I need you to be aware that today’s post is entirely plugging a television show.
Not just ANY show, though. JAY’S BFF’S NEW SHOW ON TBS! It premiers tonight, and we’re ever so slightly excited.
…was a line from the father of the bride speech I heard on Friday night.
It was a good one, and I hope he doesn’t mind that I stole it. He KILLED his speech (as my friend Katie said), and captured his daughter’s love of the stage (she’s an actress, that girl) as well as he captured the love she has for his new son-in-law.
Jay’s best friend Rory got married this weekend to HIS best friend, Jordan.
They. Are. Awesome. Great friends of ours even though they live SO FAR AWAY IN LA, wonderful human beings in general, and in love in a very inspiring way. We want to copy their relationship all the time.
In honor of our friend Rory and his pretty fiance Jordan coming into town tomorrow for a show (he’s pretty famous. you should know who he is), I totally need to tell you about the last time we went to see him perform in Charlotte and ate at this weird little grocery-store-deli-bar place for brunch.
It was weird.
But totally weird.
We ate at The Common Market in Charlotte, NC, and it was totally the type of place my partially hippi-fied manfriend loves to check out.
We would like to take this opportunity to ask you to turn on your dang TVs tonight (if you’re in the US) and watch our friend Rory Scovel on Comedy Central!
He has a whole 30 minutes to air his and his family’s dirty laundry on national television while throwing in a few rape jokes, and we couldn’t be prouder.
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!