Last night’s taping of The Nite Show With Danny Cashman was utterly epic. So much so that I didn’t even have the energy to write about it when I returned to The House on the Hill.
As you can see from the photo, Weird Al Yankovic visited the show via Skype!
How totally cool is that? The audience at The Gracie Theatre went absolutely nuts! This is what you miss when you don’t join me at a taping, Modern Philosophers…
Danny had spent the week on social media teasing a very special cameo during the taping. I chose not to pester him about it because I wanted to be just as surprised as the rest of the audience when the guest was revealed.
Let me set it up for you. Luke Mallett of The Mallett Brothers Band was Danny’s first guest. They got to talking about how Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake do their History of Rap bits on The Tonight Show.
The audience was totally into it, clapping along with the singing.
Luke’s singing was very good. Danny might want to stick to being the host and leave the singing to the musical guests.
It didn’t matter how off tune Danny was because everyone loves Weird Al’s songs. However, they did particularly butcher Amish Paradise.
That was when the familiar Skype ring filled The Gracie Theatre. The next thing we knew, Weird Al himself was on the monitors critiquing Luke and Danny.
Weird Al. On The Nite Show.
Yes, this really happened.
Now the crowd was really going wild, clapping along, and taking pictures of Weird Al as he serenaded us from the monitors.
But that wasn’t all.
The backdrop raised to reveal a choir, and they sang background vocals to Weird Al’s lead. It was awesome!
I know I’m geeking out a bit here, Modern Philosophers, but I love Weird Al, and the fact that he would appear on our late night show in Maine proved that he is a great guy.
And how about Luke Mallett? The Mallett Brothers Band is probably the most popular group in Maine, and he’s up there on stage in an Amish hat, covering a Weird Al classic.
This is the kind of entertainment The Nite Show brings to the people of Maine on a regular basis. Do you now understand why I enjoy working on the show so much?
To top off the night for me, Danny used the time travel joke I wrote!
As you might recall, when I appeared on the show two weeks ago, I talked about how I keep peppering Danny with jokes about Zombies, time travel, and Star Wars and then wait to see how long it takes for him to crack and finally use one.
Success! I slipped one time travel joke and one Star Wars joke into my batches (I couldn’t find a good way to work in the Zombies this time!), and one came out a winner.
Don’t worry, I’ll share the Star Wars joke in an upcoming Sunday Rejects posts.
Let’s just say, that as hard as it might be to believe, Weird Al might not have been the highlight of my evening…