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hood comedy: desis hold it down

dear readers,

as promised, a reel of recent comedy, covering nikki minaj to big love to people’s revolutionary power. enjoy.

peace and enjoy your weekend peoples,
roopa

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photography on how brooklyn will never be overrated

dear readers,

there’s so much going on at any given time in america’s coastal hubs, bay area, new york city. so many of my folks in the bay just got into the prince tour, with the mad sheila-e cameo. so jealous! i remember bartending for shelia e’s birthday at sweets ballroom, the whole musical estevez family, a sight to behold. so jealous. ;p

the other day, i heard someone ask, “is new york city overrated?” the question stuck in my mind, because it may, but only for the under-adventurous. as a friend reminded me, there’s plenty of mystery here in nyc, but you gotta be fearless enough to tap that vein with heart. and health. here’s some photo’s from a few recent events that clearly show, brooklyn will never be overrated. for example, last night i was at southpaw last night for rah dig’s all female hip hop showcase, where i was blown away by folks like nitty scott mc reppin coney. there’s live footage to come, promesa! some shots from bedstuy, slick rick’s lodi dodi birthday party (brooklyn bowl), prospect park coming into spring, and a yours truly event, roopstar holding down the last weds comedy show at solo’s, the onliest hood bar in ditmas.

bed stuy at night: tho i walk thru the valley....

brooklyn bowl, an alley with attitude

happy birthday slick rick the rula

at sycamore, the other neighborhood bar

prospect park: bring on the spring

last weds at solos: the block represents

lace and justin tellin me back in the day tales of jacking nice-n-smooth for they girls! RIP Big L!

when he's not djing at pacha, anthony's at last weds comedy night

what about your friends!

much love to brooklyn, for welcoming a west coaster with warmth

come back for more,
roopa

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earth

dear readers,

what about when you know its time for a laugh, but you’re not sure you remember how?  that’s when comedy gets all temple, gets all church on you, mosque on you, and now you down on your knees praying to the gods for rebirth.  it is such an honor to do comedy.

so netflx’d russel peters new one, red white and brown.  been rewinding it, studying it like a katt williams cut, like the latin kings of comedy, or pryor live on sunset strip.  and i copped john stewart’s new book, “earth.”  the premise of the book: it’s an encyclopedia about earth and human life for aliens, who’ve unfortunately found earth too late to catch our greedy species before we self-combusted.  the shit had me laughing shamelessly all over brooklyn, in the park, in the station, by the boathouse, on the bike lane.  here’s a couple lines, and i’ve only just begun.

the section on “natural disasters,” in the part on “hurricanes,” reads: “Aka, ‘typhoons’ or ‘cyclones,’ depending on ethnicity of victims.  Characteristic damage: Perfectly good names, tarnished forever.”

um.  depending on ethnicity of victims…hell. no.  and also, it’s so true about the names, like, for real, who’s going to name their baby girl katrina, now?  no one, that’s who.

the section on the continent of asia, reads: “Nickname: Tiny.  Asia was our biggest continent…Nearly two-thirds of us lived here, many in our two most populous countries, India and China, which contained over a billion (cheap workers) human beings.  Much of Asia’s southwest was paradoxically called the Middle East.  It is a hot, sandy, unlivable wasteland, and people died by the millions to keep possession of it.”

why is this passage hilarious?  first, doesn’t the actor who played deebo on friday, go by “tiny?”  second, the lighthearted way he talks about modern day slavery in India and China.  third, the fact that geographically the middle east is in the southwest region of asia is too cute.  our maps are so damn imperialist oriented.

i recently heard stewert’s interview with terry gross at the 92Y, and i have to say, i dig the guy for his political stance.  and i feel so thankful to him that he does his art, every damn day.  what an inspiration.

more lates,

rs

 

 

 

 

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