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31 October 2009 @ 12:34 am
Free Live at the Apollo Show+ Lady GaGa + Keeley Hawes = FTW  
I think I may have just experienced the best day of my life.

Okay so first things first I woke at at 8.45AM this morning (it's during my half term so don't think I'm lazy!) to buy Lady Gaga tickets. You see I heard some where that she is going to play for one night at the O2 Arena in London so obviously I was piss-my-pants excited. My mum and dad said they'd pay however much for my Christmas present. Sooo I logged on at quarter to nine, kept refreshing my page until they became available. Only O2 are stupid bastards who release tickets to O2 customers about 48 hours before general release. They also released these very Lady Gaga tickets to American Express users on Monday! So of course there were no tickets left for me! :( At the liberty of sounding like a spoilt brat, I cried a little bit I was so upset.
Then a miracle happened. About an hour or two after this, and after a spoilt daughter-y phonecall to my dad, I refreshed the page to find she'd added a new date and lo and behold, I now have two tickets to see her next year.

Secondly I haven't told anybody this for fear of jinxing it but a little while ago I applied for some free tickets to go to the recording of Live at the Apollo, which, as a die-hard stand-up fan is like the Vatican of all things funny. TBH I can't even remember booking them, but a few weeks ago they sent me an e-ticket saying to join them. OHMIGOD. They over-issue tickets to compensate for no-shows so I was scared we wouldn't get in. But we got there early, go our tickets and went for a drink in Starbucks before we went back to the Apollo to watch it.
Did I mention this was all free?
So, we get ou seats (right at the front of the upper circle. Amazing view and jizz-worthy build-up). And the announcer comes on and says these magic words.
"Ladies and Gentleman, we have a special treat for you. Tonight we are recording two shows of Live at the Apollo so you have double the entertainment. Please, if you find something funny, laugh out loud."
Here was the line up (I'll spare you all the details of their routines because it's a bit shit in written word)
  • Ed Byrne: he was the host of the first show.
  • Adam Hills: okay if you read my post a little while ago when I told you my top 10 sexiest comedians, this man came like first or second so I was overly-happy when he came onstage! I was looking for gigs with him a littlewhile ago and he wasn't doing any and tonight I saw one of his best stand-up routines for free! Amazing!
  • Gina Yashere: the Mock the Week star was just hilarious tonight. She made my life complete with her Nigerian accent :)
  • Rhod Gilbert: hosted the second show and I believe he came somewhere on my sexy comedian list. Yum! And he even admitted his last spell at the Apollo was a bit shit but this one was like AMAZING. Actually loled.

John Bishop: never heard of him before and it's a shame because he was hilarious! Shall definately be researching more of him!
So yes a productive and fruitful evening :) AND here comes and amazing bit, I knew they had celebrities in the audience but when Rhod Gilbert said, "we have none other than Keeley Hawes in the audience" I just died with happiness! She was obviously in the stalls but sort of directly in front of me! He made a comment about to A2A which I fangirly-squeed at but never the less I was just ecstatic! The whole day has been amazing :)

And tomorrow is Halloween! What joy shall that bring?

Sitting: Home
Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Tune: Bad Romance- Lady Gaga
Little Monsterrockstar_izzie on October 31st, 2009 09:55 am (UTC)
wow u had a great day!
Molly: Ace Rimmerglitterglue_21 on October 31st, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
I did! I hope today is as good lol! xxx
Bez: Stock / bunchuckney on October 31st, 2009 11:11 am (UTC)
Fantastic about the Lady Gaga tickets :D

And LATA! I went to see a recording of that on Wednesday! :D You had such an amazing line up, I'm glad you had a good time :D
Molly: Sam & Geneglitterglue_21 on October 31st, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
I know! I'm overly happy!
Really isn't amazing! Who was on your line-up? Did they do 2 recordings for you too? It was such a good night :)
Bezchuckney on October 31st, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
Yep, we had two recordings :D Alistair McGowan as host for the first one, with Reginald D. Hunter and a comedian I've not heard of after him :/ Can't remember his name! A young Scottish guy.

And then Rob Brydon hosted the second, with Sarah Milligan and this new guy called Jordan Burns who was brilliant. Will be looking out for more of him. :)
Molly: Alexglitterglue_21 on November 1st, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Wow you had some good'uns! It's great having two recordings :) Alistair McGowan! I didn't know he did stand-up- where have I been!? Lol! You had a really good line-up! I adore Rob Brydon! And I shall look out for Jordan Burns :)
Was anybody famous in the audience for yours?
Bezchuckney on November 1st, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
Craig Revel Hall off Strictly, I don't watch it and I don't know how to spell his name. Also Rachel Stevens. But both Alistair and Rob picked them out to make jokes with, so the second time round Rob didn't get many laughs because we'd heard them all an hour before. :)

What did they say about Keeley?
Molly: Galexglitterglue_21 on November 1st, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Oh my Craig?! I LOVE HIM so much! No joke! Lucky lucky.
Yeah they picked Lembit Opik (the MP who went out with a Cheeky Girl) out in both shows but they did different jokes so twas quite funny still!

Rhod Gilbert was like "Your in that Ashes to Ashes aren't you? So your character gets shot and goes back to 1982. Come back to Wales with me and you'll feel at home with all the mullets..." Then he said something about the fact she was the voice of Lara Croft!

All the while I was like O.O lol x