But enough sappy stuff; now back to comedy. We got to the Apple store an hour early, and the place was already pretty filled up. We found a good spot to stand in the back behind short people, which is a lovely advantage of being fairly tall - even if you're not early enough to be in front, just find some short people to stand behind.
Crowds gathered for The Lonely Island
Hanging out in the Apple Store
After an hour Aziz Ansari and the guys of The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) came out and took their seats. Aziz asked them some questions about their new album and their creative process, and the guys talked for a while. They laughed, they joked, all around it was a good time. They followed up their talk with questions from the audience, which included some requests for freestyle (somewhat obliged by Andy) and a super awkward question about the elderly simulating sexual activity in "Boombox", asked by the young kid next to me. Uhhh....? The question itself was okay, but his age (probably between 10 and 13 years old?) made my mind yell, "Too young! Inappropriate!!!" His mom was with him and seemed proud though (she literally gave him a pat on the back), so I guess it's okay. Maybe I'm just an old square. Other than that moment of discomfort, though, the whole thing was fun and quite entertaining.
The Lonely Island and Aziz Ansari sharing a laugh
(L to R: Jorma, Andy, Akiva & Aziz)
Paul Scheer made an appearance
Andy entertaining the masses
If you are a fan of The Lonely Island and wish you could have been at last night's Q&A, have no fear! They recorded the whole thing and it will be available for free in podcast form on iTunes. Search for "Meet the Filmmaker" (under Podcasts-->TV&Film-->iTunes Store) to find it. It's not up at this very moment, but I would expect it should be up later today. (And if they show the kid asking the awkward question, look for us! We're right next to him!)
This is what you want to find on iTunes.
Ahhh, just another fun night out in the city I love with the man I love!
Look at that handsome guy! I'm a lucky lady.