Downtime from a visit to Montreal for the Just for Laughs Festival.
(All the comics I used to work with) + (3 am last call) = rough mornings.
-- the Green Room show in a scuzzy section of Montreal at about 1 am, where Paul Provenze hosts Lewis Black, Louis CK, Billy bloody Connolly and Eddie Izzard on couches, getting drunk and shooting the shit. The line of the night, however, went to Kids in the Hall's Dave Foley, who wound up on stage at one point. After Louis CK revealed that he'd lived in Mexico City until he was seven years old:
Dave: So you're really a Mexican?
Dave: All these years, I've been treating you like you're white.
Dave: Yeah, but now I feel noble.
When I say the neighborhood was sketchy -- the theater was opposite a strip bar named "Pussy Corps!" As we got out of the van:
Tammy: What the hell's a "pussy corps?"
John: Larger than a Pussy Platoon, but smaller then a Pussy Brigade. (silence) Just for me then? Okay.
--The Family Guy Live show, mostly for Seth McFarlane's vocal talent. Not only can he hot-swap between voices, he can do it during a song. You have no idea how hard that is unless, well, you do, in which case you know exactly how insanely hard that is.
Regular dispatches from the Nerd Prom all this week, I hope. I'll be there for a couple signings, times to be posted.
EDIT: Courtesy of blog denizen Eric