For this week’s Tuesday Stand Up Special, we wanted to do something different because so many times we just check out Netflix Stand Up specials and there’s so much more out there. Sometimes I forget that there is a channel on all cable and satellite providers called Comedy Central which was built on stand up and original programming. So with that being said, I decided to check out a brand new special on Comedy Central from Roy Wood Jr. You may be asking yourself, just who is Roy Wood Jr.? Whether he made you laugh on Sullivan & Son or he currently makes you laugh on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, you know who he is and if you don’t then be aware. The special that he recorded from Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, GA is Roy Wood Jr.-Father Figure. In the special Roy Wood Jr. tackles topics like the Confederate Flag, Gay people, The N Word, white tour guide vs a black tour guide in a black history museum, the blues, patriotic songs, Georgia, James Brown’s Living In America, humming and slow motion falling in civil rights movies, two different Americas, McDonald’s charging for sauce, Cruise ship captains vs airline pilots, and many more hilarious topics.
At first when you watch the special you start to think that maybe Roy has an agenda with his comedy special like so many others have done (e.g. Iliza and her women’s rights). Then you continue to watch the special and you start to figure out that this guy is hilarious in the way that he delivers the joke which starts off like a serious antidote, but then the delivery of the punch line makes you laugh. One of my favorite jokes in the whole special has to do with the film Titanic. Yeah you know the one that stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The joke that he delivers is absolutely hilarious because it actually could be true and he shed some new light on a film that I was not a fan of. He talks about how Titanic is a superhero film and if you don’t believe him on that, then listen to what he has to say cause he may change your mind. This is definitely one that you should put on your list to watch because it’s great and funny. I am going to give Roy Wood Jr.’s Father Figure an A- for a final grade.