Thats thanks to a new Showtime series, White Boyz In The Hood, that will feature white comedians trying their best jokes on African-American audiences.
Series producer Anthony Maddox says comedians like Rock and Eddie Murphy benefitted by working the black clubs because, as he puts it, If youre not funny, the audience will let you know within eight seconds.
Although some people might assume that a black audience demands black jokes, Maddox says they prize honesty above all.
In his words, A white guy who comes on with baggy pants going Yo yo trying to create a false sense of relate-ability isnt going to cut it.
For instance, Maddox says Rodney Dangerfield would have killed on the new show without changing a word of his act.
White Boyz In The Hood debuts October 5 and Maddox says the comedians who score points with the African-American audience probably have what it takes to have long-term careers.
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