The comedians that performed at last night’s party for the comedy issue of Los Angeles magazine at the Henry Fonda Theater should have come as our date. We had fun. Apparently they didn’t:
“Thank you for yawning. Nothing inspires a comedian like an open-mouth yawn.”
“I don’t know why I got up here. I’m already in the magazine. This is like a corporate date. The seats are too far from each other. It’s a little noisy at the bar.”
Host Rodney Perry:
“I’m working way too hard for these little chuckles you’re giving me. This is bulls***.”
The issue itself, which is not online yet, includes a surprise-free lineup of the 25 funniest people in LA. (#1: Ellen DeGeneres.) 25? I know that numbers on the cover sell magazines, but why not use a comedy number, like ‘bazillion’ or ’3.9?’ Also included are rather poignant profiles of Kathy Griffin and Dom Irrera, who apparently kills in Columbus.