Comedy

New Year's Eve standup horror stories from Sam Tallent and Andrew Orvedahl

As it is for most musicians, a New Year's Eve gig is nightlife-prime-real estate for a comic. Big money, big crowds and an audience that's ready to let its PC guard down and get loose. Consequentially, you never turn down a NYE standup gig -- if you can get one. But all this inevitably leads to some weird situations from time to time, since the combination of an explosive audience and a comic who would rather be partying with his friends is a potential recipe for disaster.

For proof, check out Sam Tallent accidentally mocking a dead son, and Andrew Orvedahl witnessing a urine-soaked lady who just wanted a hug.

See also: Andrew Orvedahl and Adam Cayton-Holland to record comedy albums at the Bug Theatre Arguments and Grievances second anniversary at Vine Street Pub The great debate: Andrew Orvedahl and Jef Otte settle their parenting differences like men Lucky '13: Comedian and Fine Gentleman Sam Tallent

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