Comedians Joe Vecsey and Mark DeMayo in ‘Optimum’s The Unmovers’ at FTC’s StageOne
Matt Lauer cheated on his wife? Comedian Mark DeMayo said he knew it three years ago when Lauer “was on the cover of People magazine in his swimming trunks, and he had abs.”
DeMayo said, “Here’s the problem, Matt Lauer is married. Ladies, I hate to break the news to you, if your husband has abs there’s a 99 percent chance he’s cheating on you. Married men do not need abs. Abs are the first thing to go when you get married...”
Not to mention his age, DeMayo said via email. At Lauer’s age (he just turned 60) he “shouldn’t be sporting abs at the beach, he should be sporting a grandchild in one hand and a beer in the other.”
DeMayo will perform with comedian Joe Vecsey at Fairfield Theatre Company on Friday, March 30. The show is called “Optimum’s The Unmovers” because DeMayo and Vecsey are in Optimum’s comic web series, “The Unmovers” — basically a guide on what NOT to look for in a reliable moving company.
Both have interesting resumes. Vecsey appeared with Adam Sandler in “Sandy Wexler” and was an on-set writer on another Sandler movie, “The Do Over.” DeMayo was on Showtime’s “White Boyz in Da Hood,” and served 20 years as a New York City policeman.
Inspired by his adventures as a cop, DeMayo wrote a solo show about his experiences and earned rave reviews for it. “I tell a few of my ‘cop stories’ in my stand-up act and audiences seem to really love them. I also talk about my marriage, dating, dating while married... I talk about my kids, too.”
One of them, a son, is living in a college frat house. “The house is disgusting, sticky floors, overflowing garbage cans, dishes piled up to the ceiling,” DeMayo said. “It’s everything you would think 25-year-olds living together without their mothers would look and smell like.”
Vecsey also shares stories inspired by his germ-hating, lactose-intolerant life, and his relationships. “I always have a story of a bad date or something crazy that’s happened to me that feels like one of those things that can only happen to me,” he said via email.
“There’s always something funny happening when you are out doing things,” Vecsey said. “People are ridiculous, the world is ridiculous and what makes it even more ridiculous is that usually nobody realizes they’re ridiculous. Which makes me shocked on a daily basis.
“Sometimes it will take me a while to realize a situation could be a bit, because it feels so out there or I’m still angry about it, but then it will hit me to write it out and there ya go. A new joke.”
DeMayo said “there’s nothing better than a well-crafted joke. My inspiration comes from the challenge of writing. We all have great thoughts and fantastic ideas.” The thing is putting “those gems on paper, writing them out and then getting up on stage and introducing the audience to your brand new baby. There’s nothing like getting a big laugh on a new joke. It’s addicting.”
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