I guess this is a big deal for those folks not doing anything better than watching late night TV on the weekend.
However, I can think of nothing that will do a greater disservice to the people of Kansas City.
Well, for starters Kansas City has a horrible record when it comes to local talent going on to bigger and better things. This cowtown seems to smother attention on folks with even a modicum of pop culture success thereby killing their ambition to push forward and do greater things. See: David Cook.
Sudeikis is sorta funny, but at this point he’s not even a decent character actor and he’s simply a familiar face who makes cameo appearances in crappy date movies.
It gets worse: We’ve already discussed that Kansas City Improv isn’t funny and it’s really kind of tragic and sad. Well, this appearance will undoubtedly inspire all of the local comedy geeks to reach for the stars or at least to keep on trying to pick up a check from NBC rather than perusing the more realistic option of finally breaking down and taking that job at Hot Topic.
I expect no less than 2 dozen Improv geeks (and maybe a few of the moderately attractive women they hang with) to show up and laugh way too loud at every quip coming from this mid-level TV comedic actor while the rest of the crowd is more interested in avoiding getting killed or raped on their way back to the car.
Given the fake attendance number for The Plaza lighting and now their obsession with faux celebrity ALONG WITH a horrible economy, this should make the start of the X-mas season in KC even more unbearable and typically full of KC false expectations and hope. My only quandary throughout this entire hot mess is whether or not KC Improv geeks are more lame than David Cook fans. However, since this is the “season of giving” they both should get the benefit of the doubt for being equally hopeless and without the ability to discern their own talent or that of minor celebrities making the trip back to this cowtown.