(Live blogging from The Monkey's UnclePerformance. Any mistakes at transcribing jokes and mangling the punchline is mine and mine alone.)
The Monkey's Uncle is giving Howard the shock of his life. In honor of his recent birthday, Howard is getting a combo wake (for turning 40 - altho he doesn't look a day over 30) and a roast (cause we all love him!)
As a surprise to Howard, his Mom is in the audience. That was pretty shocking! The Monkey's paid for her ticket, picked her up from the airport and showed her Denver for the day, all while keeping it hush-hush from Howard.
Mateo has informed Howard that tonite is HIS birthday roast and they are taking over his show. Howard still in shock mode.
Cute Howard story from his mom. Howard loved trucks as a little tyke. Except he called them 'fucks'. And he LOVED KFC.
And now, friends do a skit of when Howard ran into a tree. With actors and sound effects CD to boot.
It was funny. You had to be here. Trust me.
PTL (Pass The Lox) rabbi that circumcised Howard twice is here!
Plays the game is it 'Howard or Jewish'! Rabbi stuns us with trick questions!
Again, you had to be here.
Mike (former Monkey) takes the mic.
Gets off a couple of good one liners before I can get them typed. He's a speedy one, that Mike!
Now Professor Smartypants takes the stage.
Howard's very first sexual experience was David Hasslehoff, lime jello and all nighters.
If Howard were the lovechild of 2 celebrities, what celebrities would they be? Cher and Pee-Wee Herman.
If Howard were on Quantum Leap, into whom would he leap and how would they change his life? He would leap into Edgar Allen Poe. And he would make the Raven the Stupid Stupid Bird Who Would Not Leave Me Alone.
The funniest mom in America...Stephanie McHugh.
How to prepare breakfast sausage.
She likes to have latex between her and meat. Since bacteria might be on the meat.
Ok, you need to be here to see it. Howard 'greasing' up the skillet! Plopping sausages into the skillet.
(This is not translating well into liveblogging but it is hilarious!)
At this point my battery died...so while not live, here's a quick synposis of the rest of the night.
Skits, laughter, more skits,Shari as Darryl Hannah, Hedgehog Beauty School skit (one of the sharpest skits of the night IMO...Mateo, Mike and Howard giving the signing version), more laughter, more games, a couple more skits, and then congrats for Monkey Matt2 and his lovely fiance Leslie who recently got engaged in Peru.
At the end of the show, Howard thanked everyone for the surprises and the roast. You could tell the evening really meant alot to him and his thank-you was very touching and from the heart.
And now, time for pix!
Howard and His Mom
Mom Taking Pix of Monkey's
The Monkey's Uncle, Live and In Person
(Left to right : Larry, Shari, Howard, Mateo, Matt2 and Tonite's Guest and Former Monkey Mike)