Everyone's a comedian, right?
Actually, no: while we may fancy ourselves the belles of the comedy ball when
we're half a bottle of whiskey deep, being a real stand-up comic is hard work.
Having been in the game since the late '80s, BU alum and "comedian's comedian"
Marc Maron knows all about that. "I've been doing this a long time, and people
actually want to see me now," he says.
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
TheatreBill Blumenreich Jr.
What do you do
here?I'm a managing partner. It's a family business. We used
to own the Comedy Connection at Faneuil Hall. Four years ago, we moved here so
we could have a bigger capacity and bigger names.
Showalter (left) in Wet Hot American Summer (2001).
"I'm OUTTA heeeerrrrrrre" - Doug
"I want you inside me!" - Gerald "Coop" Cooperberg
The above two quotes represent one of two likely possibilities for people's first impressions of MICHAEL SHOWALTER, who comes to the Wilbur Theatre this Friday along with his friend and frequent collaborator, Michael Ian Black.
"There's some backstage drama that you don't know about. I guess there's a problem with the wireless mics and they can hear what we're saying at The Color Purple!"
That was Kristen Schaal speaking to Eugene Mirman onstage last night at the Wilbur Theatre. The two were reconvening after their respective solo sets when Schaal delivered the news of the audio malfunction, presumably discovered while Mirman - he of the booming baritone - was on stage.