Monday, September 10, 2007

Who Knew?

Who knew a silent auction bidding would give us such a fun, laughter-packed evening? Who knew we would flashback to the years we spent watching Saturday Night Live in its '70s glory days remembering the crazy antics of John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtain and others? So many of them started out at The Second City and this is where we hung out this past Sunday evening. We shaved years off our lives for just a few hours of time. Below is the cast line-up and their pictures. The show was called "Between Barack and a Hard Place". They poked fun (in sometimes irreverant ways) at just about everyone in the present political scene: Hillary, Barack, Craig, George B., Daley. They were politically incorrect about ethnicities and genders. Still, we found it hysterically funny...what does this say about us? I think it says that we, as humankind, need to lighten up and laugh at ourselves and all the messes we get ourselves into.
Having been told to stay after the regular show, Wes and I were prepared to postpone our trip back home for the impromptu improvisations...and we were all very surprised when this man
(Jim Belushi) showed up as a guest improviser! We laughed even more when he joined the sketch about being the hired "cheer up" man for those stranded at the airport with delayed flights. (Now, if only THAT would happen in real life!) Isn't it amazing what the human brain
and a funny bone sense of humor can come up with?


simplicity said...

Very cool night you guys had!

You guys do the best stuff! Fun!

Spirit Bear said...

It's all about humor; it keeps us sane. Lately, I've been drawing cartoons, so I can laugh my head off at irritating situations (i.e. people) what a great evening!

Alli said...

I LOVE Second City!