This past weekend, there were a ton of things to do, like the Eau Claire Ribs and Renaissance Festival, SC Body Building Championship and the Utopia Spring Shrimp Boil. In spite of the heat, I hope you got out and took advantage of some of them.
The event that I elected to grace was George Wilborn’s show at The Comedy House Theatre. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years (or maybe you just don’t listen to urban radio), George Wilborn is Michael Baisden’s funnyman sidekick. He’s been on the Michael Baisden Show for a couple of years now and I must admit that he gave it some much-needed ‘umph’. I had long grown bored with ‘Pimps in the Pulpit’ by the time George joined the crew.
At first The Michael Baisden Show was daring, entertaining and a breath of fresh ghetto air. Then after a couple of months, I quickly recognized that the same old topics and foolery were being recycled over and over again. If you heard the show one week, then you heard it every week.
Anywho, enough of my Baisden-bashing. Skip G and Smoke were the opening and feature acts. They did an honest job but George Wilborn definitely didn’t have to worry about being upstaged by either of them.
When George came out, I think the audience was pleasantly surprised at how attractive he was. He was nicely dressed in a vibrant yellow button-down shirt that glowed against that pretty black skin. And when he smiled, the combination of the yellow shirt and his sparkling white teeth made me wonder if it was 8 o’clock at night or 8 o’clock in the morning. When George spoke, I heard people around me whisper that he sounds just like he does on the radio. I’m curious… who did they expect him to sound like? Alvin and the Chipmunks?
Wilborn’s comedy routine was actually pretty good. Like all good comedians, he infused some local events into his routine. And unfortunately for us, his local topic was the racially-motivated murder and dragging of a black man in Newberry. He managed to get a laugh or two out of the event, but I was extremely embarrassed that a nationally-known comedian could come to our town and point out how back-woods we seem to be. Pretty disappointing.
Anywho, Wilborn was able to keep the laughs rolling with his take on relationships, politics, white people and sex… the typical comedy topics. One of the funnier moments in show came when he mimicked Steve Harvey. You know how Steve Harvey talks with his hands, all 10 fingers spread apart? That’s what George Wilborn did as he pointed out that Steve claims to be a ‘relationship expert’ yet is on marriage number three. Personally, I think some of the best experts are the ones who have failed many times before they found success.
Even so, it seems that George has found marital success in just one shot! He pointed out that he’s been married to the same women for 18 years. I guess that more than qualifies him to call into question Steve Harvey’s 90-day rule. Instead of waiting 90 days to have sex with someone like Harvey suggests, Wilborn was a proponent of having sex right away! He said, if you check it out on the first night and like it, then you proceed to the next step…”Now, what’s your last name?” And if you don’t like it, at least you haven’t wasted 90 whole days of your life before you figure it out!
Well, that advice must have been the motto of the lady in front of me with the black dress on; she let everyone know that she shared that theory. While the others of us just laughed, her animated head-nodding and loud concurrence showed that she whole-heartedly agreed.
At the end of the show, George was extremely gracious and allowed a long line of women to take cell phone pictures with him. As I stood by patiently, hoping to snag a 5-minute interview, guess who came just-a twisting her little self around in front of George? Little Miss Black Dress. Now, I must admit, sistah was cute, but it was clear, she wanted a more intimate interview with George Wilborn. I could barely ask him my questions with all her sideline antics.
So, after I had asked my final question and George gave me a cordial hug, he turned to Miss Black Dress and her crew and asked, “So, what are you ladies getting into tonight?”
“We’re not sure, yet.” They replied in unison.
“Well, whatever it is,” George said, “you have a good time and be careful.” And with that, he turned and walked away. And I died laughing.
So, let that be a lesson to groupies: After the show is over, take your ass to the house; ain’t nobody studying you!