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Since celebrating his 50th birthday, Will Smith has embarked on a new journey to live out all of this craziest dreams.
According to Complex News, actor, Will Smith, sought out comedian guru, Dave Chappelle.
Will Smith is apparently preparing to do a stand-up comedy show and is hoping that Chappelle can give him some professional advice that would help him deliver an amazing stand-up routine.
In an episode of Facebook Watch’s Will Smith’s Bucket List, Smith confessed to Chappelle that despite assuming comedic roles, he’s never tried to perform a stand-up set.
“I just wanted to sit with you and get some pointers and ideas,” Will said at the video’s 12-second mark. “I’ve done stand-up. Like, I’ve never used my life to create material to make people laugh.”
Check out the Trailer to the brand new “Facebook Watch’s Will Smith’s Bucket Lis[t,” below!
Chappelle Is excited about this new venture to help out a friend.
Comedian, Chappelle, then urged post-production to utilize the “lower-third” as he ran through comedy tips.
“I’ll run down a checklist, alright? And I don’t know who’s the director but you might want to put these thing on the lower-third,” Chappelle jokes before starting the lesson.
“The first thing I’ll tell you is confidence is key. The reason you should be confident is primarily because you’re Will Smith,” Chappelle said bluntly. “I’ve been watching you for years; you’re actually a funny dude. I’ve spoken to you before, you’re a great conversationalist.”
“What else do you really need?,” he continued. “All you need to do is pick the right shit to talk about. So then number two, pick the right shit to talk about.”
The final tip that Chappelle gave to Smith was some advice that he had received from another fellow comedian who admitted to not being “Particularly good.”
However, Chappelle is convinced that it was the best advice he could have ever taken.
“He said, ‘you are one of these comedians that think they have to be funny all the time and you don’t. But you do have to be interesting all the time,'” Chappelle recalled. “And it works… you have to look at it like you’re conducting a conversation with no rebuttal. They’re talking back with their laughter—or in my case—their disapproval. But—especially someone of your stature—if they feel you, they’ll never forget you.”
Will Smith took on the advice on perusing comedy for the first time, winning over the crowd in his stand-up debut.
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