I apologize in advance for the fact that this entry has no photos. No cameras were allowed at the taping. Mine was left sitting on Steph’s kitchen table. Quite sad.
As is the norm, the tickets you get don’t actually guarentee you get a spot in the audience. There’s so many special, reserved seats and the masses get to clammer over the rest. Thankfully we did manage to get into the audience, after waiting over an hour in the sun. They only let in a certain amount of people at a time, telling us they’d let more in once people were seated and they knew how many empty seats were left. Um, can’t you count to see?
Once inside, they separated us. Steph’s two sisters wound up farther up than us but at least we weren’t all totally by ourselves. The studio is so small! We must’ve been only thirty feet from Jimmy himself. After watching a warm-up reel featuring past musical guests they sent out a really annoying comic. We got to meet Frank the security guard and Guillermo, a parking attendant. Apparently they’re both regulars on the show. Finally the announcer, former lead singer of the Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, and band came out.
Around seven the show started taping. The monolog wasn’t too funny but I was amused watching the camera guy and cue card lady. During commercials everyone rushed to the stage. I’m not sure who all of the people were but they all seemed to desperately need to talk to Jimmy. The first guest was David Duchovny who Steph and I love. I wish I could remember what they talked about, other than a creepy framed picture David’s wife gave him for a birthday present. The second guest was from the fat guy from Super Bad. He talked about the lovely topic of public urination. The movie looks like it’s going to be really funny. Maybe a potential Wednesday night movie with Matt’s coworkers.
I felt very bad for the people in the Mann’s Chinese Theater who had gone to see a special early screening of Super Bad. Jimmy kept interrupting them to say hi or give them Skittles. They even showed a clip from Super Bad to them! Then again, I’m sure they got in free so it couldn’t have been too bad.
When the show wrapped up we were starving so we headed to Baja Fresh to food. By 10:15 I was home again, watching TV with Matt. I’m glad I went though feel I was a bad audience member because I didn’t find anything particularly funny. Did more of the laugh because everyone else laughed thing.