Godfrey Talks Chicago Comedy, T.I. Mixup, Steve Harvey, Trump Audiences, Nigerian Culture + MoreMar 17, 2022
wake up that ass in the morning the breakfast club yes it's the most dangerous morning show in the world to breakfast club charlemagne the god angela yi dj envy had to go out but we have a highly requested guest and he's been dodging us for years now never that i never that never now i've never done to you i thought you guys just didn't care a bit bro you know god free her hair what's up what's up good morning how are you man I'm I'm excellent man I mean I'm sleepy but um yeah you guys are early yeah good morning for that's called the breakfast club i thought you shot the middle of the afternoon definitely no breakfast no breakfast i'm starving you know i'm hungry breath we already had great conversations even before the mic broke oh yeah, You know, yeah, we did a little bit, he said we did, it wasn't great, I just thought you had to have something special, something had to be going on for you guys.
Have you ever tried to be on this show? Have you ever had someone react? come out and say yea crazy people have come to me and say
godfreywants to make breakfast but when are you going to have
godfreyin the breakfast club oh but is anyone trying to book it? it occurred to me in
chicagoum he was like he's like i have you gotta get in the breakfast club you gotta i'll tell you you gotta get in the breakfast club i said but i don't know what i need you to have something like a movie coming out or a tv show coming out, but what do you say? i was like oh hey im about to get on this they dont do anything i ran into you at the mckenna show first he yells at nick cannon and then i'm sorry his show got canceled he did it. t get a fair shake man six months isn't enough first of all you can keep that's what i love about this show y'all keep it 100 here you absolutely will let the white dudes stay for 30 years that's as average as and then we get cut quick six months can't even be an animation they cut us fast like we go like uh black dynamite done i did the voice over black well done boondocks done you're right cleveland show done right and it was white people doing black people voices done uh you didn't know you didn't know that oh yeah cleveland they were all white people doing uh doing black people voices yeah I remember when that was a yeah yeah and then I've done what else oh proud family just came back could be done.
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I was watching that this weekend. they got it right in the thousands and what else it's like the longest running america show all that family man all this is not true south park south park they are not they are bored to death they don't care and they've been on forever but like nick cannon he needed time to like how ge Do you know what I say? It's like with late night talk shows and like everyone's been there forever and then they say we have to wait 20 years for the same black guy to come back and then they cancel it. to give people a chance to get out of trouble yeah yeah i mean they give those white men and white women a chance to fit in yeah yeah yeah and sometimes they don't get better and stay horrible not all , but they stay horrible and they're like, but I nick The nick show I thought was great yeah that was really good nice positive the demographics are well it's I mean I think it's the white soccer moms , i think i was trying to listen but and he asked me hey man once you wrote on my show i said ok with rip michael yell rip michael swag for rip rip and i was like uh yeah alright , I will do it. like it was corny, but I said it would be a good challenge, so writing for Nick was great, you know?
Oh, what I'm saying just to see the way Nick works because I've been doing the uh, what's his name? um crazy yeah yeah you know and Nick asked me to get it right I said what is my old ass doing? nah man we're going to do the old school there's a new school and just to see Nick work and hire so many different African Americans and he just hires all kinds of people but the way he works as a businessman and then boom, that's how I directed it. you chad i'm telling you nick hooked it up it's always nick cannon he's looking for you that's how i got here she goes we wanted you to do the breakfast club i didn't believe you because i thought you were. lying because i happened to be working but i was like angela it's very nice like you're nicer than i expected not to say it was me but you were what was your perception godfrey nothing really i mean i just thought she was just not i don't know why you know i thought maybe she'd be like a little bit of shit maybe not really but you're super nice like too nice like you've been scoring before Godfrey Charlemagne we've been like no dammit you were actually on FaceTime with Shaq when I saw you I was FaceTimed with Shaq yeah they were talking about you. situation doing you because i guess you um did the
comedything uh shaq all-star uh he did yeah yeah remember we talked about it we said he was going to be on that show yeah we had a heart attack i know we he was doing the
comedyshaq, yeah, during the office, yeah, why are you doing his face?
I feel like that's a little early for that. a game like that isn't a platform you just jump on and i mean what am i just wanna say i get i mean i get you know he's a celebrity no but i'm just talking about the performance that's usually what takes you to the next level i didn't say it forward now if you remember we had a whole conversation here about godfrey nti and how i carried on after godfrey. Remember we had that whole conversation. Did you hear about that? kinda but me and tiara are great first of all um when i was in atlanta um i was doing an atlanta comedy theater and i was on stage i liked hour 40 that's what i do that it's what headliners do and then my boy artie fuqua give me a wave it's like i got off stage you know after you finished you put your brother to bed you're like you get off stage it's like , hey, I just have to tell you something.
I know this sounds strange, but I have to keep the program going. I was like what for him it's like t.i is going up and he was literally like to do what he was like I don't know what you're talking about and he says he's going to do comedy I said oh okay and it's I said it's his city he left it upload and all i said was you know i watched it because i'm you fans so i was like me what's up? I went straight to the green room because I'm the way I am I'm done I'm a headline I'm done I'm going to unzip that's what I don't care who's in the room?
That's what I've always done, so they were like uh on my podcast. They are like you. Did you go see him? I'm a headliner and I mean never. I didn't know to do comedy, so I'm not going to watch. I'm not saying he shouldn't be doing comedy. I'm just a headliner. I just finished. then i know someone took that excerpt from me saying they showed it to you and then ti was in the woods you know when you go into the woods and i need to quickly take care of this situation and i was like oh and then you know what t.i is in the woods and he's got that angle it's like when snoop dogg is mad all you see is his nostril yeah he's got his aunt's scarf on i go oh snoop on somebody but yeah he was like some people were like you, right? hear what in t and it just spread like wildfire and i had southern dudes like southern comics calling me like you see t.i said i might say what happened and i didnt even think about it because as a comedian thats how we talk we are like me he is he's a comedian he doesn't put his time into this it's just this is the way we talk like comedians yeah and they took it like i was hating on him doing comedy i said nah dude i didn't go to see him because i'm not going to see someone I don't know who is known for comedy having headlined that was just for that moment yeah now if it had happened that t.
I came earlier I went up and said hey I want to do some time I'll go yeah I don't give a damn and then I would have looked just to say I'm doing comedy that's all you know so after that I headed to them right away. I said because people went, gone, I tell everyone like you, what are you going to do, what are you doing, and of course people can't wait. to get in here you dm like hey man you gonna push and move all the way man i was like me so nick cannon i told him about it he goes yeah i heard about it and then he facetimed us i said let's talk let's go face to face man i'm in
chicagoall day i just want you to know i'm chicago and even though i've been in new york for 20 years i'm a chicago boy so let's go face to face here i go hey man let's talk about this squash this isn't a big deal and we talked about it we had a conversation very nice you know and he said you know i look at you like a goat man you wanted to meet the comedy greats i said ok i appreciate it was the podcast i listened to the podcast well this is before this is the afternoon before a few hours before the podcast is fine and i said i don't appreciate it but then i said you know what i even apologize i said i'm sorry you took it's the wrong way there's nothing wrong with apologizing to another guy you know especially people black we gotta learn how to ju st go hey man i'm sorry what's wrong with that doesn't mean i'm a punk i don't do any of that i say hey man i'm sorry about that but i'm not sorry about the way i felt about the way we are like comedians like protocol it's just like and then i told him i'm like me after you're done rhyming i'm off my man i know you just rocked this gig but i got a couple songs to release real quick. you would be exactly like that, but you have to explain it to him that way because that's the world he understands, me and me, and when I looked at it from his angle, I could see and there were other comedians coming up to him crazy. so it was a build up so when i said something he just added to everything but we crushed it then i said can you do my podcast?
He said I love deep podcast and spoke. got a little heated because he said man I thought you were cool when I met you in the green room and then the next minute dog I said it wasn't a two face thing I was just talking like a comedian doing a 25 year old sitcom and then you're doing he said but i've always been a fan of comedy i know but i've never seen you act so it was just one of those things but the good thing is it's also true that people can exaggerate things so if you can imagine they didn't have a conversation directly oh it could be something i really like and i said i like atlanta i want to be able to yeah hey i want to be able to come back i love tip that's one of my favorite people and he's one of my favorite rappers, but yeah, he can't approach everything like the world of rap either, although yeah, you already know this. what I mean is I heard him on the podcast and he was talking like don't ring the bell don't talk about it I was like he wasn't trying to play the damn don't break the bell you know? we have side bets on who's going to be the first comedian to end up slapping yeah we have a side and he's really passionate about comedy man h It's really he goes as high as he can and you know yeah he's a superstar we know that I mean I heard you it's me I'm a fan of you for a long time I said dude I'm a fan of yours.
I know, but as far as comedy and protecting your art form, just what it is, that's how comedians talk and I said and then we had another conversation, he says, you know I'm thinking I want to come in you know different types from comedy as a physicist i said ok i said this i said ok you're kind of naughty buddy are you really ready to be vlogging? i fall on a little flower i wonder if anyone is with you as a man who you get the shoes from they get you that's how we talk to each other i said i hope you could take that because that's the world of comedy so if anyone bothers , you'd say I, uh, I, man, this shirt is tight, you're going to be like I'm sorry I don't.
I appreciate you talking to me like that, yes I think we need to deal with this situation quickly. I don't want it to be but I'm he's really looking into it and I was like man we're here to help you dog any time you have a question or whatever we're here to help you man because it's still a process though I feel like you know cabin comedy. the star thing is a rite of passage for many yeah yeah i feel like you should have a certain number of hours before you jump on stage i'm surprised because shaq is a real comedian yeah but you know shaq is a business man , you know what I mean too, I'm surprised shaq said no I don't want to know in this room, I don't think he's ready, did he record it yet?
I think he already recorded it, yes, I thought so. All-star weekend I think it was All-star weekend I heard he did, he did well, I mean, I think he already did well, but that was it. I know just a little yeah but it was us we ready to go that's my man he's my brother right there so yeah what are the rules of comedy? Because when we talked about it here on the show I said I don't think Godfrey would have a problem with a seasonal comic like Chris Rocket shows anyone.chasing him. We've had that before you know.
George Wallace. Have. Hey, this person is in the room. Seinfeld is in the room. masters at what they do rock all those guys masters been doing it longer than me would they go after you or before you it doesn't even matter if you know if you're a comedian you're in you know in your art form of course that you show respect but if it was a comic buff it would be like nah you know if it was like a comic it's been fighting but even a budget buff ain't gonna do that they just ain't gonna go up you know i mean to a main show, but yeah, if it's like a particular person, you know he's headline, then you'll go, yeah man, let them, yeah, they can go up, yeah, it's a little bit, you know, it's probably common sense, Tonight guys, you talk about everything on your podcast, yes, and there's something on your stand-up. stay away from that topic dammit i always go hard in paint so i'm always about race you know i love it i'm a big fan of paul mooney george carlin pryor i'm none other than i like yeah no I talk about it. the jewish community in a bad way is ok i leave that alone israel because people were like what about israel pedestal i think they are wonderful people no there are certain things i just don't but i talk a lot. liking nothing is what I feel it's funny to me you know what I mean because I always took myself as a comedian only one man, you know that's why people say well why do you know why everyone is going to match your fame like what? how come you're not the one i'm doing well some of the things i talk about not everyone is going to be happy with you you know what i'm saying but i want to say i've always taken a unique approach to running whatever you know and, yeah, intellect is my thing too, you know what I mean, but I came from um, the black circuit in chicago, that's where dion came to me. me and cole and d ray davis brought corey holcomb to fan night you know i like this those are freaks yes i brought corey i've known him since i was 16 he played basketball baseball player whatever played basketball my brother whatever and yes i am i am yes i come from that circuit you know the bernie mac club bernie the cotton club bernie mac took me under his wing shout out george wilborn george wilborn and another brother evan lionel who are like big brothers who really like really created the whole Chicago comedy scene I came in and I was always that guy who was oh this is the smart guy from college yeah I stayed I never never left him and then when I got to New York I was doing all the ghetto. def jam roof was never made def jam never made it made me audition a thousand times wow i never got picked for death jam i feel like i always wonder what would have happened because it's like an outlier what if everyone in chicago stayed? chicago chicago would have been the biggest comedy scene period in the world probably but i don't know if it would beat new york though really with all those legends yes new york has a lot of legends but yes new york but new york has a lot of spaces to practice but does wouldn't I have that if everyone had stayed there with all that money?
I don't know, I don't know why moving is the reason Dion is who she is. reason bernie is who he is eventually he's nice i had to leave but when i was in chicago we were doing shows about i was doing like seven seven i was performing like seven times a week so when i got to new york i passed from seven to thirty mm-hmm. 30 shows a week wow I was doing 30 to 40 shows a week I can't think of a city that has better proper comedians although in chicago yeah yeah we have dion bianco um uh who else do we have? um you said d -ray little round davis little row yeah we have and there are other up and coming guys coming too yeah we have a lot really yeah we got good just the niece it's just a niche there's a niche girl who's a new person coming up we got that yeah it's a lot and we're all different they're all so different you know different styles I'm not gonna lie to you when I came to New York though don't let them beat it in your comics I love them a lot of them were doing the same kind of yeah it was like the same kind of style i was like damn they all talked about the same thing like new york the guys from chicago came over we were all different it's like y'all are all different like look at dion cole, his style, my style, uh, gory style was different. comedian like him white hipsters exactly love it i've seen it i've seen hannibal doesn't get the best response in the black room well he's funny though and would still be funny but here's the thing yeah that's not was that was funny he said he told the crowd saying this ain't working still okay good night but hannibal but look this is what i this is what sometimes the problem with comedy Black is that we are in a box. i know he expects you to talk about you you're not that poor ladies if your man is like that that's his name i call him black hack it's like the same old themes but hannibal was so different i saw but a lot of we are different blacks we are not a monolith and i love it to see guys like hannibal there are many alternatives like the lucas brothers the lucas brothers the twins yes the lucas brothers it's good to see that we are different you know what i mean that's how i like my shows because sometimes you'll follow a show and everybody's talking about the same thing like it's the same joke the same thing whatever and on my shows I usually like to put different kinds of guys there's a guy named akeem woods who just coming out like four years ago and he's a fantastic man he's so different and he
talksabout racism as a black gay man which a lot of black gay men don't talk about which is really real he's different like I've already done in my show, who it's different so I like to show the differences in dark comedy because I don't want people to say oh we just went on a dark comedy show it's just a comedy show you know and that's how people feel that I'm interested in diversity in black communities, that's important to me, I saw you got this Discussion about how you know you made it when someone steals one of your jokes.
No, who was it that said it. You know you know you made it when someone takes one of your jokes. Yes, I saw that discussion on your Instagram page. you're talking to alonzo oh that was david um dave arnold oh it's dave arnold david arnold because a guy named joe something like he took I guess he took one of his jokes he said that's when you know you made it when someone takes you I think it's just that is means someone else did it when they snatched you because many times, many times there are people who come on TV before you and they will rip you off yeah yeah they are known people who will snatch you and then you see the comedian that is I'm not famous going that's my part and you won't believe that person because that person who is taking his face like that is not yours many times usually it's that person's yeah you know what I'm saying so yeah that's it but there's nothing you can really do or about it right when that happens some comedians fight you know some people just wait for you but actual physique you're going to be like nah i'll do it again yeah some and Sometimes you just go I'll write another joke , You know?
I mean, for me, I'm kind of cool because a lot of people don't accept me because I do that. A lot of people is not the territory. No one wants to enter race territory. I'll talk about interracial dating and get in there. I'll talk a lot about you know you know because no one, for whatever reason, interracial daters don't really like to talk about it. I enter. I'm talking about traumatization. of which is as traumatized as not you know how to say love transcends color i love transcendence we've been fucking for hundreds of years and racism hasn't changed no one has. of someone and someone's still racist right after you popped they back down yeah you know Oh what I'm saying yeah so I talk about that aspect like nobody even nobody
talksabout the part where the one that racial love does not transcend the color that slave masters used to leave on the sleeves, that is what I am saying as I said I would. say i had a joke where do i go if love transcended color they raised you smart if love transcended color the first black woman to be raped they were they would have freed all the slaves the next day wait say it again now i don't know that when you say rape him throw me out like the first black the first slave that was rick cause that's what they did okay that's love yeah i don't think rape equals love exactly i don't know godfrey explains i'm sitting here First, I was saying most of the time, the relationship wasn't love, it was rape, you know what I mean? and they tried to hide it like it was so it's like an inside and you have to yeah that's why the joke says what you understand where I'm coming from because a lot of times the dynamic of that and listen I'm not saying you can't a lot of times people every time i say this.
I'm not saying you can't love another race. I've been with different races, you know, and there are wonderful people from each race, but no one talks about the other aspect. they really loved they loved us how they coveted us and used racism and I've had people say well my this my my my partner is Asian or this and that so I understand I'm going that doesn't mean you understand it you I know what I'm saying The fact that it is a sexual situation doesn't mean you really understand it and see them as equals because sometimes there are those situations that happen like that is what i say you think you could marry another race nah why you say it's too late i was like i thought that she was b missing well trans racial yes yes trans racial but no because the way I'm just saying the way I speak for um black women you know I'm listening I know a lot of women of different races who are fantastic but I i prefer a black woman ok i prefer them thats what im saying if i got mad i just prefer them its not about this and a lot of times when you talk about black women in a positive way its like all the other races . get mad they like go oh you don't like others i don't know that has nothing to do with it black women don't understand they don't treat them right they don't compliment them enough everyone copies them all the time they know they take everything they do, they set trends but there are never compliments there are never black women there are a lot of black men who tend to black women in public ways i realize a lot of us often times come out of our mouths and say the most horrible thing about black women in public which is crazy to me you know what i say there's never enough positive you know i say that that's just me i prefer black women that's just me i'm not saying i've never dated other women girls, now I have no people. stop posting the photos, they make you love them but it depends on the country you are in, no, I have never been to Russia, I found it very interesting that you have done comedy in Russia and Ukraine, I was only in Russia. i did a comedy festival in russia in 2018 wow oh yeah i was the first i was the first american duel on an american set in russia i didnt know and my manager said uh the russians love you i said so i it was like for him it's like they want them to have a comedy festival I said laugh I say there's a festival they only started doing comedy like seven years in Russia how did that work because they don't have the greatest freedom of expression that is what I am saying that they spoke to me on skype.
You know they were like hey. oh they did it was like guthrie we are so happy we see all your tracks you are so funny we laughed you both are like a straight face so funny we love you we want to welcome you to punchline so 2nd annual festival by punchline. I can't wait for you to come. I was like, well, I don't know, I'm not sure. I said we already put money in the account. though i was like oh i looked i said i can't wait to come i can't wait what did they see they saw my videos in i have done lithuania yes they picked me up they did a whole festival in lithuania barely knew english i That?
I guess my videos are related to you know, you know, Dutch comedy, how does that work when people barely know English and I went to go? I went to Puerto Rico to a comedy show. I went to see Ida Rodriguez and the people who opened for her. i was sitting there kind of catching little words here and there but i didn't know what was going on until yeah it's just you know what's up you know people get it um you know when i made lithuania that english was their second language they understood what i was doing wow i talked about my dad because my people like things about my dad you know im
nigerianso i would talk about my dad sounding like the lion king in the thing and people know the lion king everybody knows africa because african is very international so africans living in lithuania knew that i didn't and they got it which was crazy but russian was weird because when i was or on stage , they had headphones, it was like they had stations, it seemed like they had headphones in 300 rushes and the guy says: oh, don't worry, we have an interpreter in the booth, so when you talk, he's going to put Russian on the headphones. wow and that worked i was likethis is understood. crushed i hope kanye finds peace you know you definitely know why i mean listen no one we don't know what it is i mean we all know what it's like to be in a relationship and you lose your woman and whatever and they're with someone else, no you know how somebody's going to act we talk because it's not happening to us but you know you hope it doesn't have to get to that point where you know because I know everyone is calling Connie crazy and all this first of all I think he's a genius i'm a big fan of kanye but i think there's a lot of internal stuff he has to deal with and i hope we all can i just hope he can understand that without saying help like in something like that he's you know you know what to i mean like he is we need help i go to rape every week i would like to go to a therapist yes i go to therapy every week right yes absolutely?
How does it help? I help you, you know, I mean we don't have therapy. All my Jewish friends have therapists. All of them yes. i'm not sure i need it because when they ask me questions i go i'm fine no no no no i was raised weird no no one no one no one put a finger up my ass no one did any of that no i'm just saying no one did anything weird you know no one ever there was never never don't say a word no one came into the room late at night i've never been no my parents i have to get shit my parents weren't perfect but everyone my sister my brother we all treated very well you know ow i was i'm a middle child but i'm the first child so i got a lot of attention nigeria that's important when your first child whoa when you're yours you see it's a trick i always do that a little calf pop hey did you see what godfrey did to him i always i'm trying to outshine everyone oh no me um yeah i grew up pretty normal man like yeah i have spanx so you know we're not abused views he got spanked you got disciplined my parents tried to get them to be very logical about it what they were doing, we tried to use our common sense, so as far as trauma, maybe there's trauma as far as being a black guy in America, you know, yeah, I mean I've been held at gunpoint in chicago which you know is the most segregated city in the country to this day even though it was discovered by a black haitian named jean baptiste juan du sable a black man discovered chicago the most segregated city but yeah i have had cops kind of like harass me a little bit um there's that trauma as far as being black and the racism thing but i can talk about it on stage like every day you know it's always been my outlet but other than that, as far as narcissism, I'm not overly narcissistic even though I'm doing comedy because the thing about entertainment is there's a lot of mentality that goes on and we hide it through entertainment absolutely, we create these characters, yeah, you know, and it's and is actually, need We use therapy but it's entertainment it's probably the only area where you can be mentally and people say no but they're eclectic no they're awake yeah you know what I mean this person is a psycho this person is a sociopath , but they're like but look at their paintings, you know, I think we're all raised as sociopaths just because, especially when you're a black man in this country, a man point, I saw that it's okay, they tell you, they tell you not to sit well you know you can't show your emotions and you know you have to be almost stoic all the time yeah yeah you know when my mom passed away man they told me not to cry yeah that's the
nigeriantradition yeah yeah I was there my mother lay dead and I had to be like you know my relatives are like you can't you're the first son you can't do that right now you can't you have to be strong for your father why what do you think that is to be strong?
I don't know, but I'm African. a pamphlet on all the rules but it was like you can't no you can't cry you gotta be strong for your dad boom now you're the man of the house boom I was like okay I was right there in the funeral I was like oh okay did you ever know that even when you guys weren't different times because it was
morewhen my parents died it was
moreshocking to me because it was like wow it's surreal like everyone was the same , you know you don't believe the same way some people do oh I was like wow this is crazy when my dad passed away because my dad passed away like 10 years after my mom passed away from leukemia and so yeah yeah yeah You know, and when my father passed away, you know I had to do a show.
I remember doing a program and my sister's alma mater, Loyola. university in chicago and my father's body was resting on the street so i had to make a show of going out goodnight then meeting the funeral director thank you and only to see my father laying there like he was like oh god yeah crazy time yeah yeah but it was like you know you cry sometimes you know when it hits you bam sometimes the strangest things will make you cry like once upon a time i cried like i was in chicago and i saw the ballparks when my mom signed me up for little league i started crying wow just areas that took you back to that time yeah i was like my mom signed me up because i want to play little league baseball my mom signed me up to play baseball you know and he hit you sometimes it varies and when it happens ens you know what I'm saying so it's wild because it's an era like there's an era where we're literally told we've got to be tough as hardcore get out of here man you'll be fine it's like that man, that girl, man, that charlie. murphy that was my man hilarious why can't i just cry about this law the get out of here man what you gotta do is get squashed man you get through all that yeah and you make it even worse you gotta do that yeah it makes you work so yeah, it's us in our
culture, culturally as men, even you know, I'm sure in others, you know men, you're not supposed to cry and keep it, especially with us, man, our trauma, man, we have to put up with that , but even society makes us not express ourselves you know our society makes it like oh black people stop it you know everyone else is crying over their oppression that's right and as soon as we mention our they are like we go just make a song for us but you know why because then we're holding someone accountable now t have to be held accountable most of our oppression is holding everyone accountable yeah that's why with that critical theory ca of race which is a stupid brand it should be called american history done the right way i mean most of american history is sad our history is mostly white people on our own sorry not all of it wife is ok there is the disclaimer but yeah most of us are white people with us like you watch any um documentary um like when i saw um the gordon park stock i'm a big nerd i'm a nerd when it comes to documentaries on me alvin ailey i just watched alvin ailey gordon parks haley has a dog what i gotta watch that fantastic alan hayley gordon parks his name is a weapon of choice huh the new ali one the new one on pbs ken burns one i watch a lot of documentaries and i watch irma ernest and i watch documentaries about the whole world but when it comes to ours if you realize all our greats always had to go through jim crow segregation it was always alas met race it's always been toni morrison she her documentary is fantastic it's always race oh because they were black oh jim crow segregation it's always that and that's why they don't want that critical race theory in schools because white people will be responsible because of how good they were with us, plain and simple, you know what about Native Americans, you want to talk about real American history, there's none left that's right, like they're not at least with black people, we know we're close, people keep insulting us people conjure us up in conversations we're like tada we're like magic blacks there are white families raising us and we're not even in their house they say what's up with those mirrors i used to say this i said i used to say i used to say this if i could seeing a white guy's thought bubble there would be like a black dick dancing in the center like they think about our dicks more than we think i'm just saying when i would go abroad the dudes, you guys are people like the black guy just trying to catch a cat, they always do it in some language.
I remember in Prague they said fiki fiki means when he was in Prague the guy said I was like why go in? the store i just want some clothes in turkey it's a universal thing about us people have an obsession i call it black philophobia um that's my little um i like it i made up as a latino negative i feel a phobia it's the love and hate of black people you You know what I mean they love us so much they hate us you know when someone is so jealous of you they hate your ass but they can't live without us it's impossible to live without us but I'm doing fine you know if you hate us . so leave us alone like i'm not even trying i'm actually trying to help you be a good racist i want you to be good at it if you don't like us please leave all aspects of black alone please not our
culturethat's the problem i have is the culture you have when you stay with our culture but you keep chasing us this this this that but they were like i was at a beyonce concert it's like no that's what they said they love our culture but they don't love us they don't I like it if it's very strange it's strange compartmentalization that they do I don't understand it I'm going I wonder if going back to the previous point you made as if we know how to enslave the coveted master you know the slave I wonder how that impacted his women do you really know what I want say yes yes women had to be like this you know why you love that black woman so much yes it is yes it is and it is a psychology that is like a mystery we will never solve because they can literally come. i knew i knew dude okay remember uh ray donovan yeah i love that show and there was a scene where john voigt is getting a pedicure from this black woman and he goes oh you're beautiful you're beautiful he goes she's like oh so you like black women yeah its the man i dont eat wow that was heavy wow i was like that and it nailed it i said because there are guys who literally dont like black black dudes but they love black women but they hate our presence yeah I've seen that dynamic I'm not saying they're all like that but I've seen it where you know you'll see them with the black girl and then as soon as it's okay here there is an example like people say why you dont do vlad anymore mm-hmm true i used to do vlad i was a regular at flatten flats come here mm-hmm no problem with me and vlad and me and lord jamar would do vlad all the time you know i thought it was a good show i used to watch it how this show would watch this i might have great interviews We were there and I wanted to do it I didn't know vlad was a white guy I never knew I thought he was a black guy you know and I started doing his and then some stuff came up about the minister I saw in chicago a couple of weeks I saw his last speech on salvador day i used to go to salvador day when i was in college you know chicago you know man he said something about the minister that wasn't that i didn't agree with that it wasn't the truth you know it wasn't the truth in a speech in particular it was not the truth no Could you disagree with the minister?
I don't care what you are. I'm not. I hear it. I am not muslim. I'm not. he said something that was like oh no that's not true he said and he was talking to d.l hughley at the time d.l was just listening to him and he said something he said yeah well farragun said this this is it and I was like nah, that's not true that what he was doing was a metaphor, bro, he was saying something like he was saying something derogatory towards the Jewish community, I was like no. Actually, you didn't know what I mean.
I agree with no one, dog in no one's community. mm-hmm. I don't agree with that, but Mr. Cohn didn't say that and said. you know what's scary when royce the five nine dm is you uh you know what i mean them d dm you say hey bro we just need to talk to you for a second and elijah farrakhan farrakhan's grandson grandson dm me hey listen darling when they say darling me i was like let me answer this so y'all say you're still going to be doing vlad you hear what he said then i heard what vlad said and i said oh hi and me and lord jamar just say hi man why not? you like uh you should apologize to my man you know what you said wasn't very good you know and he said ok i already did and applied he says ok you didn't it wasn't really an apology yeah i remember he corrected himself it was like If it was a technical difficulty.
I said just apologize. ind of came out of because what you said was what has been plagued his entire career and that's like dangerous you know and so and then and i said and then lord jeremiah is like but you got mad when nick cannon said what he said you turned real upset and the cannon apologized like he literally apologized and then when he sat down and investigated yeah he investigated and all that but then you talk about our person being part of our community whether we like it or not he's still part of our community and the old man decide to be stubborn, but we have toillegitimate came out when he wanted to buy a net they had some girl said you're my daddy or whatever and then when he wanted to buy it back some came up and people said they were trying to destroy a legacy but then I would hear that I would.
I've known people who had something like this happen to them and they never reported it and I was like they know what I'm saying. My mother knew someone who never reported it. like i never reported it because i dated whatever so i wasn't that surprised but it was disappointing because he's an icon comically what he's done for tv he was literally the first black person to be on a national tv show i spy in the 60s guilty robert so he knows he had a cosby show before the regular cosby show he was a gym teacher in the seventies he had a buddy he had a cosby show he was like he was a gym teacher i am me when i tell you im a nerd about this he had a cosby show in the 70s then he had fat album animation remember he later did texas instruments as far as advertising text instruments he calculated calculators and of course he had jello pudding then he was in a show called the electric company electric company with morgan freeman and rita moreno was like a kids show right after sesame street so it was always on the picture pages educational, literally changed eras for African Americans 67, he was the first to be on national television doing stand-up on the jack par and ed sullivan show. and he influenced richard pryor, richard pryor looked at him on the edge so he said richard was like, i wanna be like that guy, i wanna be like cosby, so richard pryor copied cosby for a while until richard was like, damn, miss, how much? how much of bill's self-righteousness do you think you know led to his demise that's another thing too when bill was kind of chasing everyone on top he had fights with dl he had a fight with him well jamie foxx d id eddie murphy was the first to go you know bill cosby called me saying why you always cuss and you know and it was his self-righteousness that made it even worse because pull up your pants pull up your pants but but i'm like but cosby they helped you too they are a man man by the name of sheldon leonard sheldon leonard was an actor producer and produced i think the dick van dyke show actually helped bill cosby and he fought to get bill cosby on i spy in the 60 so cosby helped you too , You know?
I mean, because I don't like it when people who get money act like nobody helps them. the donut man who gave you free food when you were hungry someone helped you take the next step you know what i mean you can't forget even my mount rushmore is on your mount rushmore is on the back of the mountain right now it's on the back i have carlin i have um i have paul mooney and kevin i see paul all the time. You know we have an interview at the breakfast club. We never dated Paul Moore. his life your favorite place was something about that morning it's just that he was on something else yeah and i was just like i don't want people to see people like that yeah it was he was when he was getting a little bit it wasn't like 10 ago years okay yeah yeah paul i love paul um i'm a red fox and um wait that's what he's gonna be four he said i thought it was five my resume was four oh i thought oh, because everyone always says your top five. so those are the guys and then you play in the back i just put them in the back just sit in the back i was in the front and then did you know what's so cool about all those guys if people wanted i might dig something up in my galaxy on the day it was f was they did a lot of yes b But we don't we don't discuss overton windows enough right now certain things were acceptable at one time in society but they weren't anymore yeah yeah you see it from maybe 15 20 years old damn you wouldn't be able to say that and I like some of you guys when you talk about LGBT all that stuff you were doing I think it must be we need to be better at dialogue with that we should be able to laugh at ourselves thats real as i remember you said thats why you got fired from syria what happened like this yeah godfrey remembers the times a bit but tell them about the time they fired you when you were doing that homophobic tell them what the fuck i was doing like um you know the show karen hunter show you know she was doing her show and you know and i was doing little excerpts when i and then they said oh come on s to offer you a program, okay, have you ever done radio? uh so I said you know they want to give you a show I mean sure I said talk talk talk you know I don't come out of the box but I talk that's what I do and they said no we want to change the station, you know it well.
I said you were sure and it was a conservative black stage. I say, are you sure? because I enter once more. Are you sure? like an hour i had an hour i was kicking ass i was kicking ass i even interviewed like jermaine dupri had meth and all my had different types of people and then people were like the audience because i rocked the radio station because they were used to being conservative and I walked in, they're just like me, well, just on purpose and I let you know. There were a lot of older people listening and then I started to really connect with black truckers that I recognized out of nowhere.
I was mocking. He was like all the black truckers, if you're out there and you're black. the truck was like no one recognized us before they were like man no one ever talks about us and you are the first person really so i had that so my show people like that i need more time so i have two hours , they gave me two hours 10 months from now a two hour show was in prime time so i was kicking ass it was called the godfrey complex yeah and from there you know i imitate people thats what I did, I made fun of people, that's what I did, so I went to DC. to siriusxm and dc who got real hot you know joe madison yeah madison i went on his show joe said i love what you do bro i love how nervous you push it you push the envelope so i went to the laura coach show, right? and when he was waiting in the lobby to go to his show and this truck was driving by and there was a guy at the desk, right, he was really freaky, he's freaky and and you could tell because he had like makeup, but he was a man, but he had makeup, he whatever, so this trucker walks in and sees me. i walked in the lobby and in the truck i was like me man i'm a huge fan of the show i'm a truck driver man you might get a picture sometime i said of course so remember no there is no one in the thing and so on. the guy and the guy were rude like at the desk he says um no pics love heck shots that's how he said he's like no pics i was like fine but why are you so rude damn dude he's like huh never mind no shot pink, it literally glowed, it was literally so, literally, it was so ridiculous.
I said okay and the truck driver was like he was mad and I said, man, we can't take you, you know? when i went on lord coach show i made fun of him not because he was gay just t making fun of me as he played and i say yes and laura says me why why why are you so like why are you feel you seem to be kinda disturbed i said yea the guy downstairs was rude like you know he and he she said what did she do i said yea i was trying to take a picture with this trucker and you know why truckers subscribe to the show and he was like now pekta now back you know and i said you know what we should have done was grab him by the brains and drag his ass like he kicked that other guy. he fired me about that but i think that was crazy thats equality you talked about it like he was a normal person he wasn't even thank you i wasn't thinking about him being gay thats how you would have responded to anyone who was rude. to you at the time but sometimes when people go and say like what is it some of my friends will say homophobia I go that's not homophobia bro that's not it I'm not a homophobia phobia is like oh yeah , yes, that's a phobia, yes, when I associate with gay people, oh, yes, oh, yes, you're looking at my ass. no, I don't do that if I don't agree with my gay friend I'm going alone I don't agree with you friend there is no phobia get out of here one of my one of the guys I travel with the most is the name of the community I came with i told you you went out to call him don't say don't say don't say he's coming no I'm not going to say no I'm not going to be like chevelle going your best friend your best friend I'm not transphobic ok I'm not transphobic I told you man , I'm not, I have a gay friend, I put him on my shows all the time, listen, I'm not, I'm not, but he's a gay black guy. dude he's just a comic man and he's a nice nice guy and it's like I'm not it's just that we should be able to disagree with someone and you should be able to bust his kid character if you pause you know what to I mean, he was like, oh yo, I'm saying I should be able to talk to you like a mess, I even do that on stage. gay community you know i'm your ally you're my people but you'll be able to laugh at yourself that's right not now you can't choose to play special interest this is comedy we don't want to joke about ourselves in a loving way is not enough because man you know how many of my gay friends chase women and watch them go.
Have you seen the vagina? It's disgusting yeah yeah but I don't think you hate women but we should be able to joke about it in a good way and just because you know what I mean that's why I love Flame Flame I don't care how identifies Flame as it's just funny, Flame is being hated on, what are you supposed to do because? He remembers that he knew Flame when Flame first started. We were all fans, so I was close to Flame. This is 95. I was close to Flame, so Flame always. he told me he's like god because you always treated me like a normal person man i said yeah i didn't care i grew up on the north side of chicago boys town i got cooper i don't get it but that's you.
I'm not going to hate you because he's your businessman. You want Teddy's girl. You have to do this. You have a penis on your phone. york what is this showing tomorrow tomorrow yeah oh guess what then check it out? from the 25th to the 27th and then I'm going to do Wilding Out season 18 with Nick Cannon in Atlanta you know what I'm saying and I'm going to be a consultant on that as well so I'm going to hang out with the nick team in Atlanta for two weeks and then follow me on instagram comedian godfrey if they dont stop blocking all t black creators like to keep doing all the time for some reason all black creators are always blocked thats the fact like all my boyfriends they are black, no, we were like, dammit, they blocked me again, they blocked me from my life again, not me. i know why they keep doing that alive i don't know i got blocked a lot and i'm like i didn't even say anything. for you guys and my podcast is on godfrey we rely on the digital gas network ok tuesdays and fridays 10pm it was that after cherry so you did an hour i did an hour and a half you almost broke dick's record gregory did gregory the longest breakfast club interview there are never aliens you've never seen anything im tired of explaining these aliens aliens have been running godfrey comedian m r breakfast place you
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