9 Important Things We Learned From Adam DeVine
Ray, the opener, was a surprise hit. His frat bro persona and college girl impersonations were hilarious and got the crowd pumped.
Walking out drinking a cup of beer while Run-D.M.C. blared from the speakers, Adam Devine was hype before the show even started.
As photographers scrambled to get his picture he decided to have a little fun and started posing, jumping and rolling around on the stage.
Now, I was unsure of what to expect from the Workaholics star but I was pleasantly surprised. DeVine talked about a lot things like his dad, life, partying, and smoking weed — basically, what every college kid can relate to. In fact, he mentioned some pretty important stuff. Here are some of my favorite educational topics he touched on:
1. Adam Devine 2016? In the opening of his set, DeVine mentioned how he “doesn’t like shootings.” I would hope that most people agree (unless you’re the NRA). He goes on to say that if he weren’t so stupid that he would “run for Congress,” but his only platform topic would be that he’s opposed to shootings. Sounds like a solid plan to me. Watch out, Hillary.
2. How to fight in 2015. “You can’t run away like a bitch anymore.” Truer words have never been spoken. Devine recounted his childhood and the fights he and his friends would get into, where the only problem was that he was a “lover ,not a fighter.” From his aversion he devised a two-step solution that involves acting “masochistic” and “homoerotic.”
Step 1: Moan Step 2: Say, “Hit the other side”
And if this doesn’t work, you could act like a T. rex (it’ll probably scare the shit out of the other person).
3. His first time being recognized. If you ever become famous and are recognized in public for the first time, don’t do the double backward peace signs. According to DeVine it’s “the douchiest” move ever, and I feel it not only applies to famous people but everyone.
4. On Pitch Perfect. He thought he was auditioning for a baseball movie. Everyone thought it was going to be about baseball until they saw the trailer. #Curveball
5. Obama. “I know we have a president named Obama. All I know about the guy.” Well, that’s better than most people.
6. Global warming. With spring break approaching, college kids across the country are getting ready to leave campus and venture out to warmer climates for a week. DeVine is also ready for spring break, but he has his sights set on a spot that isn’t in Florida or Mexico. “I can’t wait to visit somewhere tropical — like the Arctic.” Thanks to green house gases, it may all be possible. Just be wary of polar bears (if there are any left).
7. Being single is okay. Some people fear being alone. DeVine is not one of those people. In fact, he offers the best advice to us single people, “Go get fro-yo.” This is by far the most satisfactory part of being single: being able to go out whenever you want just because you can. So, enjoy, single people. Pinkberry is calling your name.
8. STDs. To DeVine, the scariest part of STDs is the D… the disease. It’s like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get (Forrest Gump, your mother was a smart woman). The best STD to have is crabs apparently because they “sound delicious.” Yum.
9. Dating. We’ve all had that moment when our partner (or mom) asks us the dreaded question: “Do I look fat in this?” A wrong answer to this question could be devastating so most people obviously say no. But if you’re one of those people who cannot tell a lie, don't worry — Devine's got you covered. His solution? Tell the truth but in a sarcastic tone. Try it and let me know how it goes.
For a guy who plays a functioning stoner on TV and a douchy acapella singer in a movie, DeVine offers some pretty practical knowledge, keeping it honest, funny, and most importantly, weird.
Photos by Adham Elsharkawi