Stately 83-year-old theater, 800 people roaring with laughter - a successful benefit for the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund. All the comics rocked the house. Perfect, right?
Check this out: As MC Auggie Smith begins his closing set, this guy in a suit walks out on stage with a stepladder. Climbs up, and (unamplified, thankfully) shouts "How many Italians does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Two - one to screw in the bulb and the other to $%&* your mother."
I'm not making this up.
Security hustles him off stage. Auggie, veteran talent that he is, plays it off casually and has a little fun, and All's Right With The World.
Turns out the guy was lurking backstage all night waiting for this opportunity. We thought he was part of the theater staff; they thought he was part of our crew.
Slight other weirdness: 3 ties in the top 5, so we had our first-ever "top 8."
L-R: Auggie Smith (host), Spencer King (2nd), Todd Johnson (1st), Drew Barth (Tie 3rd), Seth Perry (Tie 5th), Tommy Savitt (Tie 4th), Jon Lincoln (Tie 5th), Rich Ornelas (Tie 4th), Lars Callieou (Tie 3rd)