For all of those who grew up in the 90s, I’m sure you can recall watching a show on Nickelodeon called, All That. This kid version of SNL was very popular. While a lot of the stars on the TV series didn’t go very far in Hollywood, a few did. Amanda Bynes was one of the few All That cast members that continued her career in Hollywood. Many of us were first introduced to Amanda Bynes while watching All That. She was most known for her skit, Ask Ashley. During this skit she would read a letter from a fan in a very sweet and innocent tone, and midway through the letter she would do a 180 and become a very irate character.
Amanda Bynes’ Ask Ashley character is actually quite reminiscent of who she actually is or at least appears to be in the media. Over the past couple of years Amanda Bynes has remained in the spotlight because of her rants and erratic behavior. Once upon a time, Bynes was viewed as a very nice and reserved young lady. That image has been completely tainted. She often goes on Twitter rants attacking other celebrities. She dresses wildly and she’s even been arrested for drinking and driving.
What has happened to our dear Amanda Bynes? I personally think the girl needs serious help. Her erratic behavior cannot be “normal”. In fact, I think she’s bipolar or on drugs. So, why hasn’t she received help? From what I can see, Amanda doesn’t seem to be getting help from anyone or anywhere. She’s been a trending topic week after week for continuously doing something out of line.
While, I can admit that I was amused at first, but now I feel really bad for the girl. Her bad behavior has just gotten to be too much. I’d hate to see something bad or tragic happen to her, especially since I grew up watching her. I hope that she’ll seek the help she needs or that the people around her will realize if they haven’t already that she needs help.
Either way, I think this should be a lesson to everyone. When people act out of character it may not just be because they want attention. Something may be wrong mentally and/or emotionally. If you care about someone, and notice a drastic change in their personality, help them get help.
This was thee best comedy show I’ve ever been to. It featured Jay Pharoah (SNL Live), Gary Owen (Think Like a Man Act Like a Lady) and DL Hughley (Kings of Comedy). I laughed from the moment I arrive until I left. Not to mention, the seats were awesome, which was definitely an added bonus.
If you don’t know who Jay Pharoah is, please google him. He’s definitely under the radar in comparison to other comedians, but deserves some serious spotlight. He did a ton of impressions and he was very good. He impersonated Eddie Murphy, Jay-Z, and President Obama to name a few. While some comedians just stick to impersonations, he was able to tell a good joke as well. I am definitely a fan!
I have been a fan of Gary Owen since I saw him on the Wayans Brothers show. I have been waiting for my chance to see him do stand-up comedy. His act was great! Owen was even able to go with the flow without any hesitation when someone from the crowd started to heckle him. It can be hard for some comedians to improvise, but he transitioned back into his act smoothly.
DL Hughley is not considered a King of Comedy for no reason. Like Owen and Pharoah, his act was very funny! Whenever I watch him on tv, he never falls short. Watching him live was no different. During his act, he went down the front row picking on different people, which is routine for him. This segment was hilarious! I felt bad for the people in the front row, but they should have known better because this is something he does all the time.
This was the first Shut Up & Laugh Comedy Show. I am really interested to see how they’ll follow-up for the next one because this show was excellent! Kudos to the Mahaffey Theatre and 94.1!