Will Smith crosses stand-up comedy off of his “Bucket List,” thanks to Dave Chappelle and others

When Will Smith emerged in the 1980s as a rapper and sitcom star, there was no denying his comedic sensibilities.

Some three decades later, though, the idea of performing stand-up comedy still scared The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air enough that he had it on his “Bucket List,” which he crossed off after turning 50 last September. It’s all part of a Facebook Watch series. Smith received advice from Dave Chappelle, Neal Brennan, Rell Battle, Noah Gardenswartz, Janelle James and others. Watch and learn!

From Chappelle:

  1. “Confidence is key”
  2. “Pick the right shit to talk about”
  3. “You don’t have to be funny all the time, but you do have to be interesting all the time”


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