ATLANTA: Come witness a historical night of comedy as I will be filming my Comedy Special (directed by Alma Har’el) on Saturday, 11/20! Ticket link is here! Looking forward to seeing yall at this epic event!!
Last night I found out that Dick Gregory might be performing at Comedy Store. I immediately rushed down to see if it was true. I mean this guy is definitely a living legend. He has one most original voice in comedy ever. In the sixties Dick Gregory was addressing social issues in a comedic way and by addressing his hard-hitting to white audiences, he gave a comedic voice to the rising Civil Rights Movement. He abandoned comedy to become and activist before I was born. So I figured if I could just see the legend in the flesh that would be great. This would one of my greatest comedy memories ever.
As I enter into the dark main room some guys are walking towards me to exit. As my eyes adjust to the darkness I catch a glimpse of someone famous approaching from out of focus. I am thinking to myself, “ Is that Mos Def?!! He must have dyed his beard.” Then my eyes came into focus and it was the man of the hour. Walked right by me!! I was excited. My internal dialogue was like “go shake his hand” but my mind started playing back every time I met a hero something bad happens. Especially when I meet other famous comedians. But I told my internal dialogue to “stop being a p#ssy and go get that Dick.” So I went out to where he was and puffed my chest out and said in in a deep soft pitch voice (Because I was nervous, the air in my chest wanted to meet him more than I did so it rushed out as soon as I opened my mouth.), “ Excuse me Sir, do you mind if I take a photo?” He was like “I don’t mind”, in a hurry up I have a show tone. Someone volunteered to take the pictures that apparently have never taken pictures of dark-skinned people before because he didn’t turn on the flash. So Dick Gregory and I stood there waiting on the flash. To be completely honest, I got a little uncomfortable holding a man that long. The feeling went from “this man is a legend” to “I can feel his shoulder blade”. By the time I said, “is the flash is on?” the moment was over and I had another weird moment with someone I admire. I cannot believe I had a chance to see and touch a living legend last night. I also cant believe how f#ck up this picture came out either.
Here is an interview I did for First Order Historians by Ryan Mehaan. Check it out here First Order Historians
Not a lot blow my mind but sh#t was unbelievable. I received a message about doing a comedy festival in Maui. My manger told me that they was going to fly me out and put me up, etc etc….”WHAT, WHERE?!!”
I thought it was a joke because I never heard of the @MauiComedyFest before. Found out its was the first one that they were having. I heard that “even one day the sun shines on a dogs ass” this trip was that day!!!! Because it was real!!!
Look at that view from the terrace, I remember looking out thinking, “I cant believe this sh#t, I got here from telling jokes? This is weird….amazing” The @SheratonMaui is dope because you have the Black Cliff nearby where I had a chance to swim with two of the biggest sea turtles Ive ever swam with!
Sarong but all So Right. I wore this to the blessing. Blessings are traditional in Hawaiian protocol. The purpose of Blessing Ceremonies is to invite the goodness from the highest for Aloha, protection, peace, happiness and success. As well to say thank you to the highest!
Also @MauiRoadsters where nice enough to let us rent this Porsche 356! So………we had a Ferris Bueller Day Off Moment! Off we were, Me and @IamChrisPorter cruising the country side blasting Steely Dan!
When we wasnt in the Roadster which was most of the time we where getting driven around by these @PlatinumMaui limos. Now these are the best seats Ive ever sat in before in my life…hold on, let me take my shirt off.
@SailTrilogy in Maui took us out for a snorkel excursion. This excursion included breakfast and lunch with mimosas made from the Most natural juice ever.
Im like a Black Aqua Man! Honestly I spent about 6 hours in the water! I ended up meditating out there thats how at home I felt under that water.
But it was all underwater games, I still had a job to do so it was time to clock in for the night. These pics are from @Pi_808
Thanks Universe, Maui Comedy Festival, The Laugh Button, The Syndicate, Thanks to All the vendors AND SPECIAL THANKS to the volunteers because they work their asses off!
And Finally Thanks Paul Chamberlain, Im glad we were able to experience each others DREAMS COME TRUE!