Travon Free - Living in Compton

Ali Wong, Travon Free, Paul F. Tompkins Season 4, Ep 7 09/06/2013 Views: 2,831

At 6 feet 7 inches, Travon Free terrifies people just by walking down the street. (1:34)

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A little bit about me.

Uh, my parents are divorced.

Um, I'm just kidding. I'm black.They were never married.


Let's not kid ourselves.

I'm from a little city you mighthave heard of called Compton,

back in California.

You heard of Compton?Yeah.

It's a great city.Great this time of year.

Uh, you guys shouldgo sometimes, as a group.

There's safety in numbers.

Uh, the streetI grew up on

there were bullet holesin our stop signs.


You ever get to a stop signwith bullet holes in it,

that means go.

Like, being my size,like 6'7", 250 pounds,

like, walking down the street,it terrifies people.

Like, it's basically likeyou're a black ambulance.

People just get outof the way.

No, no, no, please.You go ahead of me.

Please. You go ahead of me.

Like, I was walking homeone day from work,

and there was a womanin front of me.

And it was-- It was dark.It was, like, 10:00 at night.

And she kept doingthe over-the-shoulder check

to see how closeI was getting to her.

And I was close enoughwhere she could hear me talk.

And I said, "It's okay,I'm not going to hurt you."

Which, if you've everseen Law & Order,


or any moviewhere someone gets murdered,

that's exactlywhat you say

before you murder them.

So I stabbed herand took her purse.


It's the natural thingto do.