ANTHONY: I do got this show.
NICOLE: Like music?
ANTHONY: No jokes. Stories. Jokes really.
NICOLE: Yeah? Say a joke.
In addition to Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle, a comedian known for his self-titled comedy show, The Dave Chappelle Show (2003-2006), also dealt with complicated racial issues in his sketches, which created a complicated relationship with his audience.
Here are some bits from his show:
ANTHONY: As long as you got drumsticks and gravy and stuffing then it’s going to be O-Keedoke for sheezle mistokey.
FRAN looks at ANTHONY
ANTHONY: It’s for me act. I’m writing all my funny lines down for my new comedy act.
Comedian and actor Chris Tucker (b. 1971) would be one of Anthony’s contemporary influences in the 1990s. Here are some videos from his stand up routines as well as scenes from his Rush Hour series.
clips start at 4:30)