Disclaimer: We were given tickets to see this show for free. It’s a good thing because if we had paid for them, we’d have been upset. All thoughts are mine — certainly not from their PR department.
500 years ago, when I was college, I was a cocktail waitress at Funny Business Comedy Club in Madison. I got to see and meet a LOT of great comedic talent over the almost 2 years I worked there. To this day, I wonder if Steve O still likes Raspberry Zingers…
We saw good comedians and GREAT ones. The difference? How quick they were to roll with the audience.
A live comedy show is NOT a one sided event like a video.
Here lies the problem with 40 is Not the New 20.
There were NO people there under 30 and Matt Kazam relies heavily on that for interaction for his set. It was an awkward transition to a show where he had no one to “play” off of. He simply didn’t pull it off…and 2 shots of tequila didn’t make him any funnier.
When a performer has to pull the “United Nations delayed translation” bit or the “Do I have to explain this joke to you?” It means one thing: we get it, it just wasn’t funny.
Here is what WAS funny: we showed up to the comedy club an hour early, handed over our tickets and were sat in the front. No one caught the fact that the tickets were for the wrong show (It was an honest mistake by us). The 9:00 show, of visiting funny guys was hilarious. We literally laughed so hard we cried, and then the “headliner” came on.
Go at 9, see the act of the week and then head home to catch Jimmy Fallon.
You will notice a new #hashtag when I am talking about reviews of our Riviera experience : #BitchBlogger. That is courtesy of the Riviera staff. We heard one say behind our backs “Those are the bitch bloggers who reviewed the Experience show”. We are going to OWN it. Teri and I are NOT “cupcake” bloggers who paint a rosy picture of everything we review and have cute woodsey animals dance across our screens as you read. We tell the truth, the good – the bad – and the ugly.
Just wait until you see my review of the property tomorrow — and get the entire story of what we experienced at the Riviera Las Vegas. By the way, we are working on a YouTube video also!