The Los Angeles comedians, who will perform in Tracy this weekend, were friends at first. They were boarding a flight one day when McGehee brought Pomarolli a box of the sugary treats. A little later, she asked him what he was looking for in a girl. He joked that he just wanted one with caller ID who would still answer his calls.
After that, Pomarolli thought McGehee was so sweet and funny that a relationship blossomed. They have now been married for four years and have a 1-year-old daughter, Lucy.
Pomarolli and McGehee will be in town this weekend to try to help both married couples and singles. They’ll have a show 8 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. During the show, Pomarolli and McGehee will use anecdotes from their own lives to help couples keep their marriages going.
“The minute he does something stupid, I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s going in,’” Pomarolli joked. “I have a lot material.
“We’re definitely more of a ‘what not to do’ couple. I hope that our foibles and poking fun at our marriage makes them laugh.”
They are Christian comedians, and they take pride in the cleanliness of their shtick.
“With comedy, you’re controlling what comes out of your mouth, so it’s your fault if it’s dirty,” Pomarolli said. “I hope that this is the kind of event that, even if they’ve never been to anything Christian, they’d take the time to come.”
She said the biggest reason people divorce is that they just give up. Pomarolli and McGehee want to share their tough times with others to give them motivation to stay around.
Pomarolli said she talked to a couple who had been together for more than 50 years, and they told her that the most important thing for a long-lasting bond is to just stick it out.
Pomarolli will also offer support for singles at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tracy Community Center. She said she got married when she was 31, so she has lots of examples of how dating can go wrong.
“I do sort of a teaching and encouragement about waiting for the right person and knowing that it’s worth it,” she said of her singles show. “There’s so much to make fun of in dating. I call guys out on their stuff and girls out on their stuff.”
At a glance
• WHAT: Comedy show for couples
• WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
• WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.
• COST: $20
• WHAT: Comedy talk for singles
• WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
• WHERE: Tracy Community Center, 950 East St.
• COST: $12
• INFO: 831-6868 or www.atthegrand.org