Natasha Leggero, a poor blind man’s Mia Kirshner, has always been a mediocre and forgettable comedian. A couple of years back, this wannabe-funny and wannabe-pretty, stain of stand-up was busy doing her “I don’t like Hip-Hop music” act to bored audiences in empty rooms. When I first heard her routine, I among others felt that her crappy jokes were more anti-black than anti-Hip-Hop. The deep and unintelligent accent that she routinely used to portray black rappers, complete with cliched “Yo, Yo, Yo’s” and closed-eyed arm-waves proved she was yet another racist Caucasian comedian.
Lines like “since when did yelling over OUR favourite hits become music?” and her venomous use of the word “aks” just hinted at her horrid opinion of race and minority culture. The irony of a white person mentioning all the modern contrivances of Hip-Hop which they themselves helped manufacture during their takeover in the last ten years is pretty astounding. The additional irony of attributing the word “aks” to black people when it was originally spoken by poor Caucasian Americans during Slavery, is almost a joke in itself.
After watching this offensive routine (and since I’m not a fan of the equally unfunny Whitney Cummings or the equally racist Chelsea Handler) I forgot all about this whinging uptown skinny twat. That was until last week, when all the unfunny and all the untalented came together for the Roast of James Franco; and once again comedy took a step backward.
First of all, let me mention that somebody stereotyping their own culture is acceptable. A Jew telling Jewish jokes is not racist for example, all races and creeds are free to laugh at themselves; what is racist is a person focussing solely on race when joking about a different ethnic minority. This is what pretty much took place on this tedious and racist event, in which all the anti-Indian, anti-Asian, and anti-Middle-Eastern, unwise wisecracks targeted toward Aziz Ansari were cleverly masked by the Jewish jokes (which incidentally did not have the same effect since they were told by Jews). It was very telling of contemporary comedy, that almost every joke concerning the only minority on stage focussed on prejudicial objectivity and racial stereotyping. It felt more like an 1980’s Paki bashing than a 2013 comedy “Roast”.
The worse of all of the whitey-white comedians was Natasha Legerro, who when referring to Aziz said; “He was recently awarded India’s highest honour… soap”. Again, Leggero was oblivious to the fact that the Babylonians and Egyptians (ethnic minorities) invented soap in the first place, so again irony was lost on this racist fool. But atop of her previous race-hate stand-up, this line just proved how low she is willing to go for a taste of mainstream success.
Of course, Aziz Ansari just sat there and took this jibe like the pussy that he is. With his fake laughing and pounding of the arm of his chair, he seemed like a contemporary Sammy Davis Jr. Minorities like Ansari and Craig Robinson (to name but a few) who are constantly surrounded by white “comedians” and white “celebrities”, seem fine being derided by descendants of Colonial Imperialists as long as they garner some iota of fame in the process. Instead of the shitty comeback about “stereotypes from 1995”, Azari could have retorted with a white or even a Jewish joke, but just like the token arse-kissing minority that they wanted him to be; he stayed quiet like a fucking sellout.
Grovelling minorities aside, it was surprising how many jokes about Aziz concerned his race, even Lames Franco told one about Ansari resembling the monkey in “Oz: The Great And Powerful”; the whole fucking debacle seemed more of a Bernard Manning tribute, than a so-called “Roast”.
In this stage-full of cunts, Natasha Leggero was the most offensive and yet the least comedic. With her useless degree in “Theater Criticism”, I assume the study of both irony and comedy was missing from her syllabus. From watching her on stage, I’d be surprised if she hadn’t been studying comedy at the school of Jim Davidson.
Natasha Leggero with her annoyingly whinging voice, Down’s Syndrome eyes, and protruding bottom lip; is a fucking disgrace to stand-up comedy. This scrawny, wizened, po-faced, wrinkly-lipped, stuck-up white honkey bitch (just a bit of casual comedic racism) was the most basest and whitest of an already base white bunch, but most importantly; she was the most unfunniest.
This craKKKer didn’t crack me up.