This is one show you shouldn't waste your time on unless you're really really really into Jamie Foxx. Just don't expect the same high quality you get from those guys. If I were him, I'd have just gotten off the stage and run for cover after changing names. This special appears on cable from time to time and I really wonder when standup's became story teller's? He performed in high school and was awarded with a scholarship to United States International University. It was just a silly stand-up act that came on cable.
But then he picked things up and closed it off well. There can be no basis to defend this performance. But everyone isn't trying to make an Oscar performance. To return to the case at point, I consider his stand-up routine pure genius. It could have been better but then again he always was better with a script than without. I was not offended by anything he said, I just think it wasn't all that funny.
Foxx's admittedly funny bit on going to Africa is lifted almost verbatim from a Richard Pryor bit -- but Foxx's performance as a whole is strong here. A semi-fictionalized account of a long legal battle of group of women miners who endured a hostile work environment and numerous and continuous insults and unwanted touching when they became the first women to go work at the Eveleth Mines in Minnesota. I've never laughed so hard at stand-up comedy. Then again that's their forte and they're good at it. I give it 3 stars.
His African Adventure and his story about Prince were also fall-on-the-floor funny. His impressions are amazing, the best is Shaq, but he also does Puffy, J. Some of the stuff like the celebs he was making fun of was exaggerations but it worked for some of the jokes. More search tags: Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security. Luckily, Foxx is enthusiastic, the reason acting gigs keep popping up. This was the tip of the ice burg. This wasn't the best stand up I've ever seen, but it was pretty good.
Still, it's only shown late at night and if you enjoy falling asleep to a Foxx talking about Africa, this might be for you. Being able to find and express the comedy within life itself is just as important, if not more important, than the artist who is able to find beauty and express it through art. The audience was lovely and they were doing their best to continue laughing despite the poor jokes. Showing off about supposedly 'making it' into the Hollywood inner circle? Afterwards, he dazzles the audience with his musical talent. Whats worse is the handful of jokes that could have really been funny were drawn out way too long when they could have ended sooner.
Dave Chappelle returns for a stand-up to D. I thought he overdid the whole Talibam-Taliwhacker, etc thing though. But will their lives stay peaceful? Continuing with the stupid unnecessary jokes, Foxx goes on to explain his encounters with Jennifer Lopez's behind, his escapades at the Playboy Mansion, and a terrible bit about going to Africa, where he became aroused by a giraffe. Jamie Foxx uses a lot of the standard issues relationships, black people vs. I've seen quite some recent stand-up shows, and in all of them Michael Jackson is a huge topic.
But I do love the way he uses them in the Punchlines. Yes, I'll admit I'm a fan of highbrow comedy. Oh, don't let me forget, I nearly peed myself. That is when he discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a mentally ill, homeless street musician who possesses extraordinary talent, even through his half-broken instruments. I'm not saying Jamie Foxx comes off as Winston Churchill when he talks about world events, but he knows his material. He has a beautiful voice.
In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez more than his face from a recent bike accident was his pressing need for story ideas. . Did he think that the audience couldn't catch what he was saying? The highlight, for me, is Foxx's assertion that Bill Clinton could have quelled Islamic fundamentalism by introducing Osama bin Laden to the American staples of whores, pot and booze. The faces whose expressions lied somewhere between a pitiful halfhearted grin and a yawn. Some of the impressions were funny and he probably should played more of them for laughs, but overall Jamie does way better in situation comedies when he's not being 'himself'.
He's by far my favorite he's not getting' an extra star tho, because too much cursing. The performance was recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California in June 2004, and it premiered on September 4 later that year on Showtime. In order to keep the woman of his dreams from falling for another guy, Charlie Logan has to break the curse that has made him wildly popular with single women: Sleep with Charlie once, and the next man you meet will be your true love. You could even see it in the faces of the audience. Foxx started performing stand-up comedy in 1989 Eric Marlon Bishop , professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer-songwriter, rapper, stand-up comedian, and talk radio host.