John Oliver of The Daily Show joins Laugh For Sight 4!

Nash and I went to Greenwich Village last night. Normally it takes 15 minutes at most to get to West 4th Street. I was so happy when we entered the subway stop, and the subway was sitting right there. It has finally gotten humid in NYC, and standing in a subway stop waiting for a train to arrive is not a lot of fun. Nash and I get on the subway, and wow, a seat is even open. This is really going to be my evening. Twenty minutes later, we are still sitting and sweating in the subway car at 50th street. I always thought these trains moved, and took you from stop to stop. Ends up there was a fire all the way down town, and the subway was all backed up. It took us an hour to get to West 14rh, basically 20 minutes to go from stop to stop. Finally after sitting around West 14th. I said the hell with it, this guide dog is meant for walking. We got out of the subway, and I figured I would just walk down town. Well, I did not realize that a bunch of streets intersect at 14th street, and I had no idea which way to go. NYC is a grid, and very easy to get around except when you get South of 14th street, and head to the Village. Then for some reason the streets are all named and not numbered. I don’t know why they couldn’t just go with negative one, negative two street and so on. It would make everything a lot easier. So Nash and I were on 14th, and somehow we end up on an island in the middle of the street. Thankfully, someone was really nice, and got me turned in the right direction, and since the subway caused me to be running late to the show that I was going to, the stranger was kind enough to hail me a cab. Nash and I finally got to the Cornelia Street Cafe, and my friend John who produces the show was outside, as he kept looking for me. John Oliver from the Daily Show was performing on the show, and I was going to catch his set, and then get introduced to him after. Luckily, I got to the show before John was going up. My friend John ushered Nash and me in, and got us a good seat at the back of the room. Now, John Oliver is very funny on The Daily Show, but his stand up act is hilarious. I was thrilled to meet him after the show, and what an amazingly talented, nice, and down to Earth guy. And the best part is, that John Oliver from The Daily Show will be joining Laugh For Sight 4!

John Oliver from The Daily Show

John Oliver from The Daily Show

After meeting with John, Nash and I headed over to the Comedy Cellar, as Judah Friedlander from 30 Rock was performing. I have done a few shows with Judah over the years, and we actually did a show together about four years ago at the Melrose Improv in Los Angeles, and I talked to him about performing at Laugh For Sight. He was interested, but it depended on what happened with a pilot he was shooting. Ends up the pilot was 30 Rock. It was good to see that he remembered me, and he did remember meeting at the Melrose Improv. Well, depending on 30 Rock’s shooting schedule which he will not know for a few weeks, we may land Judah to perform on this year’s benefit. So keep your fingers crossed that he will not be needed for shooting on 11/16/09.

Judah Friedlander of 30 Rock

Judah Friedlander of 30 Rock

Laugh For Sight 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and best benefit yet!

Today, I had a college buddy, Keith, and his wife in the city. It was great to see them, as it has been over ten years. We had a real nice lunch together, and they looked like they hadn’t aged a day, hey, every looks great to a blind guy. I don’t know if telling someone they look great is a compliment or an insult!

3 Responses to “John Oliver of The Daily Show joins Laugh For Sight 4!”

  1. Barbara Fischler Says:

    great news about Laugh for Sight!! Hey you can always tell me I look great… matter what!!! Love ya.

  2. Lorraine Says:

    I think it’s so cool that you know all of these famous people. I hope you don’t mind that I am living vicariously through Nash.

    Don’t want to wish the summer away, but I can’t wait until Nov. 16!

    So disappointed about the Today show feature being postponed. Had my DVR all set up and everything. Sadly, waiting is not one of my strong suits.

  3. lona Says:

    Wow have to mark my calendar. Sounds like things r falling into place.

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