By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Monday, May 11, 2015
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally bring hope to anybody who thinks marriage kills sexual drive.
Together for 15 years, the celebrity couple still enjoy each other’s company so much, they’ve decided to tell the world about their intimate exploits – in comical fashion, of course – on a tour that bring them to the Tabernacle Wednesday for two shows. It’s titled (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe.” (Tickets here).
“We’re having an absolute blast,” said Offerman, who just concluded a six-year run with “Parks & Recreation” as the meat-loving, woodworking fanatic Ron Swanson.”We engineered this tour so we could spend a bunch of time together driving around the country.”
And the weather has cooperated as well with not a tornado warning in sight as they drove around the Midwest last week. “But there might an earthquake in my pants in 15 minutes,” he warned.
For many married men and women, this sounds like a recipe for disaster. But these two said they truly enjoy riffing off each other, on stage and off. Just don’t bring the kids.
“The show is not just raunchy but sacrilegious,” promised Mullally, best known as the wise-cracking Karen Walker on “Will & Grace.” “There’s something offensive for everybody.”
When told the Tabernacle is a converted church, Mullally said, “The church will never be the same again.”
“We also love peaches,” Offerman added, his reference to Atlanta. “I think with that ingredient and playing in a church, we’ll be hedonistic heaven.”
They will sing about all the places they’ve made whoopee. They will offer stories of how they lost their virginity. They will throw out facetious names for their favorite sexual positions using references to TV (“Cake Boss”), movies (“An Inconvenient Truth”) and musical acts (Sean “Puffy” Combs). “That was fun to flesh out,” Offerman said, pun intended.
He said they feel like “an old show-biz couple” doing this silly shtick on a stage. “It’s an old chestnut,” Offerman declared. “Great comedy begins in the pants.”
Offerman, who is also a stand-up comic, is happy to live without said pants. Last month, he posed nude on the cover of Esquire with Chelsea Handler despite the fact he is no Brad Pitt – or perhaps because of it.
“Someone must have been slipped a mickey at the Esquire offices,” Offerman said. “It struck me as incredibly peculiar.”
And thanks to Photoshop, he said “they got rid of 90 percent of my back hair. And I appreciate how they made me look 20 to 25 pounds heavier. I think it looks really natural!”
“It’s less a magazine cover and more a museum-quality shot,” Offerman said.
Summer of 69, No Apostrophe with Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
8 p.m. Wednesday, May 13
$39.50 before fees
152 Luckie St., Atlanta