What Up! What Up! What Upppp!
I got a chance to catch comedian Earthquake at the Virginia Beach Comedy Club over the weekend. Big man blew up the spot! His biting satirical views on interracial dating, the military, parenting and relationships where hilarious and was expected from an A-list comedian. Bu what impressed me most about his performance – what was most unique was his stage persona? Watching his performance was like hanging out at the barbershop listening to that one dude who can have everyone in stiches the minute he walks into the shop Watching Earthquake perform reminded me of the late Miles Davis. Like Miles, Earthquake would often turn his back to the audiences or lean against the wall as if he was reflecting. He didn't necessarily tell jokes – like Miles – he riffs. In fact he would often say aside, "this ain't comedy…this is real life." His brand of humor while funny and oftentimes risqué was always thought-provoking and brutally honest.
Check him out the next time he comes to the Virginia Beach Funny Beach Comedy Club and be sure to check out my interview with Earthquake at Facebook.com/957rnbnatio.com.
Bill Mendez, a long-time cue card guy on The Late Show with David Letterman, lost his job recently.
According to the reports, he got into an argument with one of the show's writers over the cue cards. The fight allegedly ended with Mendez grabbing the writer by the front of his shirt and pinning him to a nearby wll.
So that's it - the cue card man has been fired.
If you've got cue card experience and don't mind a short-term position, be sure to send in your application.
Letterman is retiring in April.
Maybe it would be better to apply with Stephen Colbert...