So glad you got to see Demetri live, MM! Very cool that he was recording an album at your show too.
I just realised that I haven't posted about my experience at Demetri's show. Levi MacDougall opened at the show I went to as well. It was his first time in the UK an the was pretty good and I absolutely loved that "Feetprints" joke! Demetri did make a couple of jokes about Important Things being cancelled like introducing Levi as one of the writers of his "unjustly cancelled TV show".
Demetri's set went on for around 90 minutes and the audience were hanging on to every joke and he was very well received. His set was as hilarious as ever! A few highlights include right at the beginning of the show when he was introducing his show and said, "This show is brought to you by…" then the CD playing music started skipping so he continued "...a sh*tty CD player."
Then he went on to say, "This show is brought to you by 'Pedalfiles'- we just love pedals." He told us that he hadn't been in the UK for 6 years so that the show would be a collection of his best jokes and I actually hadn't heard most of the jokes he told which was great. He showed some of his drawings on the Large Pad during the show. He made a few jokes specific to London like how he's nearly been killed 22 times by drivers. He seemed to think bus drivers are playing a game to see how close they can get to pedestrians and think to themselves, "I just want to see if I can just tip over that stroller". Demetri also noted that there is lots of construction going on to make the city look nice for the Olympics but thought it was a bit late for that.
As soon as the show ended, there was an announcement that Demetri was going to be in the foyer signing merchandise. We only had to wait for about 5-10 minutes until he came out. He was mostly signing copies of his book and taking photos. When I met him, I introduced myself, shook his hand and said "I have something a little different for you to sign, could you sign my Flight of the Conchords DVD?". He smiled and said, "Yeah sure, I used to live with Bret and Jemaine." Some guy who was behind me commented on my DVD and said "Oh, have you got Bret and Jemaine to sign it as well?". I replied "Yeah, I've got Bret, Jemaine, Rhys…" Demetri commented that it was pretty cool that I had gotten various members of the cast to sign it . He looked at the front and saw it was packed with autographs and asked when he could sign the back so I replied, "Yeah sure, Taika and Iain Morris have signed the back". Then we took a photo and I told him that I really enjoyed his show tonight. He replied, "Thank you, I'm glad. Thanks so much for coming." I would have loved to talk to him for longer but there were so many others waiting to see him and it was late. Demetri was very sweet and friendly during my encounter with him. I had such an amazing time at his show and it was a absolute pleasure meeting him too!