Danny Bhoy is a stand-up comedian from Scotland, and just funny as heck. I quickly made my way through just about every available YouTube video of the guy, then discovered, to my dismay, that I had just missed his performance in Vancouver, BC. I live in Seattle, so that would be just a quick 3 hour-ish jaunt over the border. But I had discovered him literally days too late.
Since then, I've followed him religiously. Every time he released a new tour schedule, I'd hope that he was making his way back here. Every time, I've been disappointed. UNTIL last fall. He tweeted that he had a new Canadian tour in Spring 2012, and before I was even done reading the tweet, I had jumped to his website, discovered he was coming to Vancouver again, bought two tickets, and only THEN did I inform my best friend (also a huge fan) that we were going.
She cleared her schedule. :)
So, that's what we did this past weekend, and can I just say that he was awesome? You know, sometimes you see recordings of comics or any entertainer, really... and then when you see them in person, they're not quite as great as you had previously thought. But, not so with Danny. He was just as funny in person, and cute, too! To make it even more fun, Lisa yelled out an answer to something he asked, and we soon found ourselves part of the show. So loved him.
As it turns out, cute Celtic boys who sing have far more crazy fangirls than cute Celtic boys who are funny. So, mild dark alley creative loitering in the middle of the night in big cities we're not familiar with totally paid off. (This is perhaps not the SAFEST thing we've ever done.) He seemed really touched that we drove "all the way from America" just to see him. I'm not sure he realized just how close he was TO America.