Casey Affleck Third-Wheeled His Brother's Date
Classic bro date. Casey Affleck was reportedly seen third-wheeling with his brother Ben and Ben's new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus at a comedy club in Hollywood.
According to Entertainment Tonight, the new hot Hollywood couple was having a casual date night at the iO Club where Shookus, producer for Saturday Night Live, was a guest of honor, scouting talent for the Emmy-winning late-night show.
A source reported to ET that the couple was seated on the main floor of the club during the character comedy showcase. Casey allegedly joined the table a little later, sneaking in after the two to snag a seat next to his brother. The source said that Casey “seemed really happy and easygoing” while crashing the date.
Comedian after comedian took the stage for the 90-minute show. The only reported conversation was between Shookus and Ben between acts since the night was more of a work event for the producer than it was a date. After all, her assistants were on the date too. So Casey wasn’t even third-wheeling. More like seventh-wheeling.
“Ben and Lindsay were incredibly nice to everyone,” says ET’s source. “And having Ben there made it an even bigger night for all the comedians. They were really nice to all the staff.”
The couple and Casey tried to enter and leave through the back entrance to avoid paparazzi, but were seen afterward at Mario Batali’s restaurant Pizzeria Mozza for dinner. None of the Afflecks nor Shookus were seen with an alcoholic drink all night since Ben’s recent release from rehab for alcohol addiction.
Overall, it seemed like a lovely night. No one really knows why Casey showed up, but it was cute to see Ben’s new relationship extending itself to his immediate family. Now, who’s Ben going to third-wheel Casey with?