Thursday, September 6, 2007

An Evening with Craig Robinson a.k.a. Darryl Philbin

Eunice, Matt and I attended Craig Robinson’s show last Thursday at the Tempe Improv and we were lucky enough to score front row seats. Craig’s act consisted of him singing and playing his famous synthesizer. His show allowed for a ton of audience participation so a lot of his act was improvised. It’s amazing how he can incorporate “take your panties off” into any song so seamlessly, needless to say he had the whole room laughing and singing along.

At one point in the show, we got a special treat because he asked his older brother to come up onstage with him to perform. His brother was sitting in the audience and you could tell that he didn’t expect to be called up. He sang, “You Make Me Feel Brand New” by the Stylistics and man o man did he have pipes. He couldn’t just sing, he could sang!

After the show, Craig went to the bar area and signed autographs and took pictures with fans. We waited to be last in line so we could have a chance to chit-chat with Craig. He was such a sweet guy and so down to earth. He was very appreciative of all of The Office fans and said he was really lucky to be on such a great show. We talked a little bit about Paley and how crazy it was when everyone went up to the stage for autographs/pictures. We didn’t get a chance to talk to him there, so this was a treat. We also mentioned meeting a few people from the cast there and for one reason or another we got on the topic of Phyllis and how she was the biggest sweetheart when we met her, he also mentioned how much he loved her and how great of a person she was. We asked him if he was going to the Emmys and he said he was and that he was very excited because it was his first time going. He asked us to keep our fingers crossed for them to win.

Don’t worry Craig. You’ll probably hear us screaming all the way in LA when you DO win.

1 comment:

Eunice said...

Another great day. He was soooo funny. The openers were good too and Andrea got picked on so Darryl! Darryl! Darryl!