Who’s Your Monkey

First off, yesterday was Paige’s birthday. Happy birthday, baby!

To celebrate, we went to see Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood perform last night in Commerce. In case you don’t recognize the names, they’re two of the guys from Whose Line is it Anyway?. Here’s a picture of them:

Colin and Brad

We had so much fun last night, I don’t really even know where to start. We got to Commerce a little after 5:00pm and went out to eat first at the Panda. The whole time we were eating, Paige was trying to hurry me up so we could get to the show early (it didn’t start until 7:00pm). Finally, I finished my fortune cookie and we drove over to the school.

We got to the auditorium before 6:00pm and about 7-8 people were already in line in front of us. We stood around anxiously until they finally opened the doors at 6:30pm. We handed our ticket stubs to the girl at the door and raced down to the second row. We sat next to the aisle since those people are the most likely to get picked to go on stage.

The show was great, I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in a long time. Of course it was all made up on the spot and it was all hilarious.

The best part of the show (for us anyway) was when Brad Sherwood walked over towards our side of the stage and said “OK, show of hands. How many married couples do we have here tonight?”. Paige and I both immediately raised our hands. Brad looked right at us and said “You two are married?” I don’t remember if I said yes or just nodded my head like a fool, but I did answer him somehow. He turned to another couple in the center of the front row and said “You guys are married, too?” Then he turned back to us and said “Ok, you two come on up and help us out.”

Once we got up on stage, introduced ourselves, and shook hands, they explained the skit. It was called “A Day in the Life of a Married Couple.” Paige and I were standing on opposite sides of the stage. We each had a bell (ding!) and a duck call that you squeeze like a horn (honk!). Brad would play the part of me, and Colin would be Paige. Whenever Brad said something that I might say, Paige would ring the bell. And if he said something that I would not say, she would squeeze the duck call. I would do the same for Colin.

Being on stage was basically just a blur, I don’t remember exactly how it all went. But, I know the skit started off something like this:

Brad pretends to be asleep and snoring.


Colin enters with breakfast and says “Good morning dear. Time to wake up.”


Brad wakes up and enthusiastically says “Good morning.”


Brad changes it to “Just 10 more minutes honey.”


Colin says “But I’ve prepared this three course breakfast for you…”


“But I brought you this apple…”


“Here’s a glass of water…”


The morning routine continues on for a while until they finally wind their way around to our love life:

Colin says “Oh Tony, you’re the best lover I’ve ever had.”

Ding! Ding! Ding! (I smiled and everyone laughed.)

Brad replied “Yes, our love-making goes on for hours and hours.”

Honk! (At this point I blushed as everyone really laughed.)

Somehow, things went a little off course at this point. I’m not sure how we got here, but this is how it ended up:

Colin says “I’ll put on my cheerleader uniform like you always wanted.”

Brad replies “OK, and I’ll put on this… uh, giant ape costume.”

(Paige and I are both laughing so much I don’t think either of us did anything.)

Colin jumps up and cheers “Go team!”

Brad dances around like an ape and says “Who’s your monkey!”

There’s nothing in the world more fun than being embarrassed on stage in front of about 1,100 people.