NIGHT AT THE KISMET FIREHOUSE
FULL OF SURPRISES.
Expect the Unexpected.
Sam Wood has another side that only a few of us were aware of it
but the whole community discovered when he was MC.
Who amongst us thought the laconic, poker faced Sam Wood is funny?
Answer: very few! (especially those by his own
admission who wait months to have their houses fixed –“some even wait for
Who ever saw him play the guitar and write songs?
Answer: no one!!!
“This town is too full of
too many in the community …
I’m looking for people who
don’t volunteer. People who do nothing. People who sleep till 4PM and then stay
up and make a lot of noise at night… Who drink a lot of beer and then leave the
cans all over the place. …people who litter the beach. People who just
generally don't do anything”.
Then he asked the crowd what was the most important thing in their
house and after the usual responses he cleared it up and you said “no… the most
important thing in your house is the toilet. People can do without a sink,
without a shower, and many of your friends do. What do you need the most what
you cannot do without? Your best friend is your toilet. The toilet intimately
knows every orifice in your body. Treat it horribly but it is always there
smiling up at you”
Then, to everyone’s astonishment he opened a guitar case sitting
at the side of the stage. The crowd watched in silence as he opened it and took
the guitar with him to his seat.
Sam prefaced his next move saying “no one loves Kismet more than
me. I love it so much I wrote a song about it. I'm not much of a tunesmith so I wrote it to the tune of an old Shaft
movie, not the newer one, the original and put my own words to it...
This is dedicated to my wife Amy"
The crowd went "Awww"
Where upon he caterwauled "I love Kismet" and with one loud plunk put
the guitar down saying to the rapt audience
"You didn’t think I was going to play this on front of all of you?”
The crowd roared.
Later he said:
By his own admission Sam was riding "bareback" in his
role as MC for the night.
"I didn't start preparing till 4 in the afternoon ...and about 5 I noticed
this guitar case outside one of the kid’s rooms. So I got this idea 'what are
the chances that anyone ever saw me play the guitar? None!'"
McLaughlin and former INN Bartender circa ‘70’s
THE SHOW: A
perfectly balanced evening wisely made up of two different comics: one for the
younger crowd and the other for the more “mature”.
Dennis admitted “I’m Irish, but not a cop”
He just had his 29th birthday. His friends, not great givers, gave him a “bummer of gift: a $20 scratch
off ticket….Worse would have been 20 $1 tickets.”
His idea of fighting crime? He ripped the windshield wiper off
his car. “Now I never get tickets”.
The clean cut, admittedly pudgy, young man appealed to the
younger people in the house.
stand-up comedian for 36 years he is currently warm up
comedian on the Rachel Ray show.
Look at this shit equipment…doesn’t work
Many hilarious unprintable references about size & location
Fire hose reminds him of
something else limp
Notices this reporter – hey, what are you writing???
After his hilarious performance he was invited to pick the 50/50
is the President of the Kismet Fire Department Auxiliary.
McKeehan and Wendy Schou picked up the mantle to be the chairpersons of Comedy
had assistance from many volunteers including: Mary Pat Boyle, Myrna Ussach,
Jacquie Jones, Linda Knoth, the Schou Family (Jeff,
Julie, Joe and Rob Colaianni), Joe Hanner, Dana DeRuvo, Patty Lyon, Sandy
Romaka, Brian Kelley, Dave Lambe and our valued emcee, Sam Wood!
was a nice turnout for the weather threatening Friday night. Over 105
attendees! A big thanks to the Kismet Community and their support.
Rooney and Joey Kola kept us laughing in our seats!
introduction of a Lottery Tree Raffle also gave us the chance to win big- and
our big winners were Linda Nowachek and Janet Lockie O'Connor, or the Chiros,
as we affectionately refer to our Lazybones docs. Thanks to Jacquie Jones for
the new idea.
KFD also sold chances to win the July 4th parade's Wagon of Cheer.
If you haven't snagged one yet please do so this weekend!
total, the Auxiliary raised over $2500 to add to the monies that are being
earmarked to improve safety communications in Kismet for our First Responders.