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A Night of Laughs with comedian, Ronny Chieng from The Daily Show

The Rockwell

Saturday night at The Rockwell in Somerville, Ronny Chieng from The Daily Show made me laugh so hard that tears were rolling down my face and my voice got hoarse from laughing so much.

This was exactly what I needed after the week we had and I’m so glad that he touched on the insanity. Yes, yes…yassss!

I didn’t care too much for the comics that preceded him tho especially when one of them, who was actually the host, recycled the whole Chinese-people-eating-cats/dogs “joke.” Really? You’re gonna throw that one out knowing that Ronny is headlining the event? And, knowing that it’s been done so much that unless you bring something new to the table, you better sit down and stay seated. But, the Mister and I didn’t come to the show for him. Thank gawd.

Ronny touched on so many things that the Mister and I could relate to: going through customs at the airport, the subway, and being Chinese among many other things.

Ronny Chieng | by Lillian Lee

At the end of the show, Ronny was super nice about meeting the audience and we jumped at the chance. I told him, “I love you,” as the Mister and I left with a couple USBs of his previous specials.

I asked the Mister if he was aight with me telling that to Ronny to which he responded that he loved Ronny too.

Gracie’s Ice Cream in Union Square, Somerville, MA

Gracie's Ice Cream in Union Square, Somerville, MA | by Lillian Lee

With this one flavor, Gracie’s Ice Cream has won me over as being the best ice cream shop in town. Located in Union Square in Somerville, the shop is also best known for their toasted fluff cone.

But it’s the Earl Grey that won my heart over.

We make our ice cream right in our shop—about five feet away from where it’s served—in tiny, tiny batches. When possible, we make our own ingredients in house, but we also use a lot of cookies, candy, and potato chips. There are always 12 flavors at a time, one of which is non-dairy.

[Updated April 8, 2017] Flavors are on rotation so definitely check out their IG @graciesflavors account for daily updates of flavors. I stopped by the other day again, and there was no earl grey. Luckily, there was a new flavor to save the day – black sesame honey.

Gracie's Ice Cream in Union Square, Somerville, MA | by Lillian Lee

black sesame honey from April 8, 2017.

Gracie's Ice Cream in Union Square, Somerville, MA | by Lillian Lee

check out the marshmallow fluff that oozes all the way to the bottom of the cone!

Looking forward to the return of earl grey this summer!

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