When Dave Chappelle stopped doing his show on Comedy Central years ago, I was sad. My sadness was reminiscent of the disappointment I felt when Robin Harris died. I loved Robin Harris. For those who don’t know, he was the creator of the infamous “Bebe’s kids” routine –Harris would talk about babysitting some mischievous children during his comedy act. It’s hard to explain, but Bebe’s kids were really unruly kids and they would proclaim,”We don’t die, we multiply.” Harris had many more acts in his repertoire that were really funny, but unfortunately, he died much too young, before he made it “big.”
I experienced a similar disappointment when Bernie Mac died. As with Robin, Bernie died too soon. At one point, every week, I had a standing weekly television appointment with my friend Vanessa to watch The Bernie Mac Show. As you can see, I like my comedy.
Now, Dave Chappelle did not die. All I knew is that he seemed to have problems and he just exited stage left with no explanation. So I was excited to hear that he was coming to Atlanta, and I was fortunate enough to be going to his new stand up show – which was part of his recent return to the spotlight.
And that leads me to the Gray Tee challenge from The Fashionista Next Door. What better place to wear a t-shirt than The Tabernacle, where Chappelle’s Atlanta shows are hosted? The Tabernacle is a unique, funky, event venue. Perfect for a somewhat dressed up t-shirt. It looks like an old, spooky, huge church. But it’s a concert hall, with creaky stairs that don’t look like they meet “code,” no elevators to the nosebleed seats, shadowy lounges, and bars strategically located throughout, so that patrons can be properly sauced during shows.
We decided to take Uber to The Tabernacle. With Uber, you “call” a car to pick you up, within minutes, via an app on your phone. When you order the car (through taps and swipes on your smartphone), Uber shows you how far away the cars are – you actually see them on a map on your phone. You order your ride and your driver calls you to let you know he’s on the way. It’s nicer than a typical taxi – as the drivers are pleasant, the cars clean, and you are instructed NOT to tip. All payments happen via your phone. It’s a great option if you want the convenience and luxury of a personal driver, without the hassle of a taxi or the expense of a limo. So we used Uber, and got door-to-door service, avoiding traffic, and the need to find pricy parking. If you want to learn more about Uber, click here: Uber (Full disclosure, if you sign up, I get credit. Trust me, you’ll love it!)
So as we waited for our Uber driver, we took pictures of how I styled my gray t-shirt.
Who are your favorite comedians?
Gray tee: Old Navy
Shoes: Qupid, purchased from Cato
Jacket: Vintabella Boutique