The Weekend Tally

Megan’s report of B.J. Novak’s appearance at Providence College

I saw B.J. Novak’s comedy show last night at Providence College (my alma mater) in RI, and it was fantastic.

B.J. started the show with a funny story about getting locked out of the building right before his performance. He then shared how he got lost driving from his family’s house outside Boston to Providence. I have a video of his altercation with the “On Star” lady that I can send in a separate email attachment if you’d like.

There were many memorable sketches throughout the evening. B.J. read from his new children’s book — “Wikipedia Brown” — and introduced the audience to “Shy Puppet,” a bashful frog that didn’t talk. B.J. also gave several shout-outs to New England and the Boston area, doing a great Boston/RI accent in one of his jokes.

At the end of his routine, B.J. took questions from the audience. He promised us that after the Quentin Tarantino movie, he will be returning to The Office in some capacity in January, but said he couldn’t say any more.

He also explained Ryan’s bad decisions over the past few years, including the Cheesy Pita Fire and why he keeps going back to Kelly Kapoor. And when asked to do push-ups for us, he happily obliged!

I have been a JKras fan since the beginning, and wasn’t sure what I’d think of B.J.’s performance last night. I’m happy to say I enjoyed every moment of the show last night, though, and now I’m starting to wonder which of these two Newton-born Office men I love more. Great job, B.J.!


  1. I love jenna’s blogs. Those behind-the-scenes things are my favorite, too, tanster!
    hahha and the Dwight tattoo is kind of funny. But i’m not too sure I’d want his face on my arm staring at people.

  2. Oh. My. Word. That Dwight tattoo is … just … wow.

    On a less creeped-out note, I loved the meeting of Dwight and Gareth! And of course, Jenna’s blogs are always wonderfully full of backstage tidbits for all us Office geeks. ;) Great Tally!

  3. I am so upset about FJM shutting down. Please come back and post occasionally guys! And please keep the merch site up because I plan on buying some things.

    I saw the new Blackberry commercial last night and thought “I know that voice!” Now if they could just make a Blackberry where John talks to you, THEN I’d get one. ;) I am thrilled he finally got a full-page spread in People’s SMA – you deserve it baby!

  4. Awesome Weekend Tally! Jenna does great blogs, and I am SO jealous of that person who took a picture with John. But still happy for a fellow fan…

  5. I love the fan report of meeting John!! I love that he used their Sharpie and the “it was magical” made me laugh because I would have felt the same way. :)

  6. I loved the clown anecdote- Jim’s “yeah…really can’t move him” line was one of my favorites from the episode so I’m super impressed that it was improvised. I went back and watched the ending and I think you can hear the beginnings of muffled laughter at the very end of the scene!

  7. Looooved the new weekend Tally!! Jenna’s blogs are phenomenal as always, and I love reading about BJ, Mindy, and John coming home to the Boston area :) The Dwight tattoo is hysterical, and the fan sighting of John at Brown was awesome – “it was magical” – I’m sure it was!! Sooo super jealous! Aaaaaand there’s a good chance I’m going to be buying a new Blackberry just because John did the commercials – they roped me into it 100% haha

  8. Awesome weekend tally, tanster! I’ve had computer problems and this was one of the first things I saw once I came back to the internet land and boy was it a sight for sore eyes!

  9. Wow, great Tally this week! Guess who’s running to pick up People Magazine tomorrow??? I had it in my hand in the checkout at Target and didn’t have a chance to thumb through it so I put it back! For shame!

    Also, tanster: I wanted to say this last week but I always write so much that I don’t have enough room! Don’t apologize for the ads! This site is SO awesome it could be pasted with garish ads for weight loss pills and pop-ups and all and I’d still come here! We appreciate you so much- whatever you have to do is A-OK! Honestly, I barely notice the new ads anyway!

  10. I love behind-the-scenes type stuff, too, Tanster!! SO much great stuff! John/Jim picked Jenna/Pam for his Desert Island choice! So cute… That Dwight tattoo was crazy! Also, glad to see Angela getting recognized more for her role. Great stuff!!

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