Prepare Yourselves For Metta World Peace's Stand-Up Act
Next week Metta World Peace will be returning to stand-up for the "Comedy Slam Dunk" at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood.
His recent interview about his act with ESPN—like most things the Lakers forward says—reads like something in "The Onion." Here he is talking about making sure he's covering all his comedy bases:
"No, you can tell gay jokes -- you just have to be funny. 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."
He says he has plans to roast the President and other Lakers players, too. He adds, "It’s fun, showing the side that I can’t show corporate America -- my flaws, when I’m happy, when I’m sad, not just how you are on national TV."
He says that like this never happened.The other comics in the line-up haven't been announced yet, but proceeds from the event will benefit Metta World Peace's non-profit, Xcel University, and The Metta Center for Non-Violence.
Here's some clips from his stand-up act last year: