My old comedy buddy and dear friend Rory Scovel kicked off his “Dilated Imagination Tour” this week at the Coffee Underground in Greenville, South Carolina and Lindsay and I went to go see him with my BFF Adam and his lady friend Cara. We had an absolute blast. Rory’s feature act is Derek Sheen whom I met while living in Seattle. He’s also very funny. They’re going to be burning up cities and towns all throughout the Southeast this month and I highly recommend you invest in going to see them live. What could be better than sitting in a dark room, drinking booze, and laughing with a bunch of strangers? I know it doesn’t sound too promising but it is.
Lindsay, Adam, Cara and I met up with Rory and Derek before the show to have some drinks and dinner at the small Dutch restaurant and bar “Addy’s.” I really enjoy that bar, minus the fact that they make you take your hat off. I have never not enjoyed a beer or food because of what someone was wearing on their head…but I digress. I sipped on some Grolsh and Lindsay had a VERY expensive Kasteel (I’m not a cheap-ass, though Lindsay would disagree, but I don’t know how 12 ounces of beer should cost $9. I’ve had it else where for way less money).
Having hung my microphone up for a more “normal” life I still LOVE getting to be around comedians. We had a fun night of abstract, silly and absurd conversations. Nothing is ever off limits and it’s impossible to offend them. If it wasn’t for the 9 beers I drank, I could probably retell some of the stories we shared, but I don’t remember much. All I know is that I’m really proud of my friend. I remember making big plans with him about stand-up comedy years ago and it warms my heart to know that one of us is making them come to fruition. If I was still reaching for that spotlight I might be jealous of Rory’s success, but I’m so happy to be sitting on the sidelines and cheering for his continued success. He truly deserves it. Check this out to see all the tour dates and location and GO SEE RORY!