Open Casket SHARP

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music on March 25, 2013 at 7:29 am

Death is NOT what Rickey Smiley was referring to when he titled his stand up show,

Open Casket SHARP.”

Rather the term is used endearingly as a compliment to those who exercise high fashion. It’s true. However,  unorthodox funeral sights have become — it is still the decedents right to go-out however they wish. The “last-pose trend” started in Puerto Rico and is fast making its way into sanctuaries and graveside services all over the U.S.

Still, that had nothing to do with Steve Harvey wearing a velour houndstooth blazer with a sparkling red wine tie and french cuffs while introducing Rickey Smiley at the start of the show. Not being outdone in the “sharp” department, Rickey dawns the stage in an equally bling-appealing 2-piece suit, accessorized with a blush shirt and a cherry stained color tie and a pair of double stitched shoes. Quite sharp indeed tho not to be outdone by the sharpness of Mr. Smileys comedy routine. It was fresh, relative and clean. I found myself in his routine when he talked about:

Okay, I don’t sport a camel toe (often) but when the britches fit like paint-on…
I do sport an upside down McDonald’s sign and find myself singing Rickey’s song.

Lord knows depth-rich laughter is good for the soul,
and Rickey’s subjective humor is something like gold.

I was sharp the night I saw the routine on Netflix and the ethnic fun was like whoa.
I’m Qui
and I laughed at Gradmoma, the Bulldigers, and my own camel toe.

Uh-oh! It’s family fun that you can take to heart.
Do yourself a favor & peep Rickey Smileys: OPEN CASKET SHARP.
Good comedy storytelling is indeed an art.

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