Messing around on the Web, I stumbled on a young female comic I’d never heard of: Anjelah Johnson.
Her “Nail Salon” routine has been seen 5 million times on YouTube.
But here’s the thing: Anjelah Johnson is not, like, super funny. But she is super good-looking. I mean stop-and-stare pretty. With a charming personality to boot.
And that’s why her career is happening. Because her standup ain’t much. (Before getting into comedy, Anjelah was an Oakland Raiders cheerleader, according to Wikipedia).
She joined the cast of “MADtv” this season.
I’ve embedded below an 8½-minute clip of Anjelah Johnson’s standup act... including her big nail-salon piece. Focus on that nail-salon piece, since that’s her claim to Internet fame.
To me, her Vietnamese accent is mediocre. (Anjelah’s Latina.) But the crowd goes nuts... as if just making fun of an Asian accent is hilarious. Also, for as long as this routine lasts, it doesn’t say anything fresh or interesting about the nail-salon experience.
Or maybe I just don’t get it, having never had my nails did. Maybe women will think it’s genius. Anyway... just thought I’d say a few words about Anjelah Johnson. (Easy on the peepers, good Lawd...)