Cut. It. Out.

When I was asked if I would be interested in creating a column for this publication, I jumped on the opportunity. I’ve always loved to write, and it is a great way to get my name out to the public. I only had one problem… “What the heck am I going to write about?” I was stuck. Finally, one night I decided to stop stressing, and choose a topic.

“I’ll watch a movie,” I thought to myself, so I proceeded to pull out my DVD case and began browsing through my collection. I then pulled up my collection of movies that I keep on my computer. I flipped through all of my Adam Sandler films, then on to my Will Ferrell collection, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, the list went on and on. The thought of which topic to write about kept rattling in my brain. I sat silently for a few minutes, and then it hit me; COMEDY! It was right in front of me the entire time.

I have always been fond of anything that will make me laugh. Honestly, I catch myself laughing at things that are not funny at all (hence my column name, Laugh Out Loud). It is always good to start your day off with a laugh, so why not start your week off the same way? If you are looking to read up on some of the greatest comedians and the funniest blockbusters, you have come to the right place!

So without further adieu, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage, Mr. Dave Coulier!

There are probably very few of you who actually know this name, and if you do, congratulations! So to be fair for those of you who have no idea who Dave Coulier is, here is a hint…

“What ever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV.”

Hopefully  you are catching on now, but here is one more hint, just in case you are still confused.

“Cut. It. Out!”

Got it? I’m talking about Joey Gladstone from the 1990’s sitcom Full House. Joey was always my favorite character on the show when I was younger. His voice impressions were spot on, and let me be the first to say, they still are!

About a year ago, I had the privilege of going to see Coulier perform a live stand up show at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. The guy has still got it after all these years. I don’t think I have ever laughed as hard as I did while I was there. The thing that really blew my mind is that Coulier separates himself from many current comedians because his acts are clean and family friendly. I feel that a lot of comedians now-a-days throw out profanities just to get a chuckle (Just to clarify, I am not complaining! I have a dirty mind. That’s my style.) But, I was surprised that Coulier was as funny as he was.

Sure, the guy played a comedian on a television show, but that doesn’t mean he is necessarily funny in the real world. That could have been due to great writing for the show. Thankfully, it was not. I was practically falling out of my chair with every joke he rattled off. The best part was that he used many of the cartoon voice impressions that he did on the show. He tied in both his famous Popeye and Bullwinkle impressions, as well as adding to his arsenal Scooby Doo, and even SpongeBob SquarePants (which was my personal favorite)!

Though, my absolute favorite part of his act was when he referenced Full House. He described a situation where he was in an airport and a fan ran up to him yelling “JOEY!” And when the fan finally reached him, he said, “You were on Full House!” and attempted to recite his catchphrase from the show, but totally butchered it by saying “Knock… it… around.” Coulier responds to the man confused with “I think you meant Cut… It…Out” as he does the hand gesture on stage. It was great seeing him do this after watching the show so frequently!

Overall, the show was great! If he would come back to Pittsburgh, I would attend in a heartbeat. It is unfortunate for everyone that he does not do more television work these days. I feel like he has kind of been forgotten in the comedy mix over the past couple of years. I’ll assure you though, he is a funny man.

You’ve been a great audience! Thank you!