Morgan Brittney Austin – 1851 Staff
Comedian Andy Hendrickson came from New York to entertain an audience of about 30 students on November 9 at the Arnow Campus Center.
Hendrickson’s sarcastic humor was the highlight of his performance. He was comfortable making fun of himself.
“This must not be a party school because you’re out here on a Friday night watching me,” said Hendrickson.
In addition, he interacted with and teased the audience throughout the performance, making the atmosphere inviting and comedic.
“You guys are quiet laughers,” said Hendrickson to the crowd as they warmed up.
In a skit about wine tasting, Hendrickson said an old girlfriend brought him to a setting of nicely dressed people comparing the wine to flavors other than the taste of grapes. He continued joking about comparing the tastes of wine to other flavors by saying, “It tastes like a lady bug took a [expletive] on the grapes.”
Whenever he was talking about someone else, he’d change his voice depending upon if the person was male or female, which got his audience laughing. In a skit about his mother leaving him long voicemails, he changed his voice to sound more feminine. In another skit about his friend losing his grandfather to sexual intercourse, he sounded more masculine.
Hendrickson’s jokes got sexual toward the end of his performance.
“They should make color-changing condoms based on the STD,” said Hendrickson, saying green is go, blue is use two condoms, and red is dead. Hendrickson ended his performance saying he started using an online dating website, okaycupid.com.
An Asian woman he found on the website signed her message, “By the way, I’m Tran.” He said he was unsure if the woman meant Tran was her name, or if she was saying she is transsexual. His audience cracked up when he said he’d come back to let his audience know if it was a man or woman.
Hendrickson’s jokes got the audience laughing and if one is looking for lewd or sarcastic bits, he certainly delivers.