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Dave Foley Event Update

I forgot to update on the comedy show I went to last Friday! It was so much fun! My friend and I went to eat at Cafe Zoetrope first. It’s owned by Francis Ford Coppola in the beloved Sentinel building. It was delicious! We also got to sit in Mr. Coppola’s booth! It was roped off but they removed it for us. That was sweet. I ordered the Spaghetti Carbonara and my friend got the Spaghetti & FFC Meatballs. I know, sounds boring but we loved it, sooooo delicious! My friend was wondering what an FFC Meatball was. Duh!! Francis Ford Coppola, my dear. I tasted it, spectacular! Thank you Mr. Coppola!

We walked over to the comedy club and watched 2 opening acts, one lady from a San Jose radio station (I can’t remember her name) and Brendon Walsh. They were both hilarious but it was Friday and well, the Friday night drop was in full effect. Too bad because I was in high spirits! Dave gave great insight during his bit about using derogatory names like “the N word.” He said that it was all about intent. I thought about it for a moment and he’s right, it IS all about intent. How you were raised and how you were educated is a clear indication of how you choose your words.

How you use these terms makes a big difference between all of our languages. Even if two people are speaking the same language, sometimes we will still hear different things. So you have to use your critical thinking skills and speak wisely. Otherwise, misunderstandings ensue, people take offense, possibly leading to broken friendships, broken noses, or in extreme cases, riots. :0P Yeah, that’s pretty extreme. English really isn’t a perfect language, is it? Either that, or we just haven’t mastered it yet.

I’ve had instances where people whisper the word “black” when describing a person and if you think about it hard enough, it really wasn’t a necessary whisper. If you whisper, it makes me think you have negative connotations attached to it. So for me, I would rather you shout it out, loud & proud, “I LOVE THAT SEXY BLACK GUY!!” or whatever you want to say. Thanks for the insight, Dave! :0)

Anyway, the best part of the night was that Dave signed my picture and also took a photo with me! I love him!

Gawd, why do I always press my face down, causing that double chin, when I cheese smile? Oh, because I’m super happy. Yay!

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Dave Foley

Real quick.

Going to see Dave Foley tonight at Cobb’s Comedy Club as part of SF Sketchfest. Loved him since 1992 & met him in 2002. I can’t fuckin’ wait!!!! To sum it up, he is a comedian who got his big break doing Kids in the Hall(KITH). They started out in a black box theatre called Rivoli in Canada, I believe, and somehow got offered to do a sketch TV show based on their comedy. He went on to do another show called “Newsradio” with Andy Dick, Maura Tierney and the late Phil Hartman.

I remember back in high school, I used to set my alarm for 3:00 AM. I would wake up, run downstairs, turn on the TV to channel 5 and record Kids in the Hall. Odd time for it to come on but I was a ride-or-die chick and I HAD to watch it! Their comedy truly was the catapult that inspired me to write. I ended up submitting pieces to my high school’s poetry magazine and I even got something accepted in it! I thought the pieces inspired by KITH was poetry but I later learned that what I was actually writing were monologues. I wish I still had those monologues today. I could get re-inspired by my former self. I’m sure I have them somewhere but I’ll bet you anything that they are chillin’ within 3.5″ floppy disk heaven in WordPerfect form with a password protected gate. Unless I can find a computer out there than can pull these out for me, they are laid to rest.

In 2002, I finally got the chance to see Kids in the Hall perform live!! They came to SF on a tour and I got a backstage pass to meet them!! Believe me, that was a dream come true and that week, I also met my childhood fantasy boyfriend Joe McIntyre and another favorite comedian, John Leguizamo!! What a week that was! Here is my picture with Dave, taken 5/19/02. Ignore my fugly self.

I can’t wait for tonight. Alone or alongside Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson & Kevin McDonald, Dave Foley is hilarious and I appreciate & am inspired by his sense of humor. If it wasn’t for KITH, I would not have the dark & sarcastic sense of humor that I have today. Thank you so much. In the meantime, I’d like to share some of my favorite Kids in the Hall sketches.

Rollerblading

Cheesecake

Musical Duo

Melanie & her Date

Grocery Store

Ok, maybe that was not that quick. Sorry, I got excited reminiscing about the Kids in the Hall! Love them!