First off, I think it should be known that stand up comedy is not my forte.
Of course, I love comedy like many do, but I’ve never been to a stand up performance live.
Yes, I’ve seen some of the Netflix specials, including sets done by comedians Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer.
Yet, on Saturday night, I got my first taste of stand up done live by two legends: Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider.
Talk about an intro to live comedy.
Schneider opened for Sandler at the GIANT Center in Hershey on Sandler’s “100% Fresher” Tour and did not disappoint.
I didn’t know what to expect, but I got the kind of raunchy comedy that was both a shocking and humorous, with the shock adding extra effect.
After a good 20 minutes or so, Schneider gave way to Sandler, who did a combination of stand up and songs, many of which were classics to his fans.
At one point, Schneider returned to the stage to perform the “Station 69” song with Sandler.
Like Schneider, Sandler told mostly raunchy jokes, but I found it interesting to see his progression as a comedian and person.
Obviously, he is now older, married, and has two daughters, and you could tell that definitely changed Sandler’s subject matter in his stand up, with a few stories and bits involving tales of raising his children.
The show was very engaging with the crowd as well, as at one point, Sandler does the “Funnyman song” where he shines a flashlight into the crowd, and an audience member would appear on the big screen.
At that time, Sandler would continue his song with a little bit he makes up about the audience member.
Thankfully, the audience in Hershey was very lively, and at one point, Sandler shined the light on an elderly woman with a t-shirt that read “Billy, this can be our milk.” For added effect, she began fondling her chest, much to the laughter of the crowd and Sandler.
Overall, after going into the experience not knowing what to expect, I can tell you that I left the show feeling impressed and happy I was able to see two legendary comedians live.