Originally published with Paste on May 25, 2016.
Ask comedians and newlyweds Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher how they met using that horrendous term (and newest Webster’s addition) “meet-cute,” and what you’ll get is an acerbically funny story that underscores how well suited they are for one another. After Kasher does a quick search for the definition (“a cute, charming, or amusing first encounter between romantic partners”) Leggero jumps right in.
“Well, it’s so interesting because that’s exactly what happened,” she says. “I was in an elevator.” Directly on her heels Kasher adds, “And I was in an elevator too with my kid. My wife recently had passed away a couple of years ago, and I’d given up on love at that point.” Hearing them volley back and forth about their fictitious meeting is akin to watching a tennis match between high-level players. They know exactly where to land their shot so their partner can return it with equal force.
Kasher continues, “We both pressed the thir…” trailing off so that Leggero can contribute a number they haven’t fully decided on yet—thirteenth? They both settle on the third floor. “And what are the odds, that two people would be going to the third floor?” Kasher sarcastically asks. “Or meeting this cute,” Leggero says with equal ridicule.
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