[photogallerylink id=168746]Saturday night the Gibson Amphitheatre played host to a sold out crowd for the 4th Annual Kevin & Bean’s April Foolishness. Year after year, we somehow manage to gather an all-star lineup of comedians to come out and perform, with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project and Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Children’s Heath Center NICU.
Some highlights from the evening: Felipe Esparza’s rant about threesomes, Bob Saget harassing our photographer, performing acoustic and bringing out John Stamos, Brad Williams giving Lisa May the best lap dance of her life, Tim Minchin’s songs about breasts, Jay Mohr’s alleged hyperspace DUI checkpoint, and Eddie Izzard’s journey to the origins of language, man and dinosaurs.
Yea, all that happened last night… and much, much, more!
Before the show started, the backstage/VIP area was going off, with many of the comedians and “friends” mingling with all the fans and each other. Joanna, Kevin & Bean’s Miss Double D-cember, also gave the guys a little present – a “boob painting.” (check out her photos here)
Larry King (yes, the real Larry King) kicked off the night with a witty story from his past. He’s actually a pretty funny comedian and was a good start to the show. He also brought out his wife Shawn on to the stage during his set and threw a few jokes her way.
Next to take the stage was Last Comic Standing winner and LA-native Felipe Esparza, who had the crowd laughing throughout his entire set. He made several jokes referencing Latin stereotypes (ie. “Food For Less is the Mexican Costco“) and threesomes. Apparently with Felipe, only one girl is gonna get some action!
Bob Saget was the third comedian to come out, and instantly turned his attention and jokes towards our photographer who was at the foot of the stage. Bob Saget has an incredibly foul mouth, not really what you’d expect from the father from Full House. He joked about America’s Funniest Videos losing the “Home” in the title and said a few things about his friend Tom Bergeron. Towards the end of his set pulled out an acoustic guitar and performed a song about Titanic 3D – which ended with
Uncle Jesse John Stamos coming out on stage.
Brad Williams stole the show and set the bar high (figuratively of course) for the rest of the performers. Much of his material relates to his encounters as a little person, especially when dealing with sex. “My ass makes black girls jealous,” said Williams as he turned and bounced it for the crowd to see.
He also said that with so many big names on the lineup, he wanted the audience to leave with something to remember him by. “A midget giving Lisa May a lap dance!” he exclaimed as he hopped up onto Lisa’s lap and proceeded to give her a hilarious dance. Brad absolutely destroyed it, prompting Jay Mohr to later say “After Brad Williams, we’re all playing for second place.”
Tim Minchin was the only musical set, aside from Bob Saget’s acoustic song. He performed on a piano and belted out a few songs, which seemed way funnier with his British accent. The first song he did was super hate-filled, hating on everyone and everything possible. He also sang a song about boobs, which had everyone rolling in their seats. His musical set was a nice addition to this year’s lineup.
One half of the Talk Sh*t Podcast with Jim Jefferies, Eddie Ifft was the sixth performer of the evening. He made some funny jokes about monogamy and related it to fishing in a pond that only has one fish in it. “Oh look, it’s you again…”
Jay Mohr had a hilarious set as well. He told a story about a time he thought he was pulling up to a DUI checkpoint, but was so high that he thought he was in hyper-space. Turns out it was just an officer directing traffic, not a checkpoint. “I thought I was going to jail for sure.”
Jim Jefferies told a story about a flight he had and a situation with an armrest that he thought was rightfully his. He also talked about how AIDS is a great way to lose weight, and more people donate to breast cancer than colon cancer because people like breasts better, and “nobody wants to wear a brown ribbon with red dots.”
Eddie Izzard was the last performer of the night and closed down the show properly. He went on about the difficulties of speaking Latin, and ranted about God and dinosaurs. By this point in the night, most people were laughed out but Izzard kept them going til the very end of the show.
KROQ would like to thank Cleto & The Cletones, who were once again the official house band of April Foolishness, as well as all of the performers who came out and helped us put on another great show. How are Kevin & Bean going to top this next year?