Monday, April 4, 2011

An Afternoon with Bill Cosby

Yesterday, Matt and I went to see (one day only) Bill Cosby.  I received an email for a presale offer a few weeks ago.  My husband is a huge fan of Bill Cosby, so I knew we had to go.    I mean, the man is 73 years old, the chances of us having another opportunity is unlikely.  The show was sold out within the day. 

 I grew up watching the Cosby Show, but that is as far as it went for me, but   Matt always knows a lot about the people he admires...and like the teacher he is, he schooled me on some factoids. 

1. He took up smoking cigars because of his good friend and mentor and  Groucho Marx.  Yeah, keep in mind Marx died in 1977 @ the age of 86, so a LONG time ago. 
2. He received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998.
3. He chooses to keep his comedy clean of vulgarity and race.  He once said, "A white person listens to my act and he laughs and he thinks, 'Yeah, that's the way I see it too.' Okay. He's white. I'm Negro. And we both see things the same way. That must mean that we are alike. Right? So I figure this way I'm doing as much for good race relations as the next guy."

The show was HILAROUS!  I was laughing almost the whole time.  He mostly talked about marriage and parenting..things most people can relate to in some way.  I'm very happy we decided to go.   Pre-baby, we spent a lot of our time (and our money) on seeing everyone and everything.  I haven't always been their #1 fan, but I've respected what they have done and accomplished.  We've seen Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney, U2, Eric Clapton, Jerry Seinfeld...anything live is so much more entertaining anyways.  

Of course, I was sitting next to Miss Thang.  Before the show began, I had to listen to her tell her (less than interested) boyfriend about her weight loss goals (she was already a pole).  "From now on, I'm going to get up EVERY morning @ 5:30 and go to the gym to work out."  Then she would pet his face like a puppy dog...then spout off another fitness fact she just heard about.  I never heard the boyfriend speak. "I'm going to start eating only egg whites..."   BLAH BLAH BLAH... I don't even recall her laughing much during the show...she must have been thinking about healthy facts and figures. 

  While we were at the show, my kiddo was hanging out with Grandma in the kitchen.   He should since this the woman that will be stuffing his face full of good food.  I pray to God he has a fast metabolism...not like his momma...I honestly don't think I even have one or it's broken.

1 comment:

sacha said...

oh goodness! they look alike:)

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