Jay Washington got the chance to talk with legendary Comedian/Actor and star of the Nick at Nite show “See Dad Run” Mark Curry. Many jokes and laughs were shared through this interview. They talked about Mark’s beginning in stand up comedy, the evolution of his career, being recognized as Mr. Cooper and how he handles it.
The conversation went into how he became a part of the Royal Comedy Tour with Sommore, DL Hughley, Bruce Bruce and Tony Rock which will be coming to Chicago on Saturday, February 9th at the Arie Crown Theater. For more information on the tour go to www.royalcomedytour.com
Congrats to Hip-Hop Legends Public Enemy and Disco queen Donna Summer as they are headed to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.
Public Enemy, the seminal rap group known for politically charged lyrics and hits like “Fight the Power,” may also signal a turning point for the hall. (N.W.A. was also nominated but passed over by the voters.)
Donna Summer’s elevation to the hall just months after she died of cancer also appeared intended to make up for ignoring her in the past. She had been nominated several times but never chosen. When she died in May, many influential figures in pop music, among them Elton John, said it was shameful that she had not been recognized.
While most people on the 4th of July were BBQ’ing, hanging with friends & family and sparking up the fireworks, comedian Chris Rock was sparking up controversy with a tweet he sent out.
Chris Rock is definitely not a stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to explorations of racism and stereotypes. He had one of his most controversial bits, “Niggas vs. Black People” from his 1996 HBO special “Bring The Pain,” is also one of his most beloved, he has quit performing it since. Rock told 60 Minutes, “By the way, I’ve never done that joke again, ever, and I probably never will. ‘Cos some people that were racist thought they had license to say nigger. So, I’m done with that routine.”
But what the tweet said that sent sooooo many people up in arms was “ ”Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.” Here’s the thing its kinda accurate. On the very first Independence Day America gained its freedom from British Rule, but yet still owned Africans and newly born African-Americans as slaves.
Now of course there was major backlash one blogger humorously tweeted to Rock “”Good one! I bet your Guatemalan house staff got a good chuckle.”
What do you think of the post I dont see a problem with it unless it struck a nerve in some sense.
Its been a couple of days but the old school comedy video is back and back in a major way. This time the video is from someone who honestly was gone way to soon, Patrice O’Neal. Patrice had a way of conveying a message and delivering a joke that crowds of all backgrounds could understand and laugh at. Patrice can be remembered from his various comedy central appearances and most recently the Roast of Charlie Sheen.
This video comes from the Elephant in The Room special and Patrice talks about the value of a white woman.
Educated Insanity’s own resident stand-up comedian Jay Washington will be performing April 13-April 15 at the brand new UP Comedy Club in Chicago,IL. Jay will be the MC and starting off the laughs while the featured act is Mike Stanley and the HEADLINER for the weekend will be Robert Kelly (no not Mr Piss On You) but the man who has been at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Comedy Central, HBO’s Tourgasm.