I’m a bit of a homebody. I go to work, I go home. That’s about it for me 90 percent of the time. Weirdly, whenever I have weekend plans, it always seems like I have plans filling the entire weekend, not just part of it. The weekend before last is an excellent example. Friday night my husband and I went to see Mick Foley’s stand-up act, and then Saturday I checked out the first yaoi convention in my area (Kansas City). Next post will be about Ahn!Con.
Recently Mick Foley (the wrestler who’s also known as Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love) has been pursuing some success as a comedy act. It makes sense. My favorite things about him as a wrestler have been the extremely goofy storylines and things he’s done. Mick’s a talented individual. Not only is he a wrestler, he’s been a bestselling author, and now a comedian too.
We went to Stanford and Sons, which is now located in Legends, which is a sizable shopping area in Kansas. My husband tells me that it used to be located elsewhere. We arrived well ahead of time so we wandered around, and found the T-Rex cafe, which I definitely plan to visit once it’s warmer. It looks like a fun place to eat. As the time to the show wound down, we went back to Stanford and Sons to wait for the doors to open.
Their lobby is pretty small. It got packed quickly. It was easily the longest 20 minutes of my life. Mind you, I’ve been in lines tons of times, and been in places with lots of people, but I’ve never had to spend so long packed up so tight before. Once the doors finally opened, we got to auditorium which was pretty nice! It was spacious, but the farthest seats were still pretty close to the stage. I didn’t feel like we were terribly far away, having bought the cheapest tickets.
The first act was….I forget his name. I am terrible with names unless I write them down or look them up later, and Stanford and Sons website isn’t very helpful. It only lists the main act for the night. I do know that he was a Kansas City native, a pro wrestler and pretty funny.
The next act was Christine Stedman. (I did find her on the website!) She is hilarious. I was skeptical after hearing that she was on a Nick at Nite show, cause late night or no, it’s still Nickelodeon. I was completely wrong. She really had a way with one-liners and puns that had me doubled over for almost her entire segment.
Last but not least was Mick himself. He entered, then asked the audience to sing his entrance music so it’d feel right for him. His portion really flew by, and was more him telling wrestling stories than making jokes, but it was fascinating to see him up there talking. After the show he did a meet and greet, and I have to say that Mick is one of the nicest people I have met. Definitely recommend it if possible. I got a shirt signed and a phone picture with him, making Mick the most famous person I have met.