Sunday, July 29, 2007

Jim Gaffigan is a manatee.

I'm not calling him names, either. When he signed my friend Genevieve's CD after his performance last night, he called himself a sea cow. Anyway, if you don't know the man, you don't know how funny he is (and you won't get that manatee reference, either). It will do no good to tell you that Geneaver laughed louder and longer than I'd heard her do so in ages (and she saves up her guffaws for things that are actually funny, so that's saying something). I tried to keep up, too, but my stomach gave out about halfway through. I kept laughing, sure, but my face and midsection were so so so tired from doing so.

Over 2,000 people crammed into Layton's wee amphitheatre to laugh, too. Some security guy told me it was the biggest audience they'd ever had ... topped the 1600 who'd shown up for Foreigner last year, even. Luckily, Jim did not disappoint. If he was doing a repeat performance tomorrow night, I'd quite happily go and do it all over again. Hot pockets, indeed!

9 comments:

bestsariah said...

He does seem funny, but I don't really get the Hot Pocket jokes. Hot Pockets are just a freezer section version of a panzerotti, which has been around forever and has been sold in restaurants for...ever. I didn't think they were weird.

Dainon said...

Humor must always be lost on some. Or one. Pity, really.

Laurie said...

Holy crap, Dainon, I LOOOOOVE Jim Gaffigan. Deeply.

My favorite thing that he does is Pale Force with Conan O'Brien: Check this out!

ewesa said...

it's my people!

bestsariah said...

Does that mean you don't like panzerotti?

matt lohrke said...

'a muffin is a bald cupcake.'

balls, i didn't even know he was in town. i was just introduced to the genius that is jim gaffigan this past week. looks like it was a good time...

The Carrie Collection said...

Nothing beats his act on introducing two different groups of friends to each other. If anyone knows where I can find that I would and will love you forever. I can't find it on youtube.

Trude said...

what's a hot pocket ..

Sherpa said...

"Wow, my manatee's become the mento."