Let me start off by saying this:
Sean Gunn has tremendous hair!
Like, possibly top 5 hairdos ever!
I know that sounds like I'm pandering, but I mean it.
And I've studied the hell out of his hair!
Why you ask?
Because there are too many ways to spell his name.
Bear with me...
November 3rd 2013, my friend (or he'd soon become my friend), Shaun Kreider was cast into ComedySportz.
My own ComedySportz mentor, Sean Curran, would constantly tell Shaun, he's spelling his name wrong.
According to the Bleacher Report, there are 11 variations of "Sean."
For example the aforementioned Sean and Shaun, as well as Shawn, Shawne, and even the overly Irish, Chone. For our purposes we're just going to stick with Sean & Shaun.
Somewhere around the end of 2016, I had told another ComedySportz Player/Friend, Josh Holober-Ward, that I had never played Dungeons and Dragon, but I had always wanted to.
Along with (MORE) ComedySportz Players/Friends: Emily Davis (#27), Kristin Finger (#7), Kevin Pettit (#25) and Alli Soowal (#36).
*I have included ALL of their numbers in case you wanted to play the lottery or something...mine is #9.
WHAT THE HELL DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH SEAN GUNN AND HIS HAIR?!?
Hold on...I'm getting to it.
So our D&D campaign continued for quite a while. Some people came and some people went. But we continued to meet, semi-regularly.
Then, on June 3, 2017, something magical happened...
We were asked, by our friend Mike Gregorek (ComedySportz NYC player), to PERFORM a D&D style Improv Show at Wizard World in Philadelphia!
Shaun and I had performed the year before at Wizard World as part of ComedySportz, in a rare 1 on 1 match. It was probably my favorite ComedySportz moment from 2016.
We'd be performing as ComedySportz again (or as NERDPROV) this year...
But before we donned the Blue & Red jerseys, we'd be dressed in all black for the origin of "Roll Play."
(Have you won the lottery yet?)
It's coming! Jeez!
So we performed "Roll Play: An Improvised Adventure" (though that name would come later). The crowd LOVED it! So much so, people ditched the Michael Rooker panel to come see us. Or Michael Rooker's panel was sold out and people had no other option...either way, it was terrific!
We've waited long enough. Now, tell us about SEAN GUNN's FUCKING HAIR!!!
So after Roll Play and after ComedySportz, most people went home. Shaun, Kristin and I decided to go back out on the floor which was closing in about 20 minutes.
Suffice to say, there was almost NO ONE there.
The Fans and many of the vendors had packed it in for the day.
Sean Gunn was still there however, and Shaun thought it would be cool to get a photo with him for his Dad for Father's Day (The Kreider's are Gilmore Girls fans...that's not a judgement merely a statement of fact).
Now it should be mentioned, that me, a balding man, am jealous of Shaun Kreider's hair. And Shaun loves to point this out. So as we walk up to Sean Gunn to get a photo (yes we paid and followed all the rules), I decide to take a shot at my buddy and say, "Hey Shaun, finally someone with nicer hair than you."
They took this great photo:
I immediately became pissed! My buddy had just shelled out a decent amount of money to get this photo, and we were all the sudden being ghosted?!?
As we walked away I looked back and saw Sean Gunn was staring daggers at me. WHAT THE HELL???
I realized it was the end of the day and he'd seen a lot of people, but I had been there all day too and had performed two shows!!!
I was just as tired, man!
Also, I rule the Seven Kingdoms, bro!
Or I guess Kristin does. But I digress...
So I let it go, because Shaun was so happy and I didn't want to ruin his moment.
I was seething while driving home.
I trashed Sean Gunn to my friends Jimmy and Petra who we had over for dinner that night.
I was still annoyed while going to bed.
The next morning, in the shower I replayed the event in my head forwards and backwards. Why was Sean Gunn a dick to me?
Then, while playing it forward again, my mind's eye caught this line:
"Hey Sean, finally someone with nicer hair than you."
I immediately thought, "er...Shaun, not Sean..."
Sean Gunn thought I was being a dickhole right to his face...and I WAS, though I meant to be a dickhole to Shaun's face.
How could I right this wrong?
My daughter and I were going back to Comic Con for the last day so she could meet some of the Disney Princess...okay Harley Quinn:
|Yes Kit was shy until Harley said, "Wanna hold my bat?"|
It was a nightmare getting the bat back from Kit.
I thought, I should go over and apologize. Then I thought, will he even remember? So instead Kit and I went and said "Hello" to Rider Strong, who was awesome and we got waved to by Kristy Swanson (the original Buffy) because kids are adorable!
In the end, I did NOT apologize to Sean Gunn. I did however tell Jimmy & Petra that I was terribly wrong and they laughed in my face.
Maybe someday I'll work with Sean Gunn and I'll tell him this story and he'll laugh. Or maybe he'll remember and have me removed from the set.
Sorry Sean. You have terrific hair!