Wayne Brady arrived to Miami and put on quite the show Saturday night at Millett Hall. My parents decided to visit me for my last parent’s weekend, as I am a senior. Before they arrived my mom asked me if I wanted to go to see the comedian that Miami was hosting. My initial response was a nonchalant “Sure, I don’t care.” So with that, my mom went ahead and ordered three tickets for what would be an unforgettable Saturday night.
All day I kept forgetting about the show, for some reason the idea of a going to a comedy show did not thrill me. However, once the show started I realized I was wrong. Wayne Brady couldn’t have been on stage for more than 3 minutes and already he had the crowd captivated and laughing.
We were sitting in what my mom calls “the nosebleeds” so although I couldn’t see him close-up, there was a large screen behind him broadcasting the show that I focused my attention on. Despite the distance, you could tell he was born to entertain. He was funny without even trying and had an amusing quick wit about him. I felt like he had turned his show into a game. He spent the entire hour interacting with the audience and calling people up on stage to act and do all kinds of ridiculous things.
Throughout the show Wayne Brady had a “co-host” who was also a comedian and participated in the skits. There was also a pianist who provided background music and sound effects. The three men interacted well together and you could tell they have worked together for a long time.
At one point in the show Wayne Brady and his partner were telling a story, however they could each only say one word at a time. So basically they had to complete each other’s sentences and create a storyline on the spot. This skit had the entire audience cracking up. I sat there next to my mom, laughing and thinking to myself “what the hell are they talking about?”
I was truly impressed by the show. It was an unexpected experience that I am glad I ended up being apart of. I will look back on my final parent’s’ weekend at Miami and remember how entertaining the show was and how I wish I had gone to more entertainers Miami has hosted over the past four years.