Jeffrey Ross was worth the wait – especially if you were in the front row Thursday nigh at the Fargo Theatre – or liked laughing at those who were.
Ross’ North Dakota March shows were postponed due to flooding concerns which gave “The Roastmaster General” more time to work on Dakota material.
“North and South Dakota are the second and third most popular Dakota’s behind Dakota Fanning.”
“Flying into Fargo, everything was so flat. I hadn’t seen anything so flat since Brooke Shields in ‘Blue Lagoon.’”
“Fargo is just like ‘Cheers’ – everyone knows your name and nothing new has happened since 1993.’”
If you thought those were mean, you should’ve heard what the insult comic had to say about the front row. He worked his way down the line picking apart what people, mostly based on what they were wearing.
“Thanks for wearing your best table cloth tonight,” he said to one, then later asked another in a Hawaiian shirt whetherÂ he wouldÂ try to make sales pitches later. Even when that manÂ tried to sneak away to get a beer, Ross pulled him back in.
“Why are you hunched over likeÂ there’s a helicopter? This isn’tÂ M.A.S.H.”Â
Remember what I said last week about the benefits of sitting in the front row when Sharon Jones ? While the soul singer pulled a handful of people onstage with her to dance, comedian Jeff Ross broughtÂ nine of his new biggest fans up to roast.
The fans had to know what they were getting into (again, lots of jokes based on what people were wearing) but it was surprising when a few seemed to think he went too far. A guy named Blaine got miffed when Ross asked him three times for his name. The only female on stage was taken aback when Ross asked her who (besides her boyfriend, standing next to her) of the other fans on stage she would have sex with.
Too much? What else would you expect from the man who roasted Abraham Lincoln and Anne Frank?