Monday, July 21, 2008
Ah, Danny Bhoy
Last night, Doug and I were invited to the all-star Gala evening at the Just for Laughs festival and what a blast. My face ached and my makeup (so carefully applied) was all over my face, I laughed so hard.
The lineup was a humour dream team - Danny Bhoy, Paula Poundstone, Ron James, Larry Miller, Jeremy Hotz, Ron White, George Wallace.... Danny Bhoy alone was worth the price of admission, and not just because he had some kind of sparkly button things on his fly that made us wonder if he'd left it open on purpose. (He hadn't. We checked.) His take on a gecko in an Australian motel room had us on the floor.
Danny, calling the manager: "Ah, there's a dinosaur on the wall."
Aussie manager: "No worries, mate, that's a gecko." And he hangs up.
Danny, calling back: "Um, that wasn't a trivia question."
Karen, he really IS that handsome in person. And he just floats and hops around the stage, casual and giggly, like he's just dropped by to say hello. (le sigh) Ron White made my husband uncomfortable, but I thought he was a riot. He mocked his wife's Cosmo magazine, looking at the title "Men's 40 Pleasure Zones!" He said, "Ladies, we only have one 'pleasure zone'. Just touch it 40 times."
Then we enjoyed a fantastic dinner under a tent (these little Mojito freezie thingies in a shot glass to cleanse the palette were seriously good, and I would have happily cleansed my palette for hours) and I won stereo speakers as a door prize (with Kathy's help).
What a night...thank you Kathy and Dave!