I just got back from Detroit (well the Detroit area) where I worked at Joey’s Comedy Club in Livonia, MI. Worked with two great guys, the very funny Johnny Beehner out of Milwaukee and Ed Buehner who was based out of the Detroit metro.

I visited the Motown Museum.


It was AWESOME. So much history in such a small space. I can’t believe I was standing in the studio where Stevie and The Temptations and The Four Tops and  Marvin Gaye and Smokey and Edwin Starr, etc. recorded so much awesome music. No photos are allowed inside, but that’s OK. I remember it all. There was also a great movie they showed there. Way too many people at the shows this weekend said they’d never been. I couldn’t believe it.


At our Thursday show we met a young lady named Grace (above) who was having her bachelorette party at the club.  Her wedding was Saturday and after the show she told me that she and her fiancee were having a Star Wars wedding, where they and their guests would dress in costumes from the movies. I immediately began to picture her in the Princess Leia white robe-y costume — but NOPE!


That’s her on the right! ;)


These are their faces and THIS… was their cake!!!


I love it!!! I asked Grace if I could share some of the photos because I just thought the whole idea was awesome. I’ve seen so many people make decisions about their wedding day based on what their friends and families expected. People who wanted very small weddings but felt pressure to expand their guests lists. People who wanted to have a destination wedding and felt pressure to have a formal one… And I just love that they recognized it was their day and they had the exact wedding they wanted. You should have seen the rest of the photos. Light saber fighting at the reception… It definitely would have been an interesting event to attend. She e-mailed me today and told me that they even had wedding crashers from the wedding in the banquet room next door who have already posted photos on Facebook. So you KNOW that’s a good reception!

My old HU roommate Pam drove from Cleveland to come see my Saturday late show. This is me, her (right) and her sister B. So good to see them. I haven’t seen Pam since she graduated Howard!!!


All said, I had a really great weekend. Thanks so much Grace and Jason for allowing me to share the photos from your special day. I wish you the very best and hope to see you when I make it back out to Chicago! Thanks to Pam for driving all the way from Cleveland! Thanks to all the good folks I met at Joey’s Comedy Club. We had great shows all weekend.  And last but not least, thanks to the guy at Enterprise Rent-A-Car who let me rent a car with my debit card — or was I not supposed to mention that? :/

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