The mainly young crowd seemed to like that and applauded.
Naturally, as usual, I believe I was the oldest person in the audience and perhaps had deeper appreciation of Cosby humor as a stand up comic, long before his hit tv family series.
Buress presented an interesting stage presence.
A DJ was set up onstage for 30 minutes before the show started, playing rap.
He remained there at the back of the huge, deep stage bringing up sound bites as part of the innovative take on different rap artists ...repeating just a few words of the tag line.
Guess you had to be there.
The next night I saw a more "traditional" stand up comic in 32-year old SNL alum John Mulvaney.
As the link explains he worked with
Bill Hader to create the Stefon character.
He came out and looked at the wooden stool with one bottle of water on the floor and another atop the stool.
"Ah, just the way I wanted it... in case I happen to fall down during my presentation," he quipped.
Comedians really don't like cameras and videos.
A good routine that ends up on You Tube takes away some of the spontaneous comedic impact when performed again later in another venue.
They also don't like to have their concentration broken either.
I respect that.
The third headliner - Doug Benson - was a delight on many levels.
The audience was high on Doug and, possibly, vice versa.
Then reads what they said and gives a comic ad lib reaction.
On his movie podcast, he has people compete to be the last one standing in naming movies by a particular actor.
Six fans in the know came with prepared signs and banners to be selected to go up on the stage.
They were challenged to name the different movies starring DenzelWashington. Wow, there were a lot and they did well.
Eventually a single guy holding an ALF doll was the winner of a red sack filed with weird gifts.
Throughout the show Benson was enamored of the logo and name "Kickin' Chicken" that was on the cup he carried and sipped from.
He asked the audience to shout out alternate names for the local eatery and decided he liked Rockin' Rooster.
Did I mention all of his humor was marijuana related?
The Sotille is a non-smoking venue.
But he suggested some entrepreneurs go out and start a restaurant named after the rooster.
Maybe he was getting the munchies?
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