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ThaTruth
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"Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It on HBO..."


          

I was already a fan of hers and I loved it. A lot of the “mainstream” comedy folks may not like it but I thought it was great.

  

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this kinda gives me pause
Jun 06th 2020
1
It’s definitely not for everybody, but if you spend time around people...
Jun 07th 2020
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for us to have only known her as an actress, she did well
Jun 08th 2020
9
Man she did that Nigerian accent thing a LOT.
Jun 07th 2020
3
"nigerian accent thing"? SHE'S NIGERIAN
Jun 07th 2020
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      No I know she’s Nigerian. But she did the accent thing a lot.
Jun 07th 2020
5
           That’s a long description.. lol
Jun 08th 2020
10
           ok so she's not Richard Pryor.
Jun 09th 2020
15
           It was the first example I could think of...
Jun 09th 2020
17
           the Nigerian girls Nigerian accent felt forced?
Jun 09th 2020
20
                I live in the Nigerian capital of the world, outside of Nigeria.
Jun 09th 2020
21
                     that actually makes your take on this even stranger
Jun 09th 2020
22
                     You are the one doing it.. lol
Jun 10th 2020
24
it was funnier than I expected.
Jun 07th 2020
6
I was extremely skeptical
Jun 08th 2020
7
same...i ended up really liking it tho
Jun 08th 2020
12
not incredible but funnier than Amanda Seales' special
Jun 08th 2020
8
that's like saying it's better than getting kicked in the nuts nm
Jun 08th 2020
11
thats not the best endorsement lol
Jun 09th 2020
14
I thought it was pretty good definitely better than expected.
Jun 09th 2020
13
She's polished (that's a compliment). It felt like she was prepared
Jun 09th 2020
16
They gotta give Natasha a special next...
Jun 09th 2020
18
      Is she a comedian? Does she do stand up?
Jun 09th 2020
19
the street interviews were funnier to me
Jun 09th 2020
23

Mafamaticks
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1. "this kinda gives me pause"
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Sat Jun-06-20 10:44 PM by Mafamaticks

  

          

>I was already a fan of hers...

I like her but I'm not a fan per se. It's a lot of companies throwing money behind people because of their fan base and not necessarily their stand up ability nowadays.

Comedy is subjective though so I guess all that shit I just said don't mean shit anyway lol

I'mma check it out though.

  

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ThaTruth
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2. "It’s definitely not for everybody, but if you spend time around people..."
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from Nigeria and other African nations or have them in your family you’ll probably think it’s hilarious.

  

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9. "for us to have only known her as an actress, she did well"
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the whole hour was written by her, her timing and presence was on point

she seems to have studied the craft

  

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lightworks
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3. "Man she did that Nigerian accent thing a LOT."
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Started to annoy me quickly.

I get it, for fellow Africans and I’m sure kids of immigrants it felt familiar and they got it, but I started to get the feeling an a non-African and non-immigrant I shoulda be laughing at her not with her and that’s never a good thing.

  

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Damali
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4. ""nigerian accent thing"? SHE'S NIGERIAN"
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Sun Jun-07-20 12:56 PM by Damali

          

her accent is not a THING. that's so ignorant.

she is telling HER story from HER perspective. you don't have to like it. but there is nothing at all wrong about it. sheesh

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lightworks
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5. "No I know she’s Nigerian. But she did the accent thing a lot."
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Sun Jun-07-20 01:13 PM by lightworks

          

And that was annoying.

Perhaps “Nigerian accent thing” comes across as ignorant but I didn’t mean it like that, I meant it as her particular Nigerian accent comes across as overly forced and exaggerated for comedic effect AND it just factored into 99.9% of the jokes she told and I got tired of it after a while.

You’re right she is talking about her life experiences and should be allowed to but I’m allowed to also feel like meh as someone watching it as an “outsider” I feel like the way she’s setting these jokes up I’m supposed to be laughing AT her not with her (which I know I already said).

No comedian out there is going to have my exact life story so on some level nearly every joke that is told is one that I am an “outsider” to but really fantastic comedians have a way of taking that joke and making everyone understand it and find humor in it, and Yvonne just didn’t do that for me.

For example, Pryor has a joke about being a drug addict and I don’t have that experience at all but I find humor it in because he’s so skilled at telling jokes, I end up feeling like I’m laughing with him not at him.

Yvonne didn’t do that for me hence me feeling the way I did.

  

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legsdiamond
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10. "That’s a long description.. lol"
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I don’t have any issue with someone using an accent to talk about their immigrant parents. That’s usually part of the joke.

I guess if it’s not funny then it can be viewed as going to the well to often but I never felt bad about laughing at anyone using an accent to imitate their parents views on life.

That’s usually part of the joke.

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15. "ok so she's not Richard Pryor."
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17. "It was the first example I could think of..."
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*Kanye shrug*

  

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20. "the Nigerian girls Nigerian accent felt forced?"
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word? just about every comic with immigrant parents does this. Desus and Mero do a Jamaican and Dominican accent every single episode. maybe you've not been exposed to many Nigerians?

  

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21. "I live in the Nigerian capital of the world, outside of Nigeria."
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>maybe you've not been exposed to many
>Nigerians?

Let’s not do this.

  

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22. "that actually makes your take on this even stranger"
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every comic who does a joke about their parents does a voice no matter what the nationality, but especially if their parent is an immigrant.

  

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legsdiamond
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24. "You are the one doing it.. lol"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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6. "it was funnier than I expected."
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I enjoyed it.

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7. "I was extremely skeptical"
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And actually didn't plan on watching, but my girl came over so...you already know.

I didn't think would enjoy it at all but I had 2 or 3 genuine laughs.

I thought it interesting that she echoed the ages old OKP trope of Black vs black. And she didn't even have to clarify or explain it. She just referred to American blacks as "black" and her people as "Nigerians."

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12. "same...i ended up really liking it tho"
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i liked her vox pop interviews...especially the dude that said he knew her and used to chat her on Facebook LOL

>I thought it interesting that she echoed the ages old OKP
>trope of Black vs black. And she didn't even have to clarify
>or explain it. She just referred to American blacks as "black"
>and her people as "Nigerians."
>

I thought she handled it all quite deftly...she walked the tightrope and equally made fun of all the sides...she didn't try to make it like she was better than or that her culture is better than..and actually firmly placed herself, throughout her storytelling, in American Black culture...she is hella smart

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8. "not incredible but funnier than Amanda Seales' special"
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11. "that's like saying it's better than getting kicked in the nuts nm"
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14. "thats not the best endorsement lol"
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13. "I thought it was pretty good definitely better than expected."
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A LOT of my friends have immigrant parents, so I feel at home with and comforted by the perspective. I love the accent play.
I didn't really care for the interviews with her parents though, because it's hard for me to buy them as genuine with a 2-3 camera set up. She also mentioned how many degrees she has more than necessary imo.
I'd recommend it to people looking for laughs

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16. "She's polished (that's a compliment). It felt like she was prepared"
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and did everything right. I found it to be fun and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I don't think she's really that funny, though (Issa Rae and Natasha Rothwell are funnier than she is, assuming that their personalities are similar to their characters on ths show).

  

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18. "They gotta give Natasha a special next..."
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Since Amanda and Yvonne have had them and all...

  

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19. "Is she a comedian? Does she do stand up?"
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23. "the street interviews were funnier to me"
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