Last night my wife and I went to the Pikes Peak Center’s performance of Brian Regan, and he was hilarious! His warm-up act was Joe Zimmerman, also another hilarious stand-up comic! My wife had received the tickets for Christmas.
We’d been looking forward to seeing this guy ever since. I’d thought I’d seen him before, but, nope, hadn’t.
He kinda looks like Will Ferrell, doesn’t he?
Off we go to the Pikes Peak Center! It started snowing pretty good just before we left (this doesn’t add to anything, I’m just setting the stage so to speak…). New security standards had been put in place for this event, smaller handbags, blah x 3.
So, get this: as I’m standing directly in front of the body scanner emptying my pockets and chatting with security personnel, the danged scanner goes off! “Ha-ha,” I joke. “I’ve already set off the scanner and haven’t even gone through it yet!”
Were the security personnel amused? Not sure.
Anyway the one tells me I can go on through. I do. I set it off for realsies. I chuckle. Must be my belt buckle. I always have to strip going through airport scanners. It’s so embarrassing. For most onlookers. Anyway, the security person on the other side grabs her wand and approaches me.
“You have anything in your pockets?” she says, or are you just happy to see me, I finish mentally. Yeah, I don’t think then was the time to joke, given the above reaction. I do try to read my audience.
“Yeah,” I say.
My wife makes her way over to me, saying stuff that doesn’t register on me, because I’m already in conversation…and thinking. Hard. About more punchlines.
Security starts wanding me. “Anything metal”?
Her wand starts going off just as I pat myself down, and I say, “Nooo—”
When it dawns on me and and I begin to laugh.
“Sorry! I forgot,” I say, “I had a hip replacement!”
I’m laughing, but don’t see the security personnel laughing.
“Would that set this off?” I ask, still chuckling like my Number 1 fan.
“This is the first one of those I’ve gone through since my operation!” I said. I’m enthusiastic. Amazed. Ready for a great time tonight.
Wand swipe UP.
Wand swipe DOWN.
“You’re free to go.”
Yeah, they were NOT onboard.
Can you believe it? I’d actually forgotten about my hip replacement!
How funny. Good warm up for the warm-up act, thought I.
Anyway, we make our way into the balcony seats and end up having a great time. Both comedians are great, and they’re also CLEAN. It was quite cool to see young comics not getting all disgusting in their acts. I don’t mind adult humor, but some comics today find it “edgy” to go right into the toilet—and beyond. Anyway, it was a blast.
None of my smartphone shots of the two comedians came out. The only shot that did come out was this one of the two water bottles placed there for Will Fer—I mean Brian. Brian Regan.
Have I mentioned how much it was still snowing outside? Well, it was.
Now, you may be wondering why I have that one smeared picture up above. Well, I don’t like to include family in my blog posts, because I like to keep them out of my issues and keep much of my personal life personal, but when I took some pictures of my wife as we sat waiting for the show to start, I couldn’t help but use that little image above! It shows that I do care enough to include my wife in my blog posts…without actually including her.
I call that edgy.