I did stand-up at Gotham Comedy Club earlier this week. [My set was awesome, thanks for asking.]
I was about to leave when the producer of the show said, “DON’T GO.” [He generally speaks in all caps.] And then he winked at me.
I’m not unaccustomed to people winking at me—it’s the price I pay for being beautiful—but this wink was a weird wink. It wasn’t a “hey sweetheart, would you like a drink” wink. It was a “stick around for a surprise” kind of wink.
I don’t know why he didn’t just say “don’t leave the club because we’ve got two surprise guests coming.” I think saying it would have been easier than winking, not to mention a lot less creepy.
Next thing I know, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld come into the club and sit a few feet in front of me.
Jay and Jerry, sitting in a tree…
Jay got up first and did 15 minutes. I think. It could have been 20? I don’t know. All I know is that he told jokes and they were funny.
He opened with some older, proven material and then did some new stuff [I gave him my notes]. I really hope he’s got a new special coming.
And then he introduced the next comic, a “young guy I recently discovered…I know you’re doing gonna love him…give it up for Jerry Seinfeld!”
From L to R: Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Microphone
And then Jerry did 15-20 minutes. Much of it was the same as the material in his Jerry Before Seinfeld special on Netflix, but it was still incredible to watch.
The two of those guys performing back to back made me want to throw out my entire act [don’t worry, World, I’m not doing that yet!] and work 100X harder on all new material.
If you haven’t been to Gotham, there’s a very funny comic who’s going to be there 4/12 and 4/13. I’ll be there twice in the next two weeks working out some new material. Come on down!
What about you?
Who are your favorite comedians [besides moi]? Who have you seen recently that you thought was awesome, whether live or on Netflix?