Mike Epps Makes Special Appearance at BSU Comedy Show
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Anthony Vieira Jr.
When it comes to campus activities and functions, you can always count on Bowie State students to participate. The long awaited homecoming week had finally arrived. And the campus was still buzzing with excitement, after President Obama made an appearance six days earlier. On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, Bowie State hosted its homecoming comedy show, which had a number of comedians, including the popular Mike Epps. The ticket lines were packed of course, but the crowd soon entered ready to enjoy an entertaining show. WKYS 93.9 was present, and warmed up the crowd with a little Hip-Hop and R&B. Queen Aishah (from "BET's Comic View") was the first to perform, and was a clear fan favorite in Bowie because she was hilarious.
The comedian Smokey (also from "BET's Comic View") was next to perform, and was entertaining as well, but the main person who everyone wanted to see was Mike Epps, and there were questions of whether he would actually appear. The questions were soon answered however, and when his name was introduced, the crowd cheered loudly. The atmosphere really felt as that of a playoff basketball game. Mike Epps' performance was a real treat and the comedian had a number of jokes up his sleeve. Additionally, he reenacted lines and characters from movies that he's starred in, including Dey-Dey. ("Next Friday" and "Friday After Next"). However, Epps' most memorable act from the comedy show could be his Barrack Obama impersonation. As the comedian exited, the Bowie State University media representatives were able to conduct interviews with the comedians backstage. After the show, Mike Epps expressed his pleasure of being at BSU when by saying, "It was a live show, and the crowd was crunk and ready to go." When he was asked where he gets his energy from, Epps jokingly said he gets it from BSU. Epps was also asked about his talents and he replied by mentioning, "The Lord blessed me and I love it." The comedian also stated that he discovered he was funny at a young age, and began to tell jokes and spread comedy. Smokey also interviewed with BSU-TV and offered advice for aspiring comedians. He believes adjusting to different crowds may be the most difficult aspect, but he encouraged students to practice, continue to research, and to have originality. Antonio The Cuban Cigar Smoker also happened to be in the building, and I had the privilege of speaking with him. Interestingly, I learned that he is a Bowie State alumni and in our conversation he reiterated that through hard work and a plan he has been able to succeed.