Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Live review: Aisha Tyler at Lake Norman Comedy Zone

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Live review: Aisha Tyler

Lake Norman Comedy Zone

Feb. 22, 2010

The Deal: Aisha Tyler - best known for her TV appearances on Talk Soup, Friends, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, 24, Nip/Tuck, and her most recent role in the animated series, Archer - visited Lake Norman Comedy Zone in Galway Hooker Pub in Cornelius to perform her latest stand-up routine. Local comedians, Kevin Alderman and Johnny Millwater opened the show.

The Good: Kevin Alderman kicked off the evening with a short funny set, followed by a longer set by Johnny Millwater, who humored the crowd with jokes, impressions, and a "freak show" in which he appeared to stuff a large phallic-shaped balloon down his throat. Before Tyler arrived on stage her new music video was shown (see it below).

Tyler expressed her thoughts on a number of different subject matter, from marriage and sex, to the Twilight series (she’s all about Team Jacob, because a dead guys dick seems too cold to be appealing), pubic hairs, children, airport staff, and more. She's hilarious.

The Bad: Some loud-mouthed guy on the front row who decided to start bursting out random questions and comments to Tyler during the show. WTF? That’s soooo not cool. But, Tyler was smooth and got on with the show, carefully reminding him of a thing called “security,” before he was warned by staff to quit the heckling.

The Verdict: Tyler is a funny gal, whose stand-up endeavors should be praised just as highly as her acting abilities. Check her out the next time she's in town, or if you can't wait until then, pick up a copy of her debut comedy DVD, Aisha Tyler is Lit: Live at The Fillmore.

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