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Dave Ugly " The Underwear Incident"

Posted by briantshirley on August 28, 2010 at 11:45 AM

 Several years ago I had a gig in N.C. on the coast and one of my good friends Dave Evans( aka Dave Ugly) asked if he could tag along, as he did not have a gig that week and wanted to get out of town for a few days. I said "sure" and, " maybe he could even emcee or do a guest spot if he wanted " providing the club owner was cool with it. We knew Dave would have to stay in my room as he was not on the bill, but that was cool with both of us, we'd been friends for years.

 We got stuck in traffic on the way up, and made it to the hotel about 30 minutes before showtime. Thank God the comedy club was in the hotel because we were both stessed out with the trip and everything. I went up to the room to take a two mintue shower and change, while Dave started pounding beers. When I got to the club, Dave said he no longer wanted to go onstage and I could not blame him, I, however, had no choice. The show went great and a good time was had by all, especially Dave. He was well into his cups by the time we went to the room and I wasn't feeling too bad myself. Needles to say, we were both out as soon as our heads hit the pillows.

 Around 4:00 am, I was awakened by loud knocking on the door to my hotel room.( It is important to note that this was one of those nice hotels, with the doors to the rooms on the inside of the building, leading to the hallway.) I stumbled out of bed, feeling very groggy and wondering who the hell was pounding on the door. When I opened the door, there was Dave Ugly (Yes, the same Dave who fell asleep in the room with me) standing in the hallway, in his UNDERWEAR!. I actually looked back at the bed to make sure he wasn't still in it. I didn't say a word as I was a little shocked, and I can only imagine the look on my face as Dave said " I know, I know, let me in security is coming" . I let him in and, beleive it or not, did not say a word. We were so tired we just crashed.

 On the way back to Chas.,S.C. ( about a 5 hour trip) the next day I found out what had happened. It did take a while for Dave to tell me bacause I could not look at his hungover self and remember him standing in the hallway half naked without laughing to the point of tears. Apparently he had got up to use the bathroom ( still drunk and half asleep) and after releiving himself had simply walked out the door to the room without knowing it. He then got lost in the hallway and could not remember which room he was in. He knocked on someone else's door and they said " You got the wrong room", to which David put his hand over the eye hole in the door and said " Quit looking at me." He did find the right room, and I do remember after I got him in I heard a security guard in the hallway talking to someone and the person was saying " I don't know, it was some drunk guy in his underwear".

 As we neared Chas. and I could talk without laughing I said to Dave " You know I have to tell people about this, espescially the other comics." He just put on his sunglasses, sucked in a deep breath and shook his head. He knew.

 This story has been told with Dave's permission.


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Reply Teresa
8:38 AM on January 22, 2011 
I laugh so hard everytime I read this story. I can just see you two doing this. Glad he found the right room.
Reply Sandra Nachlinger
1:49 PM on August 28, 2012 
What a great story! I can definitely see this as a scene in a book--with the names changed to protect the participants, of course!
Reply briantshirley
2:14 PM on August 28, 2012 
Sandra Nachlinger says...
What a great story! I can definitely see this as a scene in a book--with the names changed to protect the participants, of course!

Actually it is already in my latest book, and I did not protect the innocent. No names were changed, you can check it out on Amazon. Thanks so much Sandra, I'm glad you enjoyed our little adventure, here's the link to the book "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Club"
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