So a few of my friends went to go see a show called "The Aristocontest" at The PIT on Saturday night. (For those without an intimate knowledge of the improv scene, that's The People's Improv Theater.)
From what I understood, audience members took a shot at doing the age-old standup joke that was the premise of last year's film The Aristocrats in which a whole bunch of comedians (from Sarah Silverman to Hank Azaria to Carrie Fischer to Eric Idle) told this old vaudeville joke that is apparently widely open to interpretation.
I never saw the movie. I really didn't care all that much. I figured it was probably more interesting in concept than execution and that I'd catch it on DVD one of these days. I also thought that there were better uses of my time than watching different comedians tell the same joke over and over.
Apparently, there are people out there who not only think it's funny to hear the same joke over and over again, but who don't mind hearing said joke over and over again by non-professionals.
I mean -- what kind of people do you find in the audience of an improv comedy show at 11pm on a Saturday? Are they all comedians who would ordinarily perform another night? Or are they just losers who have nothing better to do at 11pm on a Saturday night than go to a show that will have other audience members perform. If they were really funny, wouldn't they have their own shows at the PIT?
I am tired today. Mondays suck.
Worse than Sundays.
Oh -- and I'm back on the lottery stuff. My four days have lapsed.
Bought one ticket.
Yup - lost again.