Gary Gulman opened with a quick quip about wanting "to set the record for beards of bees" before setting down his recording device on the stool onstage. "But first, I’m going to record this, so you can see where you can do better…because you might mail it in," Gulman said, referring in fact to the audience. "And when you come back at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow you can know how to be better."

Kudos to the big guy, also, for successfully using the word "irascible" in a punchline. About The Mary Tyler Moore Show, even.