Comedian and author Mike Buzzelli
This year, I went off to see “Macbeth” on my special day. Aside from my high school English teacher, Mr. Weprich, I can’t think of anyone else who would want to see “Macbeth” on their birthday.
Side note: Back in high school, Mr. Weprich took a group of us to see “Twelfth Night.”
I laughed so hard I got hiccups. Then, I hiccupped so loudly, I got “side eye” from the actors. They actually stopped the scene and waited for me. I ducked under my seat. The embarrassment was so overwhelming it cured my hiccups. After all, it was the hiccup that shook Illyria!
I should count it in my “Top 10 Embarrassing Moments,” however, if a list were to exist, many, many moments would vie for the top spots.
But I digress, like I do. I went to see the Scottish play with my friend Josh. I didn’t tell him it was my birthday, either. Before the show, we went to the Porch for dinner. It was delicious.
At the show, I ran into a bunch of people I knew: actors, crew and fellow patrons of the arts.
I loved the show. It was a terrific version of the play with some of the best actors working in Pittsburgh. I even liked the costumes.
After the show, Josh and I were invited to the opening night party.
At the same time, I was carousing with cast, crew and patrons of the arts, a relative remembered my birthday and posted a “Happy birthday” message on Facebook. Someone spilled the beans.
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Mike Buzzelli is a stand up comedian and a sit down writer. His book, "Below Average Genius," a collection of humor essays culled from his weekly column at the Observer-Reporter, can be purchased here: