Stand-up comedians Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero celebrated their second wedding anniversary in October – around the same time they revealed they’re expecting their first child.
Their biggest concern about becoming parents?
“We fear if we have a daughter and she eventually gets married that she and a group of friends will come to a comedy show with plastic penis hats and ruin a stand-up performance during their bachelorette party,” the couple wrote in an email to the Observer. “So far, audiences have not assuaged our fears.”
“As you do comedy longer and longer, it becomes harder to find stuff to write about, so while we aren’t having this baby specifically for material, so far it’s what we like best about her/him/they,” they said.
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But before they’re consumed by blending their own organic baby food or considering the advantages of cloth diapers, Kasher and Leggero are sharing the stage on their extended Honeymoon Tour. They begin a four-night run at The Comedy Zone Thursday.
Both perform their own individual sets, followed by a relationship counseling session for couples in the audience.
“We climb onstage together and pull couples out of the audience to troubleshoot their relationships, asking each member of the couple what their pet peeves are about the other,” they said in the joint email interview. “The fourth part of the show is the aftermath, where those couples keep fighting about the issues we revealed onstage, and then, eventually, split up.”
Working together isn’t new to the duo. Kasher appears on Leggero’s Comedy Central show, “Another Period,” and both participated in the network’s “Roast of Justin Bieber.”
“We will offer heavy critique if one of us kills and the other doesn’t,” they said of whether they offer each other feedback. “It’s an effective way of hobbling a person while they are riding high on success and bringing them back down to earth.”
Don’t expect the tour to inspire them to co-author a book about marriage, though.
“You might not see a book, as they are out of style right now, but you might see some pretty insightful tweets now that Twitter has increased the character limit to 280,” they said.
So what have they learned through this experiment?
“Never go to a comedian for relationship advice.”
Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero
When: 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Details: 980-321-4702; www.cltcomedyzone.com.