Sunday, August 23, 2009

Endorphin City!

3Jerry Seinfeld
3George Burns
Sunday Scribblings challenged us to have a dinner party, invite seven people and plan the menu. I can't wait!
4Statler & Waldorf
4Billy Crystal
5Denis Leary
4Paul Giamatti
5Yogi Berra

Nobody was very funny in my family, with the possible exception of moi but, as someone who grew up watching the Ed Sullivan Show every Sunday night, I knew comedy when I saw it.

So, given the chance to have a few people over for dinner here's what I'd do. I'd invite my favorite comedians to break bread and be exceedingly funny. The wine list funny guys, please: George Burns, because his was one of the first I remember hearing as a child and his autobiographies cracked me up--New York Yankees catcher & coach Yogi Berra who is funnier than a crutch without even trying--Denis Leary who tells it pretty expletive much like it is and has great hair--actor Paul Giamatti is funny just by being himself, or Harvey Pekar--Billy Crystal who is mah-va-luss in my book and because he loves his family--I used to watch Jerry Seinfield's stand up on The Improv before he was famous [I still quote his schtick: 'Why don't dogs ever have any money?... No pockets!] and lastly Statler and Waldorf who added the snarky icing on the cake to The Muppet Show I watched faithfully with Audrey and Erica and later by myself. Just thinking about these guys makes me laugh out loud.
For dinner I'd whip up a big brisket, an even bigger pan of lasagna, Caesar salad, asparagus, tomato-basil-mozarella salad & apple pie for dessert. Plenty of cold beer and ashtrays all around. I'd keep a bottle of chaum-pag-na on ice in case Christopher Walken gets my phone message.

Post Script: here's a funny one for you. . .the dinner party theme was for last week's Sunday Scribblings. Not only am I funny, but I'm a week behind! expletives, expletives


Tom said...

You missed out me.... I might not be as funny as them lot.. but boy your menu sounded good.. :O)
If you get time nip over and meet Ammon Wrigley then read his poem The Homestead

Marianne said...

oh please please please, can I help in the kitchen then hide and watch? That's a loverly bunch of men and oh yes, I hope Christopher gets the message! ;^)

i beati said...

I definitely need a tape of that night. what hapened to that Favre show that did that invited an array of funsters??

Cloudia said...

Good choices; I loved George Burns liks an uncle.


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Daryl said...

What great guests ..