Tix still available for B.J.’s Friday show at GWU

Hey D.C. Tallyheads, it looks like tickets are still available for B.J. Novak’s show this Friday at George Washington University.

Prices are $20 for the general public and $12 for GW students.

Link: GW Program Board presents B.J. Novak

Tipster: Megan

A fan report after the jump.

Lindsay’s report

B.J. Novak The Office

I went to BJ’s show at George Washington University last night, and it was so great! The audience was really excited, even starting a chant of “We want BJ!” while we waited.

When he walked on stage, I realized how nice it was to see a familiar face after this long Office withdrawal. He gave us an awesome show, but I won’t spoil anything by telling you my favorite jokes. (Pandas, anyone?)

However, I do hope a Tallyhead got a photo of him with “Shy Puppet” because BJ specifically requested that we post that photo on the web so everyone would think his act was really a puppet show. I couldn’t get my camera out in time to get a shot of it, but it was a really cute moment.

Anyway, let’s skip ahead to the most important part — meeting BJ! If I had known I’d get a chance to meet him after the show, I would have put a little more effort into covering up the zit on my chin.

As I waited in line, I wondered how I could make him be my best friend in 30 seconds. Should I make him laugh? Should I flatter him? Should I club him over the head and take him hostage?

I decided I’d just tell him that I loved the show. I loved that his jokes were not only funny, but also really smart. You can tell he’s got the mind of a writer, and that he trusts his audience is intelligent. I have a lot of respect for that.

When it was finally my turn to meet him, I condensed all that into “Hi, it’s so nice to meet you!” But I think he got the gist.

I did manage to stop swooning long enough to ask if he would be getting back to The Office soon. He was optimistic, and said they should be able to finish 4 more episodes this season if all goes as planned. Fingers crossed!

In all seriousness, he was really gracious and friendly, and it was such a fun night. Highly recommended.


  1. Heh… I’m going, Tanster, so I’ll try and get a report for y’all. :)I met BJ briefly in Scranton, but boy, he was mobbed after the writers’ session, so I just stayed back and talked to Jason and Jen instead.

  2. That’s so great that there are tix for the general public – I read that BJ’s show at Northwestern University sold out quickly and that one was only open to students. Hope any Tallyheads going to the GW or NU shows have a great time – please share any stories! :)

  3. Now it is sold out!

    Any chance someone has one ticket they want to sell me?! I would love love you forever!

  4. Very cool! I went to his show last weekend at William & Mary and then found out about GW show. It was really fun, everyone should get a chance to see his standup act. :)

  5. OMG, i just got really sad after reading this post because they were all sold out after i tried getting tix today :( Ugh, maybe some other time :(

  6. When I went to his stand-up act the whole show was almost 2 hours, including the opener and BJ’s Q&A session at the end.

  7. great summary…i was there too! the panda thing was absolutely my favorite. and he was so nice after the show, i love how he made time to meet everyone, even though the line was ridiculously long. i told him it was my roommate’s birthday, and he wished her a happy birthday and gave her a huge hug, making it possibly the greatest moment of her life!

  8. The fact that BJ is smiling seems like he enjoyed meeting her too! (He seems serious face in at least half of his photos.) Sounds like a lot of fun! I have to agree, I appreciate the cleverness behind BJ’s jokes. Well put!

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