50 Cent to debut comedy site. Can he bring the funny?

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50 Cent has made a career out of rapping about his street supremacy, why women should sleep with him, and how shorties should dance (provided, of course, that said shorties are celebrating birthdays).

But until now, 50 has never really been funny. He does, however, have an ever-expanding Web empire (we’ll call it a wempire; make it viral, kids!), which gets a new arm tomorrow (Thursday, April 28) when ThisIs50Comedy.com makes its debut.

The site will be hosted by comedian and ThisIs50 contributor Young Jack Thriller (whose biggest contribution to Internet comedy so far is a series of fake and often offensive interviews with stars like Rihanna and Michael Vick), and it’s unclear at the moment whether or not 50 himself will be involved in any joke-telling or sketch-acting. But beneath that gruff exterior is a comedian waiting to break free.

While his songs have nary a lighthearted moment in them, the man born Curtis Jackson has been funny before. He manages to put a few chuckles into his performance in the video for “Candy Shop” (watch the expression on his face when his shirt gets whipped off), and there’s a certain goofiness in his approach to “In Da Club” (whether he realizes it or not, his “I’m Batman” inversion in that clip is pretty chortle-inducing). There’s also his performance in the Val Kilmer movie Gun.

But if he really wants to show off how comedic he is (and make ThisIs50Comedy a success), 50 should really tap into whatever it is about Vitamin Water that makes him hilarious.

This clip is pretty amazing, if only for the last 20 seconds or so, but the one below really puts him over as a guy who can bring it:

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Comments (11 total) Add your comment
  • Charles does not surf

    Even better question: Can he bring the not suck?

  • buddymoore

    The simple answer to the original question is no.

    • Trisha

      Bring it on 50. Hopefully, 50 will add jokes from himself too. When I had my twitter account, I followed him. He was so hilarious, I swear he was. I was unaware that he is so funny prior to opening up my twitter account. Sometimes he would make my day tweeting about different things that was just funny. Not too many people make me laugh, but 50 used to have me crying laughing.

  • Nadine

    This was fun. Fifty Cent’s talent and success warms my heart. I grew up during the civil rights movement and I love to see him set the world on fire.

  • derbozz

    what you talking about? 50 has always been funny.

  • Pashia

    Skyies the limit for him I think it’s a good look number #1fan have his support

  • Edward

    50 Cent is a very funny man… Always has been… I glad to see this move though

  • skar

    Haven’t you ever seen pimpin curly on youtube 50 can bring funny..

  • Judthi

    WHY? Does he not realize his ignorence is so very distastful? Time for this nonsense to cease. Somebody please take him and all the others out of misery!!!

  • wfe

    wtetew

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