Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Last Friday night, we caught Kathy Griffin’s standup act at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center. “We,” as used here, refers to a small army of our friends: She Who Must Be Obeyed and Yours Truly, Gary and Joann, Don and Laura Belle, and Marc and Shelley.
The show was howlingly funny, but after a while, we all began to realize that we were, quite possibly, the only eight heterosexuals in the entire audience. [Not that there’s anything wrong with that.] Kind of like going off to see, all unawares, the comedic equivalent of Bette Midler or the late Judy Garland.
For once, it was nice to see a comedy act that was completely uncluttered by emcees, warm-up acts, and openers. The lights went down; the show started. Boom.
And damn, what a show! Ninety minutes of pants-pissingly funny material. I was even able to snap off a few pictures from our fine location just a few rows from the stage. Enjoy.