I spent my Cinco de Mayo 2016 laughing at the genius of Mike Falzone and Elliott Morgan’s “Life is BeautAWFUL” at The Creek and the Cave in Long Island City.
The show was a blast, hosted by Peggy O’Leary with guests Robert Dean and Andrew Delman. Zoja was also in the audience. The only unpleasant happening that night was the part where the door at the restaurant section of the venue scraped some skin off my right hand.
I should have gotten a drink to numb that pain, but I was alone and didn’t want to have my judgement clouded on the 1.5 hour ride back home after.
After Peggy told some jokes about her intense childhood and terrible dating life, Robert Dean took the stage.
“I’m going to wake up one morning and be a Bob,” he started. Apparently his Uber driver already thought he looked like one, adding “Mr. Bob” to the end of every sentence he communicated to Robert.
“‘Do people call you Mr. Bob?'” the taxi driver asked 15 times too late.
Andrew Delamn told us some fun jokes about his girlfriend Lee Newton who makes light of her serious heart condition by pretending to drop dead in Target on a regular basis.
“The day I don’t act concerned is the day she’s actually dead,” he complained. One time she got on a Six Flags roller coaster that warned against people with heart conditions getting on it. By the end of the ride she lay limp in her seat.
Lee Newton is officially terrible, but I love her.
Then Mike Falzone took the stage. I’d been waiting for this moment.
He seemed way more awkward and chill than in his YouTube videos. It was interesting.
“People used to say that since I’m an only kid I can get whatever I want,” he joked. “Except be an uncle!”
That joke hit close to home.
Mike also expressed interest in owning a tow truck company so that he could pretend to be a magician.
“Is this your car?” he’d say to each person arriving at the pound to retrieve their vehicle. That might not go over very well.
Last was Elliott Morgan. Although I didn’t know much about him, he seemed pretty fun on stage so I’ll definitely be checking out his YouTube videos.
He claims that he looks like the product of Mr. Bean and Sam Smith if they had a gay baby. He also considers himself “Maybe gay.”
Elliott hates taxes, which he complains about to his dad who reminds him that if he didn’t pay taxes there wouldn’t be any money to build roads.
Worse thing to tell someone living the torture of LA traffic. Elliott would try to illegally drive himself out of traffic, but that would get him pulled over by a cop.
“WHOSE SALARY IS PAID BY OUR TAXES,” Elliott cried. “It’s a Ponzi scheme, which is another word I have no clue about but one that I use often.”
I think I’ve fallen for Elliott Morgan.
After the show, we asked Mike and Andrew what it’s like being with their girlfriends.
“Exactly how you think it would be,” Mike said.
Then we asked them about the worst thing that ever happened to them on stage. Mike and Andrew complained that they bombed on jokes while Elliott broke his mic mid performance. Peggy was annoyed that those were considered worst stage experiences for them and proceeded to tell us about a drunk man in an audience that almost charged on her during a show.
Peggy won the Q&A.