Ms. Funy doin what she does...bein funny...Jay Lee opened the show (DO SHE?)
Miss Kiara and Laughs on the Landing manager Maurice Bishop
The crowd waiting to get in (the abstract version of this shot) and a regular version of the crowd (homegirl up front must be THURSTY.)
LONG VIEW OF THE CROWD
Sponsors of the show, Custom Whipz's Shanon, Jocleyn and Dre (who Ms. Funy called T-Pain.)
So Diverse's Jameelah E., FREE TIME's Adrian Saddler and of course... Lia
THE CROWD DOIN THE DOWN DOWN, DO YOUR DANCE
A BARTENDAR GETTIN HER SERVE ON
EVENT-VIEWZ. I peeped out FREE TIME's monthly comedy party at Laughs on the Landing. This is starting to become one of the popular monthly hotspots here in the STL, not only do you get good comedy from some of today's rising African American comedic, but you get an after party with it, food (I'll talk about that later) and some of STL's hottest DJ's spinnin in the 1s and 2s .
This go round was ATL comedian Lavar Walker, comedinne Ms. Funy (actual spelling) and opener STL' s Jay Lee. The comics were on point. Opener Jay Lee I think scared the crowd to laughing especially when he was a bit irate thatthe crowd didnt give him a warm welcome when he got on stage. SO, to solve matters he demanded that the crowd give him a rousing applause after he did his own intro after host Javon Bibbs (who made reference to the allegations of the guy in STL who was spreading HIV to women and men saying, tha the had "different styles." OOps) had introduced him.
So Jay Lee stood behind the curtain and did his reintroduction and the crowd got into applauding for him. After that, he mostly did STL baby mama humor and situational humor and ending with his famous tag line, DO SHE?
Adter Jay Lee was Ms. Funy, who I saw perform about four months ago at the Landing and she pretty much did her same routine of saying jokes that played on words and phrases and changed up the response (very Golden Girls) relationships (eg. "I am in spousal abuse counseling...I didnt mean to hurt him..." and did self depreciating humor about her weight. One of her jokes bombed in regards to her having phone sex with her man as he got off by her talking about what was in her refrigerator but she regrouped after she razzed Dre and Jocelyn of Custom Whipz who was just comin to the spot and sat on the side of the stage in the front row and she asked them were they fuccing. (CLASSIC). Overall she was OK.
But the headliner Lavar Walker was off the chain, this dude is pass silly. He reminds me of a ghetto version of Bill Cosby--very animated and story-minded. His humor is also very ATL (where he's from). One joke in particlaur was referring to most guys who go to the gym in ATL are on the DL. He said that most guys want to spot him with their balls in his face and then ask him if he needs a spot...in the shower (the joke didnt go too well, the crowd gave him some nervous laughter).
He also talked about the crazy customers that call him at the CVS (he is a licensed pharmacist) and (He even said that one guy puts his HIV medicine in a Skittles bag--which was more alraming than funny). But the highlight of his set was when he imitated rapper TI, mannersims, sunglasses and cap titled and all as DJ Kue cued up the beginning of TI's "What you Know". The crowd was in an uproar with laughter and applause. He did it three times (The third time he prefaced it with one time in a club he didnt wasnt going to do it again but when this lady said if he did it again he would give him some, then he did it again).
Afterward they had the After Party which was little sparse from the last few ones I attendes (And wherre was the grub this time around?), but those who were therre got therre party on especially when the song, "Down Down Do Your Dance" came on as people formed in lines to do the dance with the song.
I left out about 1or so so I could head off to the J.O.B.