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Now look who's doing stand-up...

Will Smith knocks an item of his bucket list

comedyNot many new comedians get to open for Dave Chappelle the first time they ever perform stand-up.

But then not many new comedians save the earth from multiple alien invasions, either.

Hollywood star Will Smith turned his hand to stand-up for the first time this weekend, fulfilling an long-held ambition as his 50th birthday approaches. 

Indeed he told the audience  at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles that the set was being recorded for a TV show called The Bucket List – with bungee jumping from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon next on the agenda.

And he admitted after his debut set: ‘I’m hooked.’

According to trade paper Variety, Smith joked that he had ‘lost control of my house,’  noting that son Jaden had become a musician but wouldn’t let his dad featured on his tracks.   ‘He looked at me like I was the second-best rapper in the house,’ the Fresh Prince star quipped.

Smith's performance was reportedly praised by Chappelle who declared: ‘There’s a new sheriff in town!.’

Published: 23 Sep 2018

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