Metta World Peace returning to stand-up with a slew of new racist and gay jokes
To call Metta World Peace’s earlier foray into the world of stand-up comedy an unmitigated success would be overstating how he fared a bit. From what has been said about his performances, the few efforts he made on stage garnered some chuckles, even elicited a few laughs, possibly some guffaws, but the Los Angeles Lakers star is undeterred in his quest to make the world of stand-up comedy his kingdom.
In fact, Metta is readying himself for another go at it, and when he hits the stage on Sept. 20 to host “Comedy Slam Dunk,” which is being billed as a charity event and set to take place at L.A.’s Laugh Factory comedy club, we’ll see if Metta World Peace has spent his time honing his skills and perfecting his craft.
Oh, and did I happen to mention that Metta World Peace has made it clear that he has incorporated a ton of new gay and racist jokes into his material? Yeah, that’s probably a key component to how this all plays out.
Saying that he’s so well-liked by fans because he’s the “emperor who wears no clothes” — whatever that means — and it’s clear he’s taking this comedy stuff very seriously because he’s “been practicing every night in the bathroom,” here’s what Metta World Peace had to say about the new material he has worked into his routine and how he’s confident he has the skill set to pull it off (via Playbook):
“I’m definitely going to roast President Obama,” he says, “and I’m gonna roast the new guys, too: I have a cool joke about the new Lakers rock stars, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, and about Kobe a little bit. And I have a couple of gay jokes that I’m going to say.”
Wait, Metta … are you sure you wanna go there?
“No, you can tell gay jokes — you just have to be funny,” he counters. “It’s like telling black or white jokes. And I do have a couple of racist jokes — you gotta throw out some racist jokes. There’s a difference between being racist and telling a racist joke. Every comedian does it. There’s no way around it. Gotta talk about your own race, obviously — I’m going to stereotype black people. You gotta stereotype everybody. Females, too.
“Hopefully people like it, and people laugh.”
Yeah, this is not going to end well. In light of Metta World Peace’s interesting plan to attack racist and gay jokes despite his limited experience with the art and many nuances inherent to stand-up comedy, to quote a failed comic (albeit a fictional one), Jeannie Darcy, here are my thoughts on how bad I think this is going to go: “Don’t get me started. Don’t even get me started.”