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After running on very little sleep throughout a day of squeezing between throngs of people and Storm Troopers at San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con, we thought we might be too tired to make it through the night programming. And so we dragged our weary bodies up to San Diego club 4th & B, found seats in a corner of the room and watched the crowd file inside as music from Tim & Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job!
filtered through the sound system. DJ Douggpound then joked his way through a short set which the hipsters seemed to love even though he's blatantly poking more than a little fun at hipster DJs. We quietly appreciated it, but contemplated rest. The weariness ended, though, when Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim appeared on stage in nude, hair-encrusted bodysuits complete with pendulous scrota and something that looked a little like fake excrement hanging out of their backside as they sang of bodily functions. It was crass, so much so that we were torn between laughing and cringing. We went with the former.
Joined by the cast of characters from Awesome Show, Great Job!
, Heidecker and Wareheim threw the best of the worst from their pseudo public access styled show at the audience, from impressions to ventriloquism to a medley of "Channel 5 Kids Break" hygiene songs. But what really riled the crowd was a rendition of the their opus "Sexual Romance," a trilogy of sketches revolving around an illicit affair that, in the live setting, replaces the woman in the middle of the love triangle with an inflatable doll. When Heidecker and Wareheim left the stage, the crowd was hooting "Tim and Eric" (or was it "Jim and Derrick") so loudly that we thought some might collapse.