It was an evening of music and laughs at the Lobero last Sunday night when Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally presented their show Summer of 69: No Apostrophe to a delighted audience.
Show openers, Nancy and Beth — aka Mullally and her singing partner Stephanie Hunt — skipped onto stage at 7:30 sharp, clad in matching brown jumpsuits. “Yes, I’m opening for myself,” Mullally quipped after the duo performed a gorgeous rendition of Loretta Lynn’s “Whispering Sea.” The pair enraptured the crowd with their warm harmonies on three more songs before retreating backstage.
Mullally then returned hitching a piggyback ride from husband Nick Offerman. They opened their show with a spritely tune about the Summer of 69, which began with a sweet verse before descending into uproarious crassness with lyrics such as “I’m begging for his pudding blaster,” as Mullally sang.
Married for 13 years, Offerman and Mullally bantered easily, revealing their prescient wit regarding sex, marriage, and society. Politics arose briefly when the couple played a sarcastic ditty about Donald Trump that skewered the Republican candidate and elicited hearty laughter from the audience. Other song topics included Hollywood celebrities and “their glittering holes” — “Chris Hemsworth will leave you quite Thor,” according to Mullally — and their wedding vows, which ended with the ridiculous lines “Let’s dress up like cats and go killing / Meow, meow, meow / Cats that do murder.”
Highlights included a visit onstage by their dog Clover, who refused to leave; reading love letters they wrote one another when Mullally went to the grocery store; a retelling of a spat they had about cutting two old oak trees down; and a song of true random facts about them: “My first boyfriend is married to Julia Louis-Dreyfus,” revealed Mullally. “A Hungarian man tried to go down on me in Japan,” confessed Offerman.
It was a lighthearted, clever show that gave insight into Mullally and Offerman’s relationship and kept attendees in stitches. The duo ended with a song thanking the audience and claiming, “We’ve gotten very fond of you; we hate to see you go.” Right back at you.