I love these Nacho Bitches!
I am a fangirl of Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson, thanks to their Guys We Fucked podcast. Like, after the show last night, there was a kind of awkward looking dude who came up to Corinne with a mix of excitement, awe and nervousness and that’s me, I just wear cuter dresses.
So then I noticed that Corinne had started a show at NY Comedy Club with Blair Socci, a comedian I was woefully ignorant of until last night. It’s a comedy show, hosted by two funny gals and they actually give you nachos, is this heaven? That alone should get you out to see it. The fact that this month’s show was also Corinne’s birthday celebration and featured Nick Turner and Michael Che made it impossible to resist. And I’m so glad I didn’t resist.
The show was super fun, in a fully packed out room, with Corinne and Blair setting a fun, wacky, slightly tipsy tone at the start. And now let me gush about Blair Socci. Not to steal the spotlight from the birthday girl, but I already knew I loved her. Blair, on the other hand, was a “Why the fuck haven’t I seen this person before?” revelation! I don’t even know how to describe why it was so great other than that she has such a firm grasp of her own voice, every part of her set was amazing. Photographer Dee Guerreros backed up my assessment. And basically, the highest praise you can get is when a comedy photographer or club waitress likes you, so you know she’s legit badass.
Nick was excellent (of course) and a great fit with the vibe and Che closed out the show. With typical Che humbleness, he said before going on stage, “I hope they know this isn’t going to be good, I don’t even know what I’m gonna talk about.” And of course, it was more than good. Because the crowd was so filled with Corinne’s friends and admirers and the vibe was so freewheeling, people had been a little chatty throughout the night. But by Che’s set, the beers and nachos had brought out the worst of it, with one dude in the back corner chiming in with loud positive affirmations that couldn’t go unaddressed. Che began with the usually successful tactic of keeping it friendly but letting him know he needed to pipe down, but he was the sort of “helpful heckler” who didn’t understand the entire audience united in laughter meant STFU not Keep Going! Then Che broke it down with the best metaphor for the misguided Helpful Heckler I’ve ever heard, “It’s like I’m a fireman and you see me putting out a fire and I’m good at it, so then you set more fires so I have more fires to put out. Nah, man, let me just stick to this fire I was dealing with in the first place.”
The night ended with delicious cupcakes, baked with love by Krystyna and one last drink at the newly renovated front bar.
So, to sum it up, you should check out NACHO BITCHES if you:
- Like nachos
- Like funny women
- Like funny humans
- Wanna come geek out on Corinne at the bar afterward