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.” 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.
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?