Rosie began with a little advice for comics trying to make it into the biz. “You should be scared. It’s terrifying,” she advised. “Do your own life story because only you can tell that one. And just like surfing, in order to surf, you gotta get in the water. In order to be a stand-up, you gotta do it. Get on stage whenever you can.” Sage advice from one of the greatest. My advice…..”Be funny and don’t do weird things with your eyes. That’s creepy.” Yeah, I know…I should write a book.
Of course it was the perfect time to bring out Louie Anderson….someone who Rosie believes is one of the best stand-up comics to work the stage. It is easy to see why.
Following his set, he joined Rosie in the chairs with gift in hand….a survival kit which included “good gloves” and almost a dozen chapsticks. That will last a week or two tops! Taking a walk down memory lane, both Louie and Rosie relived their first jokes, reminisced about their true beginnings and talked about the comics they grew up admiring. Take a look.
Now I have to say….props to Oksana and the Ro Team for the best entrance so far on “The Rosie Show.” Semi-skating onto the stage, she arrived in a lavender skating dress. As a 1994 Olympic Gold Medalist, people can’t help but think that she must have it all. She has been in the business for 17 years and still going strong. I never knew that her mother passed away when she was 13. No wonder Rosie felt drawn to her early in her career. After a fast fashion change, she announced she was writing a book and would love to commentate for Ice Skating. I always felt for her. My sisters and I watched her on tour many years ago…and I knew that she had some struggles with alcohol. With the tragedies she had as a child, I could understand how she ended up there. I am SO happy to see her doing well and looking healthy. After the show, Oksana shared a few upcoming announcements with the audience and her fans.
To end the show, Rosie tried a new game, Scramboozled. Lots of fun. Check it out!