Sunday, December 22, 2013

Redd Foxx's Hilariously Dirty Standup Act

"We were poor. If I wasn't a boy, 
I wouldn't have had nothing to play with." 
- Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx was an extremely popular Vegas headliner who started on the Chitlin' Circuit and worked his way up to the big showrooms at the largest casinos on the Strip. Redd used to do his standup act at 2:30 in the morning in Las Vegas.

Watch Redd Foxx from the Merv Griffin Show in the mid-sixties. Redd had a very dirty act, this was his cleaned up material for TV.

Here's Redd's standup routine:

Redd Foxx's funeral was held in the city he loved, Las Vegas and he is buried at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. It is rumored that his ghost haunts his former home.