“When I heard Lebron James was moving to Miami, I was shocked. I had no idea he was Jewish.” Comedian Seth Meyers said that while hosting the ESPYs in 2010. At the 2011 White House Correspondents dinner, he said, “Donald Trump often appears on FOX, which is ironic because a fox often appears on Donald Trump’s head.” Back in March, as host of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, he called the American South “the Michael Jordan of racism.”
“In this fall, this is very tough, in this fall I’m going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.”
The South Beach Comedy Festival gets in to full swing tonight with two performances by Doug Benson at the Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road. I don’t have tickets to see Benson or any other comic performing before the fest ends on Sunday. Apparently I’m the guy who secures press passes for Sobe festivals he’s almost sure will treat his soul like a spittoon and sleeps on ones that promise days on end of laughter. Of course, I could buy tickets (ha ha ha!), but I’ll probably opt for a private comedy fest brought to me by Youtube. If you’re of a similar mind (and/or disposable income), here’s a video from each of the comedians performing this weekend (except for Kathleen Madigan, whose funniest clip was unembeddable).
Doug Benson (March 2 @ the Colony Theatre; 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.)