Dwayne Kennedy - Slave Comedy

  • Season 7, Ep 17
  • 06/05/2003
  • Views: 5,954

Slaves had to entertain on top of being slaves. (1:28)

I JUST WANT TO HEAL.

THAT'S WHY I WENT INTO COMEDY,

MAN, TO--

I THOUGHT I'D GO INTO COMEDY

AND JUST ELIMINATE PREJUDICE.

I DON'T KNOW WHY I THOUGHT THAT.

THAT'S NEVER GONNA--

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

'CAUSE THAT AIN'T BEEN

HAPPENING, YOU KNOW?

SINCE BLACK FOLKS BEEN

ENTERTAINING WHITE FOLKS SINCE

WE GOT HERE AND--

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

YOU KNOW SLAVES USED TO

ENTERTAIN THE SLAVE MASTER

AND HE WOULD LAUGH.

BUT AFTER THE SHOW HE WOULDN'T

BE ANY LESS RACIST.

HE'D BE LIKE, "RASTAS, YOU WERE

FUNNY!

I MEAN, YOU WEREN'T "GIVE YOU

YOUR FREEDOM FUNNY"...

[LAUGHTER]

BUT I ENJOYED IT."

COULD YOU IMAGINE THAT, MAN?

SLAVES USED TO HAVE TO ENTERTAIN

ON TOP OF BEING A SLAVE.

AIN'T THAT A BITCH?

HOW MUCH WORK YOU GOT TO DO?

THAT'S THE WORST--

THAT'S THE CRUELEST IDEA--

COULD YOU IMAGINE GETTING--

[WHIPPING SOUNDS]

YOU KNOW I GOT A SHOW AT 8:30?"

[WHIPPING SOUND]

"OH, YEAH, I FORGOT.

CUT HIM DOWN.

"HEY, HEY, YOU GONNA DO THAT

ONE JOKE ABOUT MY UNREMITTING

CRUELTY?"

"ALL MY JOKES IS ABOUT YOUR

UNREMITTING CRUELTY."

"YOU HEAR THAT?

ALL HIS JOKES ABOUT--

HOW DO YOU THINK OF THAT

(BLEEP)?

YOU GOT A GIFT."

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