Jon Glaser Prepares for Series Finale of Adult Swim's Delocated With Live Event at Largo
"Jon" took to Largo's stage last night in a ski mask and with his voice altered. He's a fictional character under an assumed identity, a man whose hunger for fame cannot be quelled by a pesky thing like the Witness Protection Program. No mask or vocal manipulation device can keep his bravado in check. He stood in front of the crowd dressed in Coors Light pajama bottoms, which prompted a litany of "Silver Bullet" jokes that went on for much of the performance. His t-shirt read "Fuxy" in bold letters. Underneath the logo was the definition "Funny AND Sexy." "If the and were not in all caps, I would not have bought this shirt," he explained.
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"Jon" is the brainchild of Jon Glaser, who you might recall as the guy who picked up some coke for Hannah Horvath on a recent episode of Girls. Glaser created and starred in the Adult Swim comedy Delocated, which follows the misadventures of "Jon" as he stars in a reality show about his life in Witness Protection. Every now and again, Glaser brings "Jon" to the stage for Delocated Live events.
"It's fun to play someone who is that different and that much of a dick," says Glaser. "Even doing these live shows, it's so freeing because you can say whatever you and not worry about it because that's just the character and it's expected."
The Delocated Live events aren't quite like the show. There is no plot. It's more of a variety show hosted by "Jon." Sometimes there are musical guests -- Ben Gibbard, Bob Mould and Corin Tucker have played with him in the past -- or burlesque performers. Last night, it was all stand-up with pals like Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Schaal and many more. There were some stand-out performances during the course of the night. Schaal pushed the crowd into fits of laughter with her parody of The Vagina Monologues, "Taintalogues." Brett Gelman, of Go On and Eagleheart, brought the voice of self-loathing to life in a bit that was as bizarre as it was really relatable.
As much of a blast as Delocated Live was last night, it was a bittersweet affair. On March 7, Adult Swim will air Delocated's series finale. After three seasons, the chronicles of "Jon's" not-so-quiet life will cease.