Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dana Carvey: Back in Comedic Action

You may know him as the “Church Lady” or probably more so as “Garth” from Wayne’s World, Dana Carvey is the hilarious comic that was beloved by the Saturday Night Live audience from 1986 to 1992. Although he has been under the radar for a few years, he was recently at the Improv in Ontario, California, putting on a show for a handful of lucky people — one of which was me!
On Monday I spent my night laughing at the jokes spit out by the side-splitting comedian. His show was full of his famous impressions, as well as an abundance of new material which he was testing out for an upcoming HBO special.

It was surreal watching this man on stage, an actor who I began following as an elementary school child. Although he was mocking people, none of which were in the audience, like most comedians do, you can tell that he is a genuinely good guy. It was also nice to hear family jokes, as opposed to raunchy ones that can sometimes get old (and be uncomfortable to hear when with your parents and grandparents as I was that night).

My favorite part of the show was his take on a bad day, which he dubbed the “fuckits.” You know, your day starts off well, you’re sticking to your diet, you plan on going to the gym later…then you eat a cookie, or several. Well, it’s too late to get back on course so you develop a case of the fuckits.

So that is how I have spent my week, with a whatever type of outlook. Life is good as long as I have family, friends, and laughter. Everything else is circumstantial. Who knew that Dana Carvey could put a person in such as good mood?! I highly recommend seeing him if you ever get the opportunity to do so.

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1 comment:

KDC Events said...

I Love him too! I will always love him as Garth the most!