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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The One With All The Excuses

Well I MEAN to post to my blog every day, but sometimes the real world gets in the way. I've been making things like this:
And buying things like this:
And watching things like this:For those who aren't glued to it like we are, this is tonight's episode of Last Comic Standing, showing the auditions from London England and Minneapolis Minnesota. There's a story here, and please please please let me bore you with the details. For starters, let me just point out that Travelous is in the picture above, standing in line in the back wearing a gray sweatshirt. And now let me enchant you with the tale...

It all started last year, when one of Travelous's close friends was on the show and came in second place. Last year was my first year watching, and of course we didn't miss a single episode. So when the auditions were coming up for Season Five, we talked Travelous in to trying out. The audition schedule was analyzed, and a round trip plane ticket was purchased for Minneapolis. Of COURSE it was the cheapest ticket I could find, and it couldn't be changed.

A week before the audition, Travelous's grandmother passed away.

Travelous flew to Wisconsin for the service, with a return ticket back to Seattle at 10pm the night before his afternoon flight to Minneapolis. Not a perfect flight schedule, but he would be able to have almost a full night's sleep before flying to Minneapolis and waiting in line for the auditions. It would have been perfect, if it hadn't been for those meddling TSA employees, who I blame for his missing the connecting flight on his way to Seattle. The airline offered to fly him straight to Minneapolis, but all of his luggage was on the way to Seattle so he made the next available flight, early in the a.m.

He got into Seattle, and had a two hour turn around before heading to Minneapolis where he stayed outside all night in line.

So by the time he made it inside in front of the judges, he'd been awake for about 36 hours. The sleep deprivation worked against him, and he biffed it hard. He bit his tongue in the middle of a joke (very unlike him), and that mistake left him speechless (VERY unlike him). That was it for Minneapolis. I could bore you with further details about his trip to Arizona where judges saw about 75 people in the line in which he was number 83 or so (I've forgotten the actual numbers, but you get the idea), but I fear I've taken enough of your time.

Rest assured dear reader(s), the Comedic Genius cannot be down for long. Coming up in July is the Funny x 5 tour with Travelous, Ty Barnett (the guy in the pic with Trav above), and a few of their friends. And I promise to write something better tomorrow!

"Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand" - Mark Twain


dottie angel said...

i was a wondering what you had been up to...what a great has all the elements i look for in blog reading..mystery (fabrics): horror (plane schedules and things that screw up): tears (when Travis bit his tongue) and laughter (they are on the road again...

have a lovely day :)


good luck with your comedy ventures.

Cindy said...

Love the quilt you did with Luna's drawing. It great that Travis will have this summer to perform with his friends, sounds like a great idea. Have a great day and throughout the day pause in your quilted daydreams to imagine me painting and painting and painting and....!!!!!