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Thursday, March 25, 2010

The grass is greener during Dooley's Week

Wednesday was the start of Dooley's Week's three-day-streak of famous people on campus. Last night, Kevin Nealon, a Saturday Night Live (SNL) vet and "Doug" on the TV show Weeds, graced the Emory population with his presence at Glenn Auditorium.

His stand-up act began with some signature lines and segments from his former acts, like "Now, hear me out" and "Hey boss." You can see those on youtube.com or on the Kevin Nealon link on yesterday's post. He got up on Glenn's two pulpits and related the railing to feeling like he was on a boat. He even referenced the ever-popular Emory student haunt, Maggie's Neighborhood Bar and Grill (how did he know?).

Toward the end, he included a spontaneous (at least, I thought it was) dating game-esque talk show with a student couple in the front row ... he definitely had fun with that, and so did the girl whom he asked to make a commercial break noise. He got some good ole hearty laughs echoing high and low from the auditorium and ended with a bang that you had to be there to understand.

The real treat came after when the Student Programming Council (SPC) and the SPC VIPs had a meet-and-greet with Nealon. As is expected of a comedian, he was a funny guy. He asked us how old we all were, and when we responded with a chorus of 18 through 21, he told us he was old. To prove it, he told us to stay really quiet, while he bent his knees. When they popped, he let out a variant of the "I-told-you-so."

One SPC member asked him to come to Maggie's tonight, but he turned down the invitation, not wanting to be that "creepy, old guy." It's too bad, because he would've been the creepy, old, famous guy...

...maybe we'll try our hand with Kid Cudi tonight at 7 p.m. on McDonough Field.

-- Lindsey Bomnin 12C, EAA communications assistant

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