Sunday, January 17, 2010

Jim Norton

last night me, Chris, and Shin went to the Borgata in Atlantic City to see Jim Norton.

a little background on this story. Shin bought us tickets for Christmas. I was super-excited, but as time went on, I began to majorly stress out about this outing. "oh no," I thought. "Atlantic City is two hours away - Chris shouldn't be driving that far with his bad rear brakes. but Shin has a very little car and I don't remember if I like his driving or not. but Chris is so directionally challenged, he will be freaking out if he has to drive... where will we park? what if we are too tired to get home? what if whoever is driving drinks and is too drunk to drive home?!" I should probably seek psychological help, but this has been my thought process almost continuously for the past week.

all of my worries were for nothing. Shin drove, his car was comfortable, if a little cramped and noisy. I approved of his driving wholeheartedly. we didn't get lost or drunk, and parking was clearly marked. everything was good.

but back to the actual reason for this trip - seeing Jim Norton. oh my God, it was so much fun. I do not know the last time I laughed so hard. I thought I would die several times from lung failure. seriously. I wouldn't suggest this guy to everyone, but if you are not easily offended and are looking for a good time? I completely recommend him.

even Amy Schumer, who opened for him, was pretty good. she didn't mention menstruation once, which is impressive to me since almost every female comedian seems to make unnecessary jokes about it. yes, we get it, you are a woman. that doesn't mean you have to constantly mention your period. goodness.

but yeah, lots of fun. we hit the slots for a little bit after the show, but decided to call it a night when we were $50 in the hole. we stopped at the Collegeville Diner on the way home - what a fancy place! the waiters and waitresses had uniforms and everything. and it was at least double the size of Queen City.

we finally got to bed around 3:30 am, and I didn't wake up until 12:15 today! I cannot even remember the last time I slept that late. it felt pretty good.


  1. I know a good I'm glad you had such a good time.

  2. How many female comics have you actually seen?

  3. I have to reiterate that question: how many female comics have you actually seen? Because I know about 40 off the top of my head, and none of their material revolves around menstruation. Since there is such a thing as hack comics, there is such a thing as hack critics, and creating strawmen arguments to use as the basis of a snarky put-down is the mark of one.

  4. Hmm, I've been going to comedy clubs for years and have only ever heard one GUY complain about his period or his wife' many female comics HAVE you seen?

  5. I dunno, a bunch? I used to watch that friday night stand-up thing on comedy central. and I listent to the comedy stations sometimes on my space radio. if you know of other awesome female comics, let me know. I will definitely have a listen.