Richard Pryor, Jake Chandler, Nate discussed on Screen Dive
And so I decided to go across town and sign up for stand up open mic. I'd never done stand up. I'd seen Eddie Murphy when he came to Chicago when I was fifteen my dad, drove me down Chicago theater. We sat in the back row of the entire place of the balcony. And I thought that's a job. And so I I wrote about twelve minutes jokes signed up. I drank five vodka Gimblett s-. I went to the bathroom, and you know, emptied my liquid insides awful and then went up on stage. And did my twelve minutes in about five minutes and race through it. And but I got laughs, you know, like, not all laughs. But I got some laughs. I got half laughs. Really? It was pretty good arsov Richard Pryor live at Long Beach, which I think is the best standup performance ever. I've ever seen still to this day. But you can't you know, the thing about Richard Pryor is he's so honest, and he got that way by coming to the realization that you know, which is a realization I've come to. I'd say fairly recently. I mean, you need to be funny. Sure. But you also should be dead on. Because even if you're if you're honest, but not funny that will ring a bell with the audience, the audience will say, well that wasn't funny, but it was bold. And it it strikes a chord with me. And so when you're on stage, and even when you're not being funny, if you're telling the truth, it's still all entertaining and Richard Pryor clearly came to that realization along time ago and went up and was just telling the truth about race and sex, and and whatever and I was. Nineteen with the one goal of making strangers laugh, and it was not about. I'm not going to be honest. I mean that was I was I was up there under an assumed I was up under under Jake Chandler. I have headshots Jake Chandler on them. I mean talk about dishonest, but Jake Chandler's getting less, and eventually I said, this is preposterous. I can't walk around being j Chandler. So I changed it to Jay Chandrika's, which was like this name that doesn't exist in the world. And then I said that's preposterous to and I went J tender Saker if Arnold Schwarzenegger can do it like. I tried to get him to give us one of shake Chandler's headshots. But it was a no go. You have no style or some fashion. Well. Think that depends on what you're. Oh. Was new question here on screen dive? We usually talk about things that happened in the past. But in our next clip, the devil wears product screenwriter. Aline brush McKenna gives us a peek into the hypothetical future. We asked a lean where she thought the characters she wrote would be twenty years after the film ends that's twenty twenty six if you're cutting her answer was pretty specific. So I think Andy. Has still is still has leather jacket on those boots that she she got from runway. I think she is a. I still journalist and sort of a like, you know, maybe she then wrote for like the observer, and you know, various slightly left wing publications. She's definitely not with Nate. She's definitely like with somebody else who also does sort of Abeille do-goodery, but pay attention to me kind of journalism. So I don't know maybe she like writes for slate. And she's married to somebody who writes for BuzzFeed, they live in Brooklyn. And I think she spent another couple of weekends with Nate. But that's it. And I think they're still friends, and I think he owns a. Cultish restaurant in Boston that makes like Iran ick, home style food, and I think that Emily rose up very quickly up the ranks, and is like an editor in chief of an online fashion killer thing, and I think Stanley never ever got. I don't think sailors care. I don't think Nigel Nigel ever got the big job. I think he was always a Lieutenant others. Yeah. I mean, one of the fun things about this movie is like I pick up my computer and write a million maranda priestly to this day..