Not Funny

Studly Doright and I don’t go out much other than to dinner on the weekend. Occasionally his golf course offers some entertainment on Friday or Saturday night and if he isn’t too worn out from his work week we’ll head out there for a good time because he knows I crave live music. I only suggest stuff that I think we both will enjoy.

So, when I saw that comedian Rob Schneider was coming to Tallahassee for a one-night comedy show, I thought that could be fun. Studly agreed and I purchased tickets for Saturday night’s show.

Now I have seen Schneider in the Duece Bigelow movies, and Adam Sandler often has a role for Rob. He’s funny in those parts—and while no one’s ever going to consider him for an Oscar, he makes Studly laugh. And Studly’s laugh is THE best. I was really looking forward to hearing that laugh.

Unfortunately, Mr. Schneider used the stage as a pulpit to rage against liberals. I’m a big girl. I can laugh at good-natured ribbing about politics. I know the Democrats aren’t perfect and there’s a lot of humor to be had making fun of us. But Schneider just never let up. Or maybe he finally did—we left about 45 minutes in.

He’s an anti-vaxxer. He has a problem with masks. Okay, so did a lot of people. I get it. He voted for Trump because, something to the effect of, I know the guy, oh and his opponent was a murderer…

It was at that point Studly asked if I wanted to leave. “Not yet,” I said. “I paid good money for these seats.”

So we stayed, watching as others began “going to the restroom and never returning.” When Schneider announced that we can’t say “woman” in America anymore and the WOMAN beside me clapped and cheered and said something nasty about liberals, I turned to Studly and said, “Now we can go.”

Schneider’s running joke for the evening was “I don’t want to get “Chris Rocked” or “Dave Chappelled” tonight. My thoughts as I was strolling out the door: “Honey, you’re not in their league, and I’m not spending a night in jail over the likes of you.”

The worst part is, I didn’t get to hear Studly’s laugh. Sure wish I’d done my research on Mr. Schneider.

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

10 thoughts on “Not Funny”

  1. Wow! I’m so surprised to hear that about Rob Schneider. I wouldn’t have expected that. I doubt I’ll be watching his films or listening to his comedy ever again. As far as I’m concerned anyone who refuses to respect the health of others and won’t wear a mask is a selfish fool. I would have left early too. So sorry your hubby didn’t get to laugh.

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  2. That is a shame, but sometimes it just doesn’t matter how much money you spent on something. I wonder how many other people ‘used the restroom and never came back.’

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  3. Sounds like a horrible evening out. Political bashing from either side is not funny to me. Makes staying at home sound a lot better.

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  4. It is too easy to poke fun at others. The skill of a comic is be able to laugh at oneself. Perhaps this man falls when he has to provide his own material

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    1. I feel like he broke one of the Ten Commandments of comedy: Thou shalt not bringeth thy audience down so far that thou canst not bringeth them back up.

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  5. Yeah, a lot of comedians have completely lost the plot. Especially the old big ones. I used to like DC, but he’s gone really transphobic and homophobic. The thing that makes me angriest is when they’ll compare themselves to someone like Robin Williams, or think they can speak about him.

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