"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lisa Laugh-A-Lotti

Despite the fact that the Ryman Auditorium was built originially as a church and the foul-mouthed "Queen of Mean" (Lisa Lampanelli) took the stage last night, the roof did not fall in nor did the ground open up and swallow us whole. Yes, Lisa's jokes are mostly dirty, controversial at times and mostly based on stereotypes - but it's all in good fun - no one is left out of her insult barrage (including her boyfriend, big stars she has hobnobbed with and herself). She's a rare breed these days in the world of comedy, and perhaps the purveyor of a dying art. She's a pure insult comic , and if you don't get it, then you won't like her. But that's OK, because it leaves better tickets for us! We had tremendous seats just three rows off the stage (note to selves: Row D - Seats 1 and 2 are the bomb!! Too bad they weren't selling PSLs to the Ryman last night because we would have snatched these seats up!) While it wasn't a sell-out, the crowd there was boisterous, appreciative and interestly weird (ask us about the 6'-tall transvestite on the front row named "Daisy" sometime). We met our friend, Nate, at the 12 South Tap Room for some great beer and a delicious dinner beforehand (see Rob's beer blog for more details). We had planned to hit The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar afterwards, but Ashlee's nursing a "Bonnaroo injury" that's slowing us down a bit, so we headed home a little early instead. Thanks, Lisa, for a great evening of laughs. You are one funny big-ass wop broad! Oh, sorry, "wop" is probably offensive to a guinea like you's.


Craig and Alison Harris said...

OK, so we're talking about a dirty, italian, Don Rickles with boobs? Gotcha. Did you have to look around before you laughed at some of those jokes, LOL?

Rob and Ashlee said...

nah, black lady in front of us, Jewish guy to our right were all busting a gut. Lisa sought out targets in the audience before she started in on them, so you didn't need to look around...LOL