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I've been a fan of Mike Epps ever since he made his film debut in Ice
Cube's "Next Friday", replacing Chris Tucker's character. Epps has a
silly but natural and familiar kind of comedy that reminds you of that
goofy member of your posse who's always imitating and mimicking
neighborhood folk and archetypes. Epps' comedy is often
self-deprecating but always hilarious. And he doesn't spend half of his
show telling the same "black/white" race comparison jokes or tired "sex
jokes" that a lot of black comics rely heavily on. He covers a wide
variety of subjects without losing his audience.
"Underated...Never Faded & X-Rated is a major step up from his HBO special which was great in itself. Here he's playing to a sold out crowd in Detroit covering everything from girlfriends raiding cell phones to dead-on imitations of judges Mathis and Joe Brown. And the results are side-splitting from beginning to end.