|Matt Dwyer is the awesomest...David Koechner is the awesomest on backwards day only.|
I went on a double date with my hubby, Travis in July of 2010. The headlining comedian was David Koechner, and Matt Dwyer was right before him. Matt stole the show, I was in tears. By the time David came on, he wasn't funny at all, just kind of stupid with a lot of props. I was so impressed with David's performance, I promptly wrote him an e-mail the following day:
On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Jenny Starley wrote:
I saw you're show at Wise Guys in Utah last Saturday night. I found you to be so hilarious that I was brought to tears, this isn't a common occurance for me. Recently, I started reading a book called, The Comic Toolbox. Not because I want to be a comic, but simply because I want to learn timing while talking to people at work. See, I have no method and can find myself saying or not saying things when they should or shouldn't be said. Also, I can have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy but I'm a woman in my early 30's. So, I can relate to my son quite easily but laughing in a meeting when someone says something that isn't meant to be funny...not a good thing.
This book says there is truth or pain in everything that is funny. This is something I've thought a great deal about since reading. Well, your show brought both truth and pain....and brought me to tears and my heartiest laugh ever. So I want to say thank you for that. It can't be easy to perform and put yourself "out there" to the world. It was truly one of the most enjoyable evenings I've had out in a long time. Laughter is truly the best medicine.
The same day Matt Dwyer wrote me back. Here's what he wrote:
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 23:31:22 -0700
Subject: Re: July 31, West Valley, UT Show....
Thank you so very much for the super awesome letter. It was a real nice gift to get today. I can not tell you how much it means to me that you took the time out to write such a thoughtful letter about my comedy. 'Tis a sometimes frustrating line of work so to hear such wonderfully thought out words really means a ton.
Thank you again.