Monday, February 25, 2008

Real Celebrity Sighting!

Off the heels of my fake celebrity sighting last week today I had a real one.

Just took a break from work and went to Starbucks with my co-worker Paul. While we waited on line Paul points out some guy sitting alone and says he is 99% sure that it is comedian Steven Wright!

As we walked out we approached him and and confirmed that it was in fact him. We shook his (gloved) hand and told him that we are big fans of his. Then we asked if he was playing in Boston any time soon.

After that something amazing happened. He still wanted to talk to us! He asked our names and asked where we are from. Part of my conversation with him went like this:

Steven: [looking at Mike] And where are you from?
Mike: I'm from New York .... Well Long Island ... So "NY Junior" really.
Steven: [laughs]
Mike: Oh my god, I made Steven Wright laugh!
Paul: He was being polite Mike.
Steven: No, it was funny.
Mike: Awesome, I'm going to write about this on my blog.
Steven: [really laughs]

Of course it would be funnier if I didn't in fact have a blog but hey I'll take a laugh from Steven Wright anyway I can get it.

It was a real thrill and and he couldn't have been a nicer guy.

Incidentally the last (and only other) time I made a celebrity laugh was former Red Sox player Kevin Millar. Perhaps I'll write about that one some time soon.

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