Will Smith has a Facebook show called Bucket List where he sets out to do all things on his bucket list as a 50 year old man now. While the show includes things like bungie jumping off a helicopter and swimming with sharks, one of the most fascinating things on his list was that he wanted to attempt stand-up comedy. As someone with a long history of standing in front of massive crowds, it was interesting to hear Smith talk about how nervous the idea of stand-up made him. If he forgot song lyrics, the audience can help him, but that’s not the case in stand-up.
To prep for his performance, Smith called his friend Dave Chappelle and not only got advice from him but an opening slot for Smith to perform. Over the course of the clip you’ll notice Smith consults other comedians such as Neal Brennan and Rell Battle for advice. Even more comedians make quick appearances including Donell Rawlings, Ashley Barnhill, Clayton English, Noah Gardenswartz, and we can’t forget Q-Tip and Alfonso Ribero!
Gardenswartz posted an extended clip from the show on his social media showing more footage of Smith getting some pointers from himself, Battle, Clayton English and others.