Sunday 12.7.14

We went to Madison to see John Oliver tonight. In case you are not familiar with him, he was on The Daily Show for a few years and now hosts his own show, Last Week Tonight, on HBO. The show opened on time to a full house in the Orpheum Theater. Former SNL “featured” comedian, Brooks Wheelan was the warm up act.

John Oliver started around 8:20 and he was funny as hell for about an hour and a half or so. Our seats were about 3 rows from the back. Everything was pretty peachy as we waited for the show to begin – and then a dude with a larger than normal head sat down in front of me. Since the seats were all assigned, I would have to deal with it. I figured it would be ok.

Once the show started, the guy in front of me decided that he had to perform some self chiropractic exercise and “pop” his neck. I found this to be kind of distracting but figured that it would pass. No luck. And, he seemed to need to “pop” to the right.

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This continued throughout the show. I suppose I could have politely asked him to knock it the fuck off, but I decided to not be a dick and go with it. I felt bad for the guy behind me who probably wondered if the two guys in front of him were okay.

All in all, great show. I saw most of it and understood almost all of a British accent. There were a couple of times I know I missed something. I also discovered that there’s a giant football penis sculpture at Camp Randall. Who knew?

One response

  1. That is one of the ugliest sculptures I’ve ever seen, and I have been to a lot of sculpture gardens and art museums. How did they NOT noticed it looked like a giant football penis? Were their no “artist’s concept” drawings in advance? Or was it an unveiling of, “Here’s my creation for Camp Randall! A Giant Football Penis!”

    December 8, 2014 at 8:53 am

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