Review of Quincy’s opening performance @ F.A.U.
With nearly 1,500 in attendance, the show started around 9 p.m. as two opening acts warmed the crowd up before SNL’s Jay Pharoah performed. Ralph LaGuerre, a stand up regular at the Funky Buddha Lounge, kicked off the show and Quincy Carr, a comedian who recently opened up for Kevin Hart, psyched up Pharoah’s crowd.
Along with impersonations, all three acts had racial jokes and playful jabs at people with disabilities. Although reactions were mixed at times, most of the audience laughed at each performer’s punchlines.
Said of Quincy Carr, “His comedy was really blunt, really out there,” Chloe Parson, a sophomore business major, said. “I liked it.”
At one point Carr made a joke about the Colorado shooting during the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, which gave students mixed reactions. “That shit that happened in Colorado,” Carr joked. “Never would have happened if the suspect was black.”
“That’s not funny,” one student in the audience mumbled.
However, the jokes that got the most laughs were about Facebook, getting your picture taken at traffic lights, and problems with stuttering. Despite the few uncomfortable laughs, Carr warmed up the crowd and kept students stomach’s in knots from laughing so hard.
“I thought it was really good,” said Kathryn Dunkley, a sophomore accounting major. “They should have more events like this.” SEE FULL REVIEW