5 Of The Best Stand-Up Routines On Showtime At The Apollo
Showtime At The Apollo has introduced the world to some of its best talent, including some pretty amazing comedians. Here are five of Showtime’s best stand-ups:
Although just a kid, this young comedian had the audience roaring. With his jokes about adults, lying, and his hilarious imitations, Lil J.J. got a standing ovation as he exited the stage. The audience even participated in his last joke: a break up poem to his girlfriend. “Roses are red, violets are blue. I’ve got a crush on your mama, so I’ve got to break up with you.” Let’s just say, it’s a must-see.
In his 3 minute stand-up, DC Benny manages to hilariously cover a wide variety of topics including: personal stories from living in Brooklyn, how difficult it is to be tall, and his experience at Customs while traveling to Jamaica. And somehow, it all ends up making sense. It may be quick, but it’s comedic gold.
With his countless and seriously impressive celebrity impressions, the Showtime audience was in tears! From Jay Z, to Denzel, and Chewbacca—yes, Chewbacca!—Edwards had his audience in stitches. His one-of-a-kind, memorable performance is one you’ve got to check out for yourself.
Actress and comedian Kim Coles lit up the Showtime stage in 1987. She begins by talking about just a few criteria she believes men should have if they’re going to approach a woman. Criteria #1: Have all 32 teeth? Her reasoning will make you laugh until you cry… and that’s just the beginning! Check out the start of her epic career in comedy for yourself:
Gabriel Iglesias has become a major name in comedy, and it’s no wonder why after watching his Showtime bit. With his incredibly accurate sound effects, Iglesias recounts experiences of trying to fit into the rollercoasters at Disneyland. Bonus: if you’ve ever wondered what Bill Clinton would sound like speaking Spanish, you’re in for a treat.
To see more incredible talent, be sure to tune into the Showtime At The Apollo Thursday, March 1st on Fox.