You may recall from a previous post that I am not a fan of comedy clubs – but I attended the most hilarious comedy show ever at The Laugh Factory! I thought I was going to die laughing!! I got seated in the second row – uh oh, the people up front are always the ones who get picked on. However, much to my surprise, the show was nothing like that! Tim Allen was the headliner and a guy from Last Comic Standing opened for him. I have never laughed harder or longer in my entire life! Two hours of laughing is a great ab workout too, I recommend it! And above all else I got to hear Tim “The Toolman” Taylor’s grunt in real life – lol!
I love TV and movie production and was fascinated when I took a tour of Warner Brothers’ studios. I love seeing where everything goes down and getting the inside track on TV tips and secrets! For example, in the famous upside down kiss scene in Spiderman they had never rehearsed that in the rain before, so of course when they went to film, as Tobey Maguire hung upside down his nose filled with water, so they had to plug his nostrils with cotton balls, seal them off with Vaseline and paint it brown so it wouldn’t show up on camera, but then this made his voice too nasally, so in post production they had to completely replace his voice with a soundtrack created in the studio. And remember Gunther, the barista, from Friends? Well, in the first episode they didn’t have a barista yet for Central Perk but they did want to run the espresso machine for authenticity, but none of the crew knew how to operate it. So they asked the extras if anyone knew how to operate the machine, and one man raised his hand – he did so well that they kept him on for 10 years and thus Gunther was born!
I attended a taping of Two and a Half Men which may rival the People’s Choice Awards as the coolest thing I’ve done since I’ve been here!! The episode was hilarious and it was really amazing to watch such good actors as Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer act. Now I want to see some of the greats in action – I think I’m addicted to this Hollywood thing!!