Mackenzie Taylor-Joy… Lauren Holt[Starts with Michael Che in his set]
Michael Che: Valentine’s day is tomorrow. And this year, couples are having to get creative with plans. Here with her tips is relationships expert and author of the book “If You’re Single, You’re Doing It Wrong”, Mackenzie Taylor-Joy.[Mackenzie Taylor-Joy slides in]
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy: Hey, Michael. So happy to share my expertise about love.
Michael Che: So, your advice is just for couples?
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy: Nothing against single people, but if I didn’t have a boyfriend for Valentine’s Day, I would lose it. Can you imagine? Anyway, St. V-day. [message alert] Oh, just got a text from Brandon, my lover. He always texts me the cutest things. Here, I’ll read it to you. “Hey Mackenzie, sorry to do it this way but…” [starts reading silently][breathing heavy]
Michael Che: Well, what did he say?
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy: What did who say?
Michael Che: Your boyfriend. You were just going to read us text.
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy: [squeaky voice] Oh, he just said that we’re dumped and that’s actually really good. [starts sobbing]
Michael Che: Oh, no. I’m so sorry. Do you want to stop?
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy: What? No way, Mr. Che. Ha-ha-ha.
Michael Che: Are you sure? Because weren’t you going to give us date ideas for couples?
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy: Yes. People always think couple activities are meant for pairs, but who says you can’t ride a tandem bike alone? Ha-ha-ha. Specially if you’ve already rented one for tomorrow. You can just do front or back. You can put your bag on the other seat and just talk to yourself. That’s so fun. [sobbing]
Michael Che: Oh, no. Mackenzie, are you good?
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy: [squeaky voice] Never been better. In fact, I got another one for you. I actually booked an Air B&B up state this weekend and guess what? B&-be by myself, alone, in the woods where the sun goes down at 4PM and it gets dark forever and it’s gonna rock. [sobbing][while wiping tears, she spoils all her eye makeup.]
Michael Che: Oh. Mackenzie, you got some makeup under your eyes.
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy: Oh yes, it’s highlighter. It’s Rihanna’s brand. Pon de Replay.
Michael Che: No, hey. Do you want to maybe look at a monitor over there?
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy: No, I know what I look like.
Michael Che: Do you?
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy: Yeah. I look like an idiot for saying you can have fun on Valentine’s day by yourself. It’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. What am I doing to do? Eat dinner alone? How does that even work?
Michael Che: Mackenzie, things will turn around soon. I promise.[message alert]
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy: Oh my god, it’s from Brandon. Oh my god, okay, listen, listen, listen. He said, “Hey, sexy. I dumped Mackenzie. Sorry, wrong number.” Dammit!
Michael Che: Relationship expert, Mackenzie Taylor-Joy, everybody. I’m so sorry.
Mackenzie Taylor-Joy: Oh my god, what’s on my face?
Michael Che: That’s what I was trying to tell you.