Hey there, Saturday readers.
It's not often that I take a drastically less than serious tone on Saturday Night Social, but I want to ask all of you to do me a favor.
One of my favorite people in the entire world, a beyond brilliant comedian named Angelo Bowers, was killed last week by a drunk driver. In the last few days, I've talked about him endlessly with his/my friends who still live in LA and I don't even think I can begin to put it into words here.
Maybe it'd be easier if I didn't know him very well, or if I didn't love him that much, or if every time I thought about him I didn't totally lose it in a way that, if you saw it in a movie, you'd think "No one ever gets that hysterical over anything." But they do. They just save it for moments when insanely funny, kind, generous people —who should be fucking alive right now/making fun of me for crying constantly— are killed in the most wasteful, inane way possible.
I could write a book on how much I adored him, how much I miss him every second of the day, and how I can't read his jokes without laughing and then immediately falling apart because I'll never get to hear him tell them on stage again or....fuck. Anyway, there's going to be a comedy show/benefit for his family and his friend, Josh Adam Meyers, who was also injured in the accident but is, thankfully, recovering.
If you're in Los Angeles, I urge you to go. Short of that, please check out this Twitter account dedicated to spreading Angelo's consistently sharp jokes to people who never had the chance to see him live. I don't care what your sense of humor is. You will laugh. I promise. He's that good.
Thanks for letting me veer off into a sad, sad place, folks. Have a terrific weekend and stick around this thread listening to Broadcast as long as you like.