Kiki & Herb will die for you, as their recent run on Broadway was titled. But last night they had the crowd dying at Carnegie Hall. I went to check out the show when a few of the boys went out to celebrate a friends belated birthday.
Though we missed the first song, as we got to the theater late and the will-call window was all backed up, last night's show, Kiki & Herb: a Christmas Concert, The Second Coming, was hysterical. As Kiki says,
"Sometimes you have to go through hell to get to heaven." And last night, the road to hell was paved for us with off-color and irreverent humor. An example would be when Kiki described when she and Herb, who at one point in history were desert urchins named Naomi and Ishkabibble who witnessed the birth of Christ. She said Mary, during childbirth would have screamed "Jesus Christ!" except for the fact that they did not really use that phrase back then. If you are overly religious and sensitive to religious humor, then you may want to avoid seeing them in the near future. But if you like nothing-is-sacred humor, I encourage you to check them out next time they are in NYC. Kiki & Herb (Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman) can be found at Joe's Pub from time to time.