Saturday night, TOG and I went to a comedy festival with friends. This is dangerous for two reasons...
- Comedy makes me laugh really hard (duh!). Thus I rate comedy shows on the official Asthmagirl Inhaler Lung Scale (AILS) which is similar to how scientists predict earthquakes except far more exact.
- Most comedy festivals are in downtown Seattle which is triple jeopardy for the lungs; bus diesel, parking garages AND laughing as hard as you can...? Time for AILS!
So the two headliners were:
Mike Birbiglia and...
While the two opening comedians were very good, these two had me reaching for the inhaler multiple times. (Yes, laughter is a trigger!).
Kathleen Madigan alone? We saw her last year. She was a 4.5 on the AILS.... Kathleen Madigan and Mike Birbiglia? They scored an all time high at 6!
Thus, on Sunday I was struggling with how bad my chest hurt from both coughing as hard as I could and laughing until I cried!
I would far rather have asthma issues from laughter than anything else though!