Humor at The Egg
So a few nights ago, Herman and I went down
to The Egg in Albany. We saw a comedian named Lewis Black.
We’d seen him several times on the Comedy Channel
and on John Stewart’s Daily Show and really liked
The show started off with an opening act
by John Bowman, a comedian I hadn’t heard of before
but thought was very funny. He had a bit of a confrontive
style, going into the audience several times for adlibbing
with audience members.
Herman and I were sitting in the handicapped
section, which was a straight shot in from the lobby, but
up on the second floor, so we were fairly safe from any
Once Lewis Black began, he immediately complained
about the parking at The Egg, as he feared he’d be
late to his own show. I have to agree. The traffic clog
with a relatively small crowd there is something I can’t
even imagine if several thousand people were trying to arrive
Both comics were politically minded, which
was lots of fun. Let’s face it; the current administration
gives us lots of material. But Black was hard on the democrats
as well. He said our basic choice was between bad ideas
and no ideas. And that’s certainly the truth.
I had never gone to a concert with a comedian
as a headliner. It was really neat. Basically the stage
is set with a microphone and a stool. The rest is up to
the comedian. He even used his bottled water as a prop.
He went off on all the brands of bottled water and that
we as consumers buy it because we don’t have decent
water coming out of the tap any more.
Both comedians seemed very comfortable with
the audience and themselves. And that put the audience more
at ease, I think.
When we got into the elevator that took
us up to the concert, the gentleman working the elevator
remembered us from the last time we were there. Now remember,
we’ve only been to The Egg once before. But I guess
I’m easy to remember, being in a wheelchair. I’m
memorable for other reasons too, I’d like to think.
My suntan is my signature trademark. Not to mention my winning
personality. I’m humble too, don’t you think?
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"