I just got back from seeing Marc Maron do a live stand up set and he fucking killed. It looks like he also broke up a couple's relationship mid-set.
Some drunk girl down at the front got up to go to the bathroom and Marc joked with her a little bit, just as an aside. Then, for some bizarre reason, she hands him a belt. Just a normal belt. To hold onto, I guess? She never explained that. So now Marc is invested. He stops the show to talk with her and her boyfriend. Drunk girl is at a loss and just seems to like the attention so she keeps raising the roof. The boyfriend seems to be mortified but she eventually wanders off to the bathroom.
While she's gone, Marc starts talking to the bf and just nails their relationship dynamic right away (she's pretty but out of her mind and he just kind of quietly deals with it). When she comes back he uses their relationship dynamic to try to jump off into a personal story. Trying to make the point that he understands where the boyfriend is coming from, he said that basically she's the kind of girl who'd fuck him if she wasn't dating her boyfriend. Up until now, she was drunk and loving the attention, but this really pissed her off. Like it flipped a switch. So she walks out of the show in a huff.
Marc tries so win her back but she refuses to listen. So he turns to the boyfriend and asks him if he's going to go after her... and he just says no. The whole crowd erupted with applause. Marc then bonded with the guy by sharing one of the nicotine lozenges he's addicted to and went on with the show. So fucking good.
It was a killer set even without the weird interlude but that really made the night. He got a full standing O at the end of the set. Really awesome night. Couldn't have been better.
Moved out of the old house and into a lovely new flat, with a cool gamer girl. So that's something nice. Plus some hill climbing leading up to house and pass week has consisted of me walking for ages with heavy luggage several times a day and I feel and look supah fresh.
Now to be able to afford this place for a year. You should all come for ze pizza parties.