Will Smith Makes His Stand-Up Comedy Debut During Event Hosted By Dave Chappelle
Another FOMO-inducing party hosted by the Chappelle’s Show comedian.
Titled “The Process,” the surprise comedy show took place Wednesday night and featured appearances from Smith, John Mayer, Jon Stewart, Katt Williams, Michelle Wolf, Michael Che, and LeBron James. According to the Los Angeles Times, Chappelle “joked about the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment, race and religion, among other things,” before handing over stand-up duties to Smith.
As the Times reports:
Smith joked about “losing control of his house,” with his wife filming her “Red Table Talk” Facebook Watch series and his son Jaden recording albums at home, leaving him to find out about it on Spotify. When Smith asked Jaden for permission to jump on the remix to his hit “Icon,” there was pushback. “He looked at me like I was the second-best rapper in the house!” Smith said.
The performance was a one time only event, with Smith saying he was inspired to do it because of his upcoming birthday (he’ll be 50 on September 25). For those not in attendance for the performance — which would be most of us — the set will be released as a part of a show Smith is working on called The Bucket List.
Prior to the event, Chappelle and Smith were seen leaving Chateau Marmont, where X17 Online asked the pair about Kanye West’s plan to run for president in 2020.
“I haven’t heard anything about it. Hopefully, we get the right celebrity in office,” Chappelle said. Smith then asked the camera person if they would vote for him if he were to run, to which Chappelle adds that he’d be Smith’s vice president.