So I Married A Comedian Rachel Specter

Let me start by saying that I can’t believe I’m married.  It sounds so weird and old.  But it’s pretty fun.  Because I married a comedian.

When I got engaged to my husband, my mom was so excited for us, she shared the news with some of her co-workers at her K-8 school in Florida.  THEM: “Is he a doctor?!”  MOM: “Ummm, no.” THEM: “Is he a lawyer?!”  MOM: “Nope.” THEM: “Well what is he, then?!” MOM: “A comedian.”  THEM: Silence.  No one dreams that their daughter will marry a comedian. In fact, even after six years together, my parents still don’t really understand it.  And my grandfather definitely thinks we’re destitute.  But I think it’s pretty awesome.  I get to laugh all of the time.  I’m laughing right now as I write this because I can hear Dan (that’s the husband) kinda singing/kinda making weird singing noises in the shower**.  I also get pranked, embarrassed in public and become the butt of jokes.

One day, I made the mistake of letting Dan use my computer after I went on Facebook.  I didn’t notice anything weird until I started getting a crazy influx of texts.  And let’s be real here, I have a BFF that I text with nonstop so if I get one that’s not from her, I think I’m popular.  First text said, “I didn’t know you surfed!”  Ummm, I’m sorry, what does that mean??  I let the person have it, maybe they accidentally texted me.  Then a minute later I got another: “You better be careful out there!”  Now I knew something was up, plus Dan got this little mischievous smile when I showed him the texts.  So I grabbed my computer back to find that my status now read: FINALLY HEADING TO MALIBU FOR NIGHT SURFING!! WHO WANTS TO COME?

After carefully explaining to my pals that not only do I not surf, but my affinity for partaking in dangerous activities stops at watching The Vampire Diaries, I thought that would be it.  But no, I soon realized that I had unknowingly signed up for a lifetime of this prank, which I call: The status hijack.  For years now, my status has been updated without my consent to everything from   “Totally got a ticket for getting in a cop car super drunk!”  to “I’m on a private plane to the UK. I can’t say no to Kanye West!!!”  To things like: “Takin’ some Sunday night shots at da’ club!” and “Smeh!” and “In Germany. Kinda wanna move here!” and “I’ve packed my bags and I am ready to go! Anyone got any tips for 10 weeks in Kenya?”  I’ve stopped apologizing to my parents, coworkers and concerned friends (several told me to make sure I had all my shots before I headed to Africa) and now I secretly look forward to when it happens again because it never fails to make me smile.  It’s what I signed up for, I married a comedian…  I highly recommend it.

**Dan just explained to me that he was actually singing Yankee Doodle Dandy in the shower.  Totally normal.

My husband, Dan Levy

Photo credit: danlevyshow.com

comments

Please help us maintain positive conversations by refraining from posting spam, advertisements, and links to other websites or blogs. we reserve the right to remove your comment if it does not adhere to these guidelines. thanks! post a comment.

  1. I’m going to admit I had a total crush on Dan watching him on MTV. Very lucky lady! :)

  2. you go girl

  3. Thanks you guys!

    Rachel Specter | 11/06/2011 09:11 pm
  4. ~Funny Guys are hot~you guys look good together~

  5. Wow First of all Congrats, I think that is very cool that you married a Comedian, you get to be with your love that makes you laugh everyday, of every minute of every second, I think that is so cool and cute. Now that’s my kind of Marriage ( if I can get married someday I’m Gay LOL) To laugh everyday~very very very cute.

  6. Oh my gosh, no hate to Tommy fresh, but I saw your man open for Aziz Ansari last year and he was by far the funniest comedian of the night! And probably one of the funniest comedians I have ever seen. I have been trying to get more info on him since then!

  7. AHHH amazing, cute and funny post! MORE MORE MORE from Rachel Specter!!!!

  8. Dan performed at my school a few years ago, he’s a funny man.

  9. Awww!! congrats:) funny guys always do seem to be the best :)

  10. TOO CUTE.

  11. A comedian who plays guitar and loves all holidays as much as I do is my dream guy, lol! This was a sweet article, definitely made me giggle. :-)

  12. I saw your husband live when he came to Miami to open for Aziz Ansari ! Congrats on the marriage and you’re lucky to have a funny man! :D

  13. YAY!! I saw your husband open for Aziz Ansari twice in Denver, he was super funny. This was a very sweet article. Being a standup comic is tough I consider one of the 3 hardest things to do along with picking up a woman (I still don’t know how I did that one and got married) and playing cornerback in football.

  14. I’ll keep the comedian thing in mind while searching for a husband! haha it’s sounds like too much fun!!

HelloGiggles Podcast