Meeting Comedians Adam Sandler & Rob Schneider

Adam Sandler, a jack of all trades was in Cleveland Thursday night for his “100% Fresher” tour at Playhouse Square. A tour that stems around his Netflix show where he talks about his days on Saturday Night Live, relives a few of his favorite movie roles, tosses out some new jokes and of course a couple of old tunes.

Rob Schneider, another comic genius has been popping up with Sandler on his tour. Schneider who also has a Netflix series out called “Real Rob” which is filmed with his actual wife and going into its second season appeared in Cleveland with Sandler on Thursday night as well!

WE WENT STALKING

Thursday started off warmish and rainy, not ideal for a stalk but manageable. The rain had stopped during the day and the temperature was on our side for most of the night. The show started at around 8 p. m. and so we arrived a little after 8:30 p.m. to wait by the stage doors for when Sandler and Schneider exited.

A Mob Had Formed

A group of men “Ebayers we like to call them” had gathered with their clipboards and printed out glossy photos for the actors ready to pounce. Drunk concert goers had joined in on the fun and were being loud and obnoxious. Security asked people to move or line up against the wall to clear a path on the sidewalk but it wasn’t happening.

The Escape

Word spread that the two had already left and security was trying to get everyone to leave. Once our new friend confirmed with her source that the two snuck out a different entrance we called it quits but not before we made one more stop.

The Race to the Ritz

Chatter was that the comedians were staying at The Ritz – Carlton and so we did a drive by before heading home and found another small group waiting outside. Five dramatic minutes of looking for a safe, non-towing zone on top of what felt like a 45 minute parallel parking fiasco which resulted in the bottom of my car getting scuffed up we finally parked and made our way to the hotel doors.

Another Crowd / More Waiting

This group was small and less rowdy so we all waited patiently until a car pulled up. The vehicle was part of the Sandler crew but without the Sandler. A couple of guys were just dropping some luggage off and then were heading back out to meet up with Sandler and Schneider who were apparently having dinner. Once the car left the “Ebayers” all got in their vehicles and sped off after them, it was like a super lame Fast and Furious trailer.

I Can’t Feel My Toes.

We decided to stay back and wait. The wind had picked up significantly and the temperature had dropped, us four girls were sporting sweatshirts, wimpy hats and were huddled together for warmth. We all agreed that midnight would be the cutoff. However we ended getting the car and bringing it to the hotel entrance (there was room after everyone left) and sit inside with the heat on blast giving us the strength to wait a little longer.

It’s SHOWTIME

Within the short time it took to grab the car and pull around, Adam and the gang were making their way back and had turned the corner within a minuter or two. I jumped from the car and secured my spot by the roped off area and waited for the guys to emerge.

WATCH: Sandler and Schneider Appear.

I didn’t expect Adam to come right out and sign autographs so I was unprepared.

Phone was set to record because I figured the duo would just walk right past us and I wanted to at least have video of them getting out of the car for the blog. When Sandler instantly approached everyone I began to fumble around. Rob stayed back and watched from a distance.

I wanted to film, get all the autographs and take a selfie but I only had two shaky hands and almost missed my opportunity.

Lucky for me I had my mylar (a movie prop that goes above the theater door letting you know what movie is in there) of Anger Management and my little autograph book out and ready but my Anger Management DVD was in my book bag.

I really only wanted a picture with the guys and was caught off guard when Adam literally signed EVERYTHING for EVERYONE.

He signed the mylar and then asked if I wanted him to sign my book too, as I was opening it up it fell to the ground and as I went to pick it up the mylar took flight and headed down the fucking street.

It was one of those scenes where every time I went to grab it, it would blow a few more feet further down the road, it was like a dollar on a string. I hated my life.

Finally the mylar landed against the wall of the hotel and I was able to snag it, I casually walked back towards the group after causing such a ruckus and just stood behind Sandler. To my right, Rob Schneider.

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Selfies with Schneider

I said hello and asked him for a picture, which as you can see he gladly obliged. We shook hands and I thanked him. I also apologized for how cold my hands were, he agreed and held my one palm warming it up. We made idol chit chat until Adam was done with everyone else and I quickly snagged him for a picture before they both darted into the lobby never to be seen again but not before I shouted “I love you”…

I do and say stupid things when I get nervous.

Adam Sandler with the last selfie of the night.

It was a long, cold evening but a very successful one at that.

Much thanks to the Playhouse for their patience and to the Ritz for allowing our small group to gather outside.

But the biggest thanks of all goes out to Adam and Rob, what great people. I know it was a long day and the last thing you wanted to do was deal with a bunch of weirdos freezing to death out on the streets of Cleveland but you did and by doing that you made this girls year!

Kisses to all that followed along to the end, I appreciate you!

Stalk ya later!

An absence in stalking.

Hello fellow stalkers,

Have you missed me? Probably not.

I’ve been on Twitter for quite some time now but I have currently started interacting with fellow bloggers. I want to start daily (LOL) blogging about feelings and crap and it might not ALL be about the “stalkin'”, however my intentions are to keep it close if I can.

 

Let’s start off by filling everyone in real quick… eh?

 

2 years ago I promised you blogs on the following

  • Finesse Mitchell
  • Joe Machi and John Crist
  • Shawn Colvin
  • Sean Hurwitz
  • Tom Papa
  • John Caparulo
  • Mike Armstrong and Herbie Gill
  • T.L.C. and Nacho Extreme
  • Amy Schumer

 

Took this Engagement like photo with Finesse Mitchell back in 2015 after he performed at Hilarities.

My gal pal Holly and I getting all snuggles with comedian Joe Machi after his show. I then jumped in with John Crist (white guy) annnd I don’t know the other guys name, they were the opening acts at Hilarities back in 2015.

Singer Shawn Colvin after her performance in New York for the Lincoln Center Out of Doors concert back in 2015. It was a free concert, we were actually there to snag Fiona Apple but she slipped through the cracks.

Sean Hurwitz from Smash Mouth and singer Suzi Oravec performed at Scenes Pig and Whiskey festival in Willoughby back in 2015.

  • Tried to get the lead singer but he disappeared, Sean was nice enough to stick around and meet all the fans. He even interacted with a child.
  • Suzi is a Cleveland gal that sings country and was a blast to take pictures with.

Comedian Tom Papa after his act at Hilarities back in 2015.

Smiles with John Caparulo after his comedy act back in 2015 at Hilarities.

Comedians Mike Armstrong and Herbie Gill after their act back in 2015 at the HardRock Casino.

The beautiful ladies of TLC, Chilli and T-Boz and then with Nacho Extreme, good friends and security on The WahlBurgers.

  • Shari and I went to the concert, it was TLC, NKOTB, and Nelly.
  • Paid $99 for meet and greet passes, no stalking was involved for TLC.
  • Barley House in Cleveland had an event after the concert, rumors of the NKOTB clan would be there. $10 cover charge, stayed awhile but there was no signs of the boy band. Did get to meet Henry Nacho from The Wahlburgers, not a total loss.

Stalker in crime Shari grinning ear to ear with Amy Schumer after her comedy act at Playhouse Square back in 2015.

  • I was supposed to be at this show but she had rescheduled the original date and the new one fell when I was on vacation.
  • Definitely one I regret, because Amy is hilarious as balls. I loved her on season 5 of last comic standing a million years ago and have been a fan since.
  • She did an HBO special, pictures and video from her meeting Shari in Cleveland made it on the opening credits. I have video of it somewhere…it will probably never get posted. 🙁

 

A couple extras that happened after the fact.

Bobby Collins was a delight to meet, the comedian took pictures after his show at Hilarities.

 

The below collage of photos took place at The Lake County Captains, Cleveland Sports History Night

Former Indians player Ellis Burks.

Former Indians player Len Barker

Former Cavaliers  Jim Chones.

Former Cavaliers Campy Russel

 Former Browns players Greg Pruitt and Mike Pruitt.

Cleveland State University Head Coach Dennis Felton.

John Carroll University Head Coach Mike Moran

 

A couple of failed stalks include:

  • Chris Rock / Total Blackout Tour. It was a cold and rainy day. We drove down to Cleveland before the show, PAID to park and waited for Chris to arrive at the Playhouse Square. 3 of us huddled under 1 umbrella that was now turned upside down from the dramatic winds. At one point we ran back to our car because the rain was soo heavy, but when we saw a car pull up we darted back across the street to try for the stalk. Pretty sure it was Chris, I don’t remember if we saw him get out or not. We left shortly after, drenched and defeated.
  • Shari went back the next day and tried again, this time I do believe she saw Chris but he kept on walking.
  • Found out Dave Chappelle, Arsenio Hall, and Ardie Fuqua were all surprise guests on this particular night in Cleveland.
  • Hall who is a Cleveland native tweeted about his experience.

 

  • Howie Mandel. Performed at the Hardrock Rocksino last year about this time.
  • We got there early to catch him before the show. He pulled up, pretended he was on his phone and walked by…NEVER even looked up to acknowledged us. It was rude.

 

  • Mary J. Blige / Strength of a Woman Tour. Performed at the Hardrock Rocksino.
  • Got there early, missed her going in. Stayed till the end of the show but security pushed us SOOO FAR BACK we didn’t stand a chance. Saw what we thought was her leave, get in the bus we thought was hers annnnd… jumped in our car to follow until our exit came up. Went home tired and defeated.

 

Some upcoming stalks include:

  • Johnny Mathis. I’ve been a fan of Johnny since I was a child, on Christmas Eve we’d all sing along to his Christmas VHS tape. His Christmas album is one of my favorites and I listen to it religiously during the holidays.
  • Johnny has been performing at the Playhouse Square for quite some time now when I finally realized it was time for a stalk.
  • A few years back…Hanson was also performing the night Johnny was and we decided to make it a 2 for 1, snag Hanson (At HOB) before the show super early and then hit up Johnny at the Playhouse. However Hanson came out later than usual and by the time we made it back to the Playhouse Johnny was already inside. We waited for a little, tried to get some of the workers to get him to come out but it never happened. Unfortunately, we were also seeing the Hanson show (and still had to snag the two other brothers) that we could not come back for Johnny.
  • Fast forward. Johnny will be back in Cleveland Friday, November 3rd. With such short notice, little money, and an early volleyball game I don’t think I am going to make it this time around either. I was actually looking forward to going to the show as he will be performing his new album The Great New American Songbook.

 

  • Nick Offerman / Full Bush Tour. He will be at the Playhouse Square on November 19th, I’d actually really like to see the show. I am working on getting tickets now but if not, I’d love to meet Nick, he’s hilarious.

 

  • Fred Willard / An Evening with Fred Willard. Another Playhouse Square performer, he will be in Cleveland on December 30th.
  • Ticket prices are $18 in advance and $20 at the door, seems very reasonable.
  • “We’re extremely proud to have comedy legend and Shaker Heights native Fred Willard joining us for the 2017 Cleveland Comedy Festival for a fun and engaging evening that celebrates his amazing career in film, TV, sketch and improv comedy.  The show will feature video clips from Fred’s most notable appearances as well as open, un-scripted conversation with Fred facilitated by WCPN Sound of Ideas host and Plain Dealer columnist Mike McIntyre.  You know Fred, you love Fred, join us in the Outcalt Theatre for a great evening with America’s favorite comedic everyman.” – Playhouse Square

 

These are just to name a few as there are others I have yet to fully look over and put down on paper.

 

Scheduling is hard.

Cleveland is far.

Parking isn’t cheap.

 

Above are some of the conflicts I am faced with when deciding on my next victim, but with a little better planning and a positive attitude anything is possible.

 

Once again, thank you for you time.

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Stalk ya later!