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Comedy is no laughing matter

So, if anyone's planning to go see Mitch Hedberg tomorrow night you can just unplan that now.

We got tickets to the 10:30 show tonight. We decided to get in line around 9, so we could be closer to the front of the line. That worked out well, as we were at the very front.

Around 9:45 or so, we see a bunch of people start walking out, including queencity. Everyone's saying that the show sucks, Mitch is drunk and insulting people, someone threw up inside, etc... We hear people heckling, we hear drunk girls who were apparently on stage... all kinds of craziness. More people come out around 10 and tell us that Mitch is super pissed because he found out that people in the front paid more for their tickets. He's saying he's not going to do the second show. He's mad. He apparently went on and on about it for an hour. By 10:30, he's still on stage and still going. People are slowly filtering out, looking horrified. People in line are getting mad and asking us what the hell the deal is (because we're at the front and sort of pretending like we know what's going on). Around 10:45 it finally ends and the rest of the crowd comes out. They're saying that he's too wasted to do the second show and he's still really mad. The club is telling people that they're going to start seating in 10 minutes.

Around 11, we send a guy up at the front up to see what's going on. We find out that the show is canceled and go up to fight for refunds. At that point, we learn that there's now a lot of bad blood between Mitch and the club, and that tomorrow night's shows are pretty much off. So that's that. One of my favorite comedians is too damn wasted and pissed to do a show for me. Bummer.

queencity, what the heck happened in there?

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kz
May. 29th, 2004 09:14 am (UTC)
If it's any help, I've seen Mitch get piss drunk during shows twice before. Once, he passed out on stage. Another time, he was so drunk that he tried filling glasses with different amounts of water and playing songs on them. He never fought with the club, other than the first time - when they cut him off from the bar.
vespa59
May. 29th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
Maaaaaan, the times I've seen him before he was pretty sober... Or at least not completely wasted.

I'm gonna call down there later and make sure the shows are definitely canceled.
warrend
May. 29th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC)
The part that bugged me the most was that the people working at the club were NO HELP whatsoever. I have been to shows that were canceled before, and I have never been left waiting for as long as I did last night.

All the people working at the club should have gone out and dropped the "official" word on all of us in line.

Anyhow, I am tempted to start calling around to see if I could still get tickets for tonight, but I don't know if it is worth it - nobody seems to know what is going on.
vespa59
May. 29th, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC)
I called the club and the shows for tonight are canceled. Suck.
warrend
May. 29th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
Oh well, thanks for the info. A part of me is glad that it is cancelled, selfishly, because if I didn't get in I don't want anyone else to be able to either.
queencity
May. 29th, 2004 01:30 pm (UTC)
holy shit, dude, that SUCKS. i'm about to write about it on my journal, check out the story!
ps. your girlfriend sure is one cutie patootie!!
kz
May. 29th, 2004 05:16 pm (UTC)
On an unrelated note, the Pixies are coming to Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Yuba County on September 26. You should come see your folks and go to the show with me.
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