(Left) Tracy Morgan (Center) Andrew Brown (Right) Neek La Fierce
Who has heard that smiling uses more muscles than frowning and the scientific fact that a smile has positive affects on the face? I don’t know about everyone else but if that is the case, I see no fault in relying on a nice laugh as a means of a premed face lift and…what better place to invest in one other than a comedy show?
After being informed that Tracy Morgan was debuting his “Excuse My French” tour in Pennsylvania, I took the extended invitation to go see what stand-up comedy he’d be showcasing while on tour. Let me just mention that both New York and Pennsylvania experienced snowfall the night before the event – needless to say I reached the venue late.
Upon arrival Tracy Morgan had already been an estimated 45 minutes into his act. With that said, I arrived just in time to catch the last 20 minutes…call it a “Black Thing” *lol*. I caught the jokes about interracial dating and it’s benefits for a “black woman”, a crack about him allegedly dating a handicapped girl and he even went as far as cracking on club bouncers that are overweight – irony – when he is apparently a tic-tac from a chair break. As I waited anxiously for him to tickle my funny bone I found myself chuckling just a little when he referenced his friend And coordinator of the event “Knowledge” for his attempts to put together a gig where the audience would be a room full of amputees. The punch line of that joke went something to the effect of “A lot of p***y crawling around”. Although I found most of the twenty minutes to be dreadfully raunchy – he did entitle the show “Excuse My French”.
Now let me just be a critic because after locking down stage side tickets, commuting for 2 hours, anticipating to piss my pants, looking forward to the organic exercise of delaying the signs of aging – I expected the best to be saved for last. The conclusion of the gig which in my opinion should have been – the “Creme de la Creme” Instead ended with…let me just say I cant remember. All I can recall is when he said his name – raised his hand (which was an annotation that the show was over) then he exited the stage. Although he got a round of applause there were crickets chirping in my mind. I am almost convinced that the crowd stood up in applause as a way of being one step closer to the door. As soon as he dove backstage everyone was gone. Truth be told I was disappointed. Not only was his closing remarks dry but, I was annoyed at the help someone hired to slap on the table behind me and laugh like gas induced hyenas. I’m sorry but I witnessed a show two wonder bread slices short of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a pitcher of kool-aide shy of a bag of sugar. ~sidebar: I referenced food because I know the way to a man’s heart is his through his stomach therefore if Tracy reads this it will likely have the ability to draw a smile on his face *lol*.
I’ve read some of the reviews and lets just say that they were brilliant when it comes to tasteful word play. In a nutshell they pretty much wrote up some “news” to highlight that the small town had a celebrity touch down.
Who am I to critique a show I only got to witness approximately 31% of? The critic who I can only give a respectful word full of credit because he hustles harder than hustle man (pun intended). The man with the ability to attract a room full of people (because ladies and gents it was a sold out show), Mr. Drayton himself. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing this man for years and one of his most appealing characteristics is his leadership and poise as a BOSS. He is strong willed and dedicates every ounce of energy in a project he believes in. Dream chasers show passion by the efforts. Kudos to Ron “Knowledge” Drayton for shedding light to a town tucked along the roads of Pennsylvania. In my book these hard works are always respected and never go un-noticed. Mr. Drayton administered this event under his founded business name “Black’n Out Entertainment”.
(Ron Drayton) Image provided by: Citizensvoice.com
I say that to say this…wrinkle cream anyone? *lol*. These are my opinions and I exercise the right to my entitlement of said opinions. Tracy is a funny guy on T.V. but stand-up is a whole different ball park. In other news, business is business as usual. I support entrepreneurship therefore, be on the lookout for Black’n Out Entertainment!!! I’d like to see it grow as an establishment.