Last Night Great Job!
posted by May 3 at 12:41 PMon
The line for the second show of last night’s Tim and Eric Awesome Tour stretched all the way down the block, almost making it to the corner of Broadway and Pike. DJ Douggpound started off the set by telling a joke, then doing a remix of that joke through his DJ booth. He had an especially good one about liking girls who listen to NPR in which he sampled Terry Gross. He also shouted at the crowd, “What are you yelling about? Go back to Enumclaw!”
The live format for Awesome Show was true to their TV program - new videos, sketches, and performances by the gang of weirdos they’ve made into stars. Some highlights: a live performance of “Petite Feet,” a video about caring for your “child clown,” an unbelievably shameless Papa John’s plug where they tried to sell the audience email at papajohns.com for $29.95, getting hit with a hot dog thrown by Eric - then seeing the guy next to me pick it up and slap his friend in the face with it and get punched in the stomach, a new Absolut ad Starring Zach Galifianakis, and Casey Tatum barfing on a kid in the first row after choking and squeaking through several songs. Pierre did “Doo Dah Doo Doo,” James Quall sang and told amazingly bad jokes, and the “This is what I do, I sit on You” guy performed his song for a lucky audience member. The most brilliantly awkward part of the night though were the songs by ventriloquist David Liebe Hart and his creepy, creepy dolls. The room was dead silent, there are no jokes in his songs so no one was laughing, but his comedy (I’m not sure if it’s actually funny to him) is the kind of hilarious that you don’t laugh out loud at. If you haven’t seen what David Liebe Hart does, here’s an idea:
Tim and Eric mentioned at the end of the set that this was the first night they had the other performers along with them, which was kind of hard to believe. Without those guys the show wouldn’t have been nearly as funny. At the merch booth they were selling Jan and Wayne Skylar calendars for the year 1990. The fact that these idiot man-children can sell out venues across the country is truly inspiring.