– Don “D.C.” Curry
Ah, the wit and wisdom of the American Negro. Don’t you wish “Def Comedy Jam” was on 24 hours a day? On, like, every channel?
No? Okay. Me neither, then.
Regardless... you might be interested to know that the third season of “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up” premieres tonight on the pay-cable channel Starz.
Start time: 10 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific).
I never heard about the previous two seasons of “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up.” (And I’m not angry about that.)
The host of the show, comic Doug Williams, I never heard of either... until a couple of weeks ago. That’s when I stumbled on a YouTube video of Jamie Foxx absolutely DESTROYING this dude a few years ago at an ESPN roast of Emmitt Smith. That clip is embedded below.
But back to “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up.”
Executive producer Martin Lawrence doesn’t do any performing on this show. But there are occasional cutaway shots of him sitting in the loge, laughing at the shenanigans of various comedians onstage. (Tonight: Don “D.C.” Curry and Rickey Smiley.)
Whereas I cracked a smile probably twice.
I do tip my hat to Mr. Lawrence for staging the show at D.C.’s historic Lincoln Theatre.
Now... sit back and enjoy Jamie Foxx brilliantly CLOWNING Doug Williams. So funny! It’s amazing Doug Williams still has a sense of self, let alone a career in show business.