Tonight was The Nite Show Christmas Party! Woo hoo!
I have mentioned countless times on this blog how much I enjoy being a part of The Nite Show team.
Tonight only added to that.
I took a quick walk across the bridge to beautiful Downtown Bangor, which was decorated quite nicely for the Holidays.
I have an amazing girlfriend who sent me out tonight with orders to socialize, have a few drinks, and have fun.
As I wrote earlier this week, my girlfriend is always right, so who was I to question those instructions from My Sweet Irish Girlfriend?
Tonight, though, I was Writer Boy and The Nite Show Christmas Party beckoned. I was cool enough and it was time to prove it.
The bar had quite a selection of beers on draft, and I went with the #11 to start because that was the number I wore in Little League and when I played for NYU.
Can you tell I’m a beer drinking novice, Modern Philosophers?
Don’t worry, Modern Philosophers, I made plenty of trips back to to visit this platter.
I blame Santa’s Elves for that one!
I sat at a table with fellow writer Dave, photographers Jennifer and Michael, and WABI TV Exec Steve. I’d never chatted with Steve before, and he was a very cool guy and clearly a champion of The Nite Show.
Dave explained to Steve that I wrote all of the Star Wars and Back to the Future jokes, and when I recounted my Star Wars joke from the last show, Steve laughed and told me that he remembered that one and had liked it.
Good work, Writer Boy!
It was quite heavy and was made to be sipped slowly.
I’m not sure how much I liked it, but I felt adventurous trying.
It was also very cool to get insights on The Nite Show from the network’s perspective.
Dave and I took advantage of having a network bigwig’s attention to pitch some ideas for shows on the network. Steve really seemed to like my idea for a Nite Show Special.
I’ll have to see where this leads.
Steve, my fellow writer and the audience warm up master, joined our little gang and things really got off the wall and nerdy at that point. We were quite the group of TV geeks, and it made for excellent conversation.
Danny, our beloved host, wandered into the line of fire and we immediately pitched him my Summer Special idea, with the backing of Steve from the network.
This group eventually closed the party as the rest of The Nite Show crew had bailed, and we had stayed long past the time listed on the invite.
While I loved the free food and drinks, along with the awesome conversation, this gift was the high point of my evening. It made me feel special because so few people actually own one of these items.
Whenever I wear the fleece, I will be reminded that I am part of an incredible team that produces a funny, creative, ridiculous, and entertaining TV show.
Thanks, Danny, for the party, the gift, and for letting me be a part of The Nite Show team.
And before I go, let me show you what else Santa brought me today…
Those were from a coworker, who decided her husband didn’t need anymore toys and that I would appreciate them so much more.
She was so right!
Happy Holidays, Modern Philosophers! I’m beginning to warm up to Christmas!