As he approaches his 50th birthday next Tuesday, Will Smith has been quickly checking things off his bucket list. His latest? Stand up comic.
Smith hit the stage Wednesday night to open for Dave Chappelle at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles. He shared a photo of the experience on Instagram, writing as a caption: “I did Stand Up last night… FIRST TIME EVER! I AM HOOKED.”
According to E! News, the Fresh Prince had the crowd cracking up.
“He laid it down! He killed it. He’s a natural storyteller but he had everybody laughing,” a source at the show said.
In addition to Smith and Chappelle, LeBron James, Jon Stewart, and Katt Williams were also in attendance. Talk about pressure! Still, Smith kept most of his jokes aimed at his family, especially his children.
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“He also joked about how he found out about Jaden’s ‘Icon’ single on Spotify and went home to ask Jaden about it and if he could be on Jaden’s remix and Jaden was like, ‘Umm no,’” the source recalled. “He said the next day he messed with Jaden a little more at home by bringing out all his Grammys and music awards, throwing it in Jaden’s face.”
Even though his family is likely used to Smith’s silly antics, Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith, were not only there to support his efforts, but were also laughing throughout the actor’s entire set.