Times square, comedy show, HIMYM bar
Trip Start Aug 17, 2013
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We took some photos and then walked a few blocks in the rain in the direction of Times Square where we bumped into Bryant park
We were constantly being approached by people selling tickets to comedy shows, their opening line being "hey guys you like drinking and laughing? Then come to a comedy show tonight!" We got talking to a guy who promised us the who's who of NYC comedy and the best meal we would eat in NYC cooked by a contestant from Hell's Kitchen. He was convincing so we got 3 tickets to go tonight.
Brett was in town visiting his family so I gave him a call and he came and met up with us in Times Square, we went around the corner to one of the many Irish pubs that surrounds Times Square
After dawdling around for a few hours, shopping and organizing, we headed to "the stand" comedy club for our show. As promised I did have a meal that the coming few days would have to work really hard to beat- "duck duck goose" which was roast duck with a side of roast goose and marrow dumplings. Now that my mouth was warmed up it was ready to laugh so we headed downstairs for the show. The show had 5 comedians; Big Jay Oakerson, Kurt Metzger, Luis Katz, Ben Bailey and Wyatt Cenac, all celebrities in North America but lost on me. However they are all famous for a reason and we didn't stop laughing the whole 2 hours except when we wanted to puke at the talk of fat smelly vaginas being rubbed over the face of a fat smelly bearded comedian. That aside I would definitely recommend doing a comedy show in NYC.
To top off the great day we went to probably the coolest place in the world- mcgees (mclarens) the bar from how I met your mother. After running around like a child looking at all of the memorabilia from the show I sat down in "the booth" that the shows booth was modelled off and enjoyed a jug of beer. The drinks menu is modelled off episode in the show like "the slutty pumpkin", "robin sparkles", and "the naked man" which just added to the amusement. After contemplating buying a commemorative t shirt for $16 (no thanks) we all went home to bed