We probably could have arrived a half hour later; we were 8th and 9th in line. Either way, we passed the time doing what we would have been doing anyway, which was talking. The difference was that we were doing it outside sitting on the sidewalk next to two very hungry Canadian kids who looked much too young to be smoking the cigarettes they had. One or the other was also always going into the store next door to get more food. At one point, he was eating brie, but just straight up, in bites. I guess I can’t blame him, brie is really good.
We successfully got our tickets, and at 930 the show started. Long form impov, at least what they did, involved a monologist telling a story based on a suggestion from the audience. Our audience suggested diamonds, and “caught red-handed.” What evolved from the guy’s monologue was an improvised representation of it, most of which was quite hilarious. UCB is sometimes known for starting careers of comedians, and people like Amy Poehler and Donald Glover grace the stage. Although I only recognized the face of one performer (the blonde lady who’s supposedly Dutch on 30 Rock), the whole cast was very funny, and I left having laughed a lot.