Billy Eichner Got Lupita Nyong'o To Try Out Stand-Up Comedy
OK, OK, OK, I get it. Lupita Nyong'o historically hasn't exactly led a career that would make you think she had any interest in doing comedy. "12 Years a Slave" is about as far away from being a comedy as one can get, and the only funny thing to come out of "The Jungle Book" was Baloo.
Who's to say that she doesn't have it in her though? Lupita does a few super serious movies and all of a sudden, she can't try her hand at comedy?
Allow me to remind you that Mozart didn't play the piano until someone sat him down and was like, "Blow our fuggin' minds, you star."
Maybe all she needed was a nudge from the entire internet's shared father Billy Eichner?
In this clip from "Billy on The Street," Lupita is taken by Billy around the streets of New York to test out material for her potential comedy special "Lupita Nyong'o: Bring The Pain."
Granted, the material isn't her own, and she didn't really deliver it well, and it wasn't really received that well, but she tried and that's the most important thing.
Wayne Gretzky used to say that "you miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take," so this is just Lupita taking her shot.
(Other things Wayne Gretzky has said include "Uhhhh, yeah. I don't think I'm paying for this Tim Horton's coffee. I'm Wayne Gretzky," and "Uhhhhhh, yeah. I don't think I'm paying for this barrel of maple syrup. I'm Wayne Gretzky.")
The "Billy on The Street" crew has been killing it lately, by the way.
It was called "Death Rogen" (obviously), and you can watch it here: