The Tony Awards are tonight!
As excited as I am to see the incomparable Neil Patrick Harris host the festivities, and watch performances from the most exciting lineup of nominated shows in years…
I’m really psyched about the red carpet.
You see, the Tonys are in my ‘hood this year, at the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side. You may remember it as the site of Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars, A Benefit for Autism, hosted by Jon Stewart.
Rory and I happened upon that red carpet quite by accident. A small crowd of people had gathered on the sidewalk across the street from the red carpet, so we stopped to see who we could see.
Most of the celebs got out of their cars and went straight into the media tent, but a few acknowledged the crowd. Amy Poehler and Will Arnett waved. Jack Black did a high energy running high-five.
And Jimmy Fallon kissed my dog.
I was holding Rory in the crush of people. Jimmy was shaking hands and working the crowd — this was right before Late Night went on the air. When he stepped in front of me, he said “Your dog is so cute,” and then kissed Rory right on the mouth.
Rory never heard from Jimmy again.