...equals HUGE disappointment.
The talented Suz from Alive in Wonderland introduced us to Jim Gaffigan through this hysterical bacon post.
After reading her post, we headed on over to YouTube and watched his other bits... AWESOME.
For the next couple of weeks, would watch Gaffigan on Hot Hubby's iPhone before snuggling up to bed. We laughed till we cried! His camping bit (no longer on YouTube) describes Hot Hubby's "love" for camping (as seen here and here) perfectly!
Anyway, we saw Jimmy Boy was coming to town. We got all dolled up (proof from the picture taken by our babysitter before we left, below), shelled out $50 a ticket to see him at The Grove of Anaheim (where I happened to work for 4 years), hired a sitter, and budgeted a dinner out.
(Total side note: I spent 30 minutes curling my hair per the request of Hot Hubby and burned the H%!* out of my neck. Looks like I have a huge hickey!)We went to El Torito for dinner where I got a cheap dinner salad and ate about 30 free tortillas with gobs of that lovely honey butter slathered on top.
It was good.
Really good. Excited as can be, we moseyed to the Grove and anxiously waited in our seats.
Wait a minute... we've heard that joke before.
"He must just be doing some of his old stuff to warm up." (We reassure each other.)
Another old joke.
That whole bit was the same. WORD FOR WORD! Same EXACT voice inflections.
Hot Hubby and I begin to recite the lines before he says them.
We can't even fake laugh.
He is doing the same show he did in 2005, verbatim!
It was so fresh in our minds because we watched it before the show to get pumped up.###
Show is over.
We get 31 Flavors.
The Peanut Butter Chocolate makes me feel a bit better.
Dear Jim Gaffigan,
You owe us...
$100 for two tickets to a show you did 4 years ago (which can be downloaded for free on Netflix!)
$30 for our El Torito dinner
$50 for the babysitter
$250 Emotional damages for the curling iron burn on my neck that looks like a hickey.
I won't charge you for the 31 Flavors ice cream (you're welcome).