can’t place her.

I don’t remember this one being taken.

I guess it makes sense though. If I’m comfortable with celebrity balls in front of me, I’m also comfortable with strangers hugging me and touching my face.

So there you have it. The story of seeing my first celebrity goodie bag. Smile

Bobby Lee was so funny that I started tearing up. I would put him in the top 3 of all the comedy shows I’ve seen (and the hubs agrees). We’ve seen a lot of shows too – including Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Griffin, Bob Saget, Kevin Nealon, Christopher Titus, and Chris Tucker. The other two comedians in the top 3 in case you’re wondering: Harland Williams and Bobcat Goldthwait. (Not kidding about Bobcat. His standup is hysterical.)

Do you go to comedy shows?

Who’s the best comedian you’ve seen live?

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  1. HA! This post cracked me up. I love it.
    You should feel pretty darn important, getting to see celeb balls and all. I’d definitely brag about it. And I love that the girl is smooshing your face in the last picture. It’s nice to be able to make BFF’s so quickly.

    • Haha, yes! BFF 4eva. Those bud lights must have been working because I’m not a big fan of people touching my face. 🙂

  2. OMG!! Only you, Paula! Nice work!

    That is a super cute pic of you & the hubs, BTW! Frameworthy, I’d say! 🙂

  3. Ali

    That is the most awesome story about balls that I’ve ever heard. 🙂

    Also: This is def. the first time I’ve heard balls called “goodie bags.” You should watch Whitney Cumming’s “Money Shot” (on Netflix Instant) if you have any interest in knowing how I feel about balls… *shudders*

  4. OMG!!! How hilarious. I would have peed my pants from laughing so hard. I’d love to see more comedy shows but kiddos….

    We’ve seen Jerry Seinfeld and I really want to see Jim Gaffigan… I think I pee a little listening to his CD.

    • Oh, I haven’t seen Jerry yet. He’s one I’d like to see. When he comes in town, it’s usually at the bigger places and the smaller venues are so much more fun. Even when they involve balls.

  5. theAlmostRunner

    i feel like this is the best possible thing that could’ve happened at a bobby lee show. congratulations.

  6. i’ve gone to a couple of comedy shows but all up-and-coming locals. it’s so much fun to laugh 🙂

  7. Total greatness! We really would have a good time hanging out. Problem is, my husband would be the one showing you his goods. I swear I can’t take him anywhere. I love comedy shoes and we never go. I’m multitasking and telling the hubs right now that we need to go to a show soon. Maybe Bobby and his balls will be coming to town.

  8. LoriV. @ For the Run of It

    Dane Cook, front row, awesome! We’ve also seen Ron White from the third row and that was awesome! And Brian Regan from the 9th row. I’ve also seen Bill Cosby a couple times from really far away. I love comedy shows! Haven’t seen enough!

    Your night sounds super fantastic!

  9. David

    Saw Jerry Seinfeld at the 1988 UCF Homecoming night – his TV show started up the next year. Excellent performance!

    I was the sound man when David Brenner performed at F.I.T in 1985 – wireless mics were just coming out then, and the one we rented for the night failed a little bit into the show. So I had to run up on stage and switch mics to a regular one. He made some cracks to cover it – my one and only comedy show performance! 🙂

  10. So funny! I would have been so uncomfortable but laughing at the same time if that happened to me. The last comedy show we went to was Nikki Payne, who is Canadian and is hilarious! I’ve also seen Dane Cook twice, but he’s old news now 🙂

  11. T

    That’s nuts!

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