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Definitely lost in the phenomenon of ‘Black Panther’ this weekend, Chris Rock has a new stand up special on Netflix.  As much as I love Chappelle, some of his silliness isn’t working the same way it did years ago.  ‘Tambourine’ is interesting just to see how Rock is adapting and changing as life goes on.

The leather jackets have been replaced with jeans; some of the youthful aggression has been replaced with the oft repeated ‘peace means a lot more now.’  Chris opens up about being a divorced dad and his own infidelity, as candid with the mike as I can ever remember him being.  But it’s still Chris Rock, the jokes come fast and are on point.  The meaning of ‘Tambourine’ is good, another sign of maturity that is part of evolving.

Definitely worth checking out; streaming on Netflix.




Planned to spend a week paying tribute to all the times the White House welcomed and encouraged the arts.  I fell behind on my movie reviews this year, but this is a nice substitute.

All isn’t forgotten yet Jimmy with the way you fawned over you know who.

But this is nice.  Happy MLK Weekend everyone.  Back Monday night.




Many thoughts still, but as of this writing, we still have at least eight years to cover that.

In the meantime, you most likely knew I’d start this week with a sketch from last night’s SNL.  It was just a matter of which one.

I still have to pick my spots with the interwebs so I don’t stay in a state of perpetual depression/anger, but THIS was the cynical laugh I needed.

Thanks Chris and Dave.




‘Breast milk….you made my day-ay!!!!’


But yeah, it’s the weekend.  Have a good one kids!



And keep in mind, this bit is more than 10 years old now.

Still hilarious though.  Enjoy!

Be Thankful



I’ll detail some of the many things I’m thankful for before the year is over.  I’m undeniably very blessed.

Enjoy the long weekend.  It’s been a hard week; maybe this bit from Dave (especially the second half) will make you feel a little thankful for what you have too:




As I’ve been wading into the deeper end of the  ‘awkward/uncomfortable comedy’ pool, I’ve been going back and looking at some of the people who make me laugh and inspire me as a writer and an actor.  Mel Brooks of course is on that list.

Do I think it’s a coincidence he crossed paths with Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle?  Not in the slightest.

As far as today’s number, if you never got around to watching the remake of the movie based on the play based on the original movie…you know what?  I’M NOT SAYING ANYTHING ELSE…





Getting into silly mode by going through my annual viewing of Chappelle’s Show.  Which means I just watched this.

Which means I’m sharing it with you.  Enjoy…




Starting your weekend with a laugh…

If you asked me for one reason why this is my favorite Chappelle joke, it’s because from the first time I heard it, I recognized the ‘limo driver’ as myself (and all of my close friends…)

Have a good weekend!

Eddie at the Oscars


A week or so of rumors became official today when Eddie Murphy was named the host of next year’s Academy Awards telecast.  To one generation, Eddie is Donkey from Shrek and Norbit (sigh), but to my generation, Eddie was OUR stand up idol.  Richard Pryor was the pioneer, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle are multi-talented guys who probably prefer stand up, Kevin Hart is the present and future, but none of the above guys matched Eddie Murphy at his absolute apex. And they all probably idolize Eddie enough to agree with that statement.

I’ve heard more than once that Eddie wanted to get back into standup but once he became ‘Eddie Murphy’ it just wasn’t happening.  So whatever we end up getting next year, (and I don’t want to get my hopes up too high) we should probably just enjoy it.

 I’ve always been in the minority in my crew for having ‘Eddie Murphy Raw’ memorized instead of ‘Delirious’, but you couldn’t go wrong with Eddie at this stage of his career.  This is one of the cleaner bits from the two stand up movies: