So last night I went to the Comedy Bang! Bang! show in San Francisco and it was so good I can’t even express it. First off, as you can tell from this picture, Paul was Cake Boss and James was Huell Howser. These are the exact two characters I was hoping for and it they did not disappoint. Without giving anything away, Scott does a bit at the front end of the show that made me so happy I couldn’t stand it. Then we get stand up from the guests.
I have to say I was blown away by James Adomian, I have obviously seen his stand up before and love his characters on Bang Bang but his set was so tight and well thought out, he really had everything I want from a stand up: a defined voice and great material. Really he was great, everyone go get his new album Low Hanging Fruit when it comes out in a couple days.
I saw Paul F. Tompkins last time he was around in 2010 and he was the best stand up I have ever seen. He opens his shows with stream of consciousness material and that is what he did for his entire set last night and I still can not believe how freaking funny he is ALL of the time. He did what seemed like a pretty long set that was just fun and inventive, it just made me very happy. At one point he pretended to be an old advertising agent and walked around the stage hunched over for a very long time. I was sitting in my chair thinking “No, Paul, you are gonna make your back hurt”, and he did but the bit was really worth it.
Then there was the Bang Bang podcast recording itself. I don’t want to say too much about this because you can go buy it and all the other shows from the Earwolf store, and you should. The only thing I will say is that when Huell Howser comes on stage, Cake Boss is scared scared of him it is quite a awhile before you hear Cake Boss talk but for that entire time Paul was sitting there sneering wearily at James. He never dropped character and I was very impressed.
We stayed around and met the guys after the show and they were all very gracious and funny and real and honestly the interaction couldn’t have left me feeling any happier.
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