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Jim Gaffigan is awesome, but

So, on Saturday night, I got to see Jim Gaffigan at the Hershey Theatre thanks to an awesome find on Craigslist ($30 ticket instead of $45-60).

When I got there, the security lady questioned my bag o' stuff to have signed and she informed me that he wasn't going to be staying to sign autographs after the show. (Her words: "He's skipping town right after the show is over.") That was a huge disappointment. I had a lovely Oscar Myer box of bacon for him to sign and fan mail to give him from Albert. So, I went back to the car so I didn't have to have the stuff with me all night (and also to put my water bottle in the car since they weren't letting ANYTHING in). It was raining and they weren't letting people bring umbrellas into the theatre, so that was weird, but they did have umbrella racks and Hershey is full of trustworthy people, apparently. :-P

Rich Brooks (myspace link) opened for Jim (I think this is the guy. I missed his name but only caught his last name, so this is what my google search found). Rich was very funny and I enjoyed his comedy. The same type of clean-ish humor that Gaffigan does, and it seemed to flow well from Brooks to Gaffigan.

Jim was AWESOME. He did some stuff about Hershey at the beginning and then launched into his regular routines. He did some stuff I never heard before and some of the classic stuff (ie, HOT POCKETS!) so it was a great mix.

The show started at 8 and was over around 9:30 and I didn't even get out of the parking lot until 10pm because of where my space was and the fact that I had to back out. I just sat in the car and waited for the lot to clear. :-P Got home around 10:10pm. All in all, a great night. :-) I did hear via facebook that one of my classmates from high school was there and they saw Jim leave the theatre and get directly into a cab and speed away. :-(

I did take notes in sort of a "set list" way, but it was hard to capture every topic. Anyway, this is what I ended up with:

Hershey ("I haven't eaten a Hershey Bar since I was 10. Today I ate 5, so far.")
NYC Cabs
Hotel Pools
Above-ground pools
Domino's Pasta Bread Bowls (Domino's "healthy alternative to pizza")
Cancer (yes, he went there. somehow it was okay)
Taco Salad
Water Skiing/Camping
Snooze bar
Bacon (!!)
Fortune Cookies/Chinese Food ("I can make these jokes. I'm Chinese.")
Gum ("We are obsessed with food. Chewing gum is just practicing chewing.")
Fast Food /Popeyes
Waffle House
HOT POCKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Encore: Sex and the difference between men and women.



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 14th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
That sounds awesome! I am sad you didn't get anything signed. It seems weird he left in a cab, but very Gaffiganish! Ha ha. Did your head hurt from all the laughing?
Sep. 14th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I thought the cab thing was weird, too, but I guess maybe he is going to the airport? It's not like Hershey has lots of cabs around or anything. :-P

My stomach hurt from the laughing, and also I had to go to the bathroom. Lobby got to watch the show from my purse, but did not get his picture taken with Gaffigan. Sad.
Sep. 14th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
I am amused that you took notes at a comedian show. But where are the punchlines?
Sep. 14th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
I usually take a set list at a concert, so it seemed like a natural extension. But this was much harder. Also, I wanted to be able to go back later and figure out how much was "new" and how much was from "King Baby" vs "Beyond the Pale".

Some of them I put the most memorable jokes! :)
Sep. 14th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
And now I have a craving for taco salad :P
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