Thursday, 3 November 2011

Getting to see the man of my dreams!

My delightful mother brought me an early birthday present, tickets to see the live QI stage show. She was going to take me but now she’s in New Zealand and so I asked my buddy Jess who is an even bigger QI fan to accompany me.

Right about now you’re probably asking yourself “What is QI?”. I tried to explain it yesterday to Boy Roomie and it’s just so hard to sum up in a few sentences, so here goes. It’s a television panel game show where comedians are asked mainly obscure questions. Nobody’s supposed to know the answer but you do get points for stumbling upon the right answer or for adding some quite interesting knowledge to the mix. And because comedians are the guests, it’s pretty darn funny.

Stephen Fry is the host of the show, as well as being one of my most favourite people that I don’t actually know. I absolutely adore him and love hearing him speak on just about any subject. The man has a gift for words. Besides, any person who still bears a grudge against the Spartans for beating the Athenians and winning the Peloponnesian Wars in the 5th century BC is alright by me! Ancient history nerd alert!!

It was wonderful to see him in the flesh and hear him talk. The show started out with Stephen Fry talking about his last visit to Australia and also about how the show got started . He told some absolutely terrible ‘dad’ jokes that made me laugh really hard. I love that the smartest man alive tells terrible jokes. But really the real reason I will always love him can be found here.

And then the game started. The panellists for the show were Wil Anderson, Colin Lane and Genevieve Morris. Oh and regular panellist Alan Davies made the trip too and was fantastic. He was his usual distracted self and got a big cheer from the audience. It was such a fun night and I was completely exhausted afterwards from smiling so much and getting my brain filled with incredibly useless knowledge!

And so I leave you with a short clip from the television show… the answer to the question “Why would you undress for a polar bear?”


Katie said...

I kind of didn't hear about the QI tour until after the tickets were sold out, so I am completely jealous of you! That's a fantastic birthday present!

Abigail said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S AWESOME!!!! I LOVE QI AND I LOVE STEPHEN FRY! (Ok, the fact that we both love QI is a clear indication of our 'same personness', as I know very few other people who have even heard of this show in the States.) Super jealous but SUPER excited for you!!!! So glad it was wonderful! If you want to keep talking about it and tell me more, feel free to message me, because you know I would be all over that :).

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Haha! I've never heard of that before...but definitely looks like something I would enjoy! I love a good laugh!

Yay for good bday presents! :D & happy early birthday! xo

Kristy said...

That is such a wonderful birthday present! Your mum is seriously awesome!

I can't wait to hear all about it.

Megan said...

That show looks fabulous - I'm so jealous! I wish they showed it on BBC America!