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David Rees put together a great lineup last night in Beacon, cohosted with San Anderson, featuring Joe Garden (from the Onion) and Liz Winston (The Daily Show).
I laughed until it hurt.
Rees opened by discussing recent politics in Beacon, noting that the Mayor-elect — who served as the highway superintendent in Beacon for 20 years — has most recently been working as a security guard at Beacon High School. So Casale has a job creation policy, since Rees says he is going to get that job when Casale assumes his new office.
Also surprisingly funny was a sketch where Rees and Anderson auctioned off washing someone’s dishes. Yes, because the event is held in an auction house they say they have to have an auction. The bit was fantastic. Anderson is pulling out cups and plates from a bag, one by one, while Rees is drying them, almost erotically, saying things like ‘oh, yeah, I get fingers all the way in there, making it dry’, or ‘I can get way up into those grooves on the bottom of that cup, way up’. Ouch. They raised $100 for the Cold Spring Food Pantry.
Rees and Anderson’s Buddy Bubbies bit was indescribable, but involves touching. I won’t say more.
Joe Garden seemed like he was working through new material, which was at times very funny, but he seemed tongue-tied at times.
Liz Winston was on fire, especially while excoriating the GOP candidates for president, and the odd story of her gynecologist who decided after 20 years ‘that he wanted to pursue his dream of going to clown school’.