Biopic about Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard serves up enough positive content to outweigh its drawbacks
|“Girls, don’t you make fun of your daddy … These high socks and short shorts made many a NBA player a lotta money from the 1950s to about 1992!” Richard Williams (Will Smith, center) walks with his family – wife Oracene “Brandy” Williams (Aunjanue Ellis, far left) and their daugthers. From left to right: Tunde (Mikayla Bartholomew), Venus (Saniyya Sidney), Serena (Demi Singleton), Isha (Daniele Lawson) and Lyndrea (Layla Crawford, covered up behind Smith) in a scene from director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s drama KING RICHARD. Credit: Chiabella James © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.|
Tabari McCoy recorded his first comedy album in his basement when he was either 10 or 11 years of age. But it was terrible – and like the item central to the plot of Indiana Jones and The Lost Ark – it was filed away, never to be heard again.
An award-winning journalist, Tabari continues his writing pursuits today – most prominently at McCoy On Movies, his online movie blog Now with his debut album Laughing With a Panther (Rooftop Comedy) in stores and his national TV debut on Fox's Laughs under his belt, his future on stage is looking bigger and brighter ... Or that's at least what he tells all the financial institutions to whom he owes money.
But no matter what he says, he does it with one simple goal in mind: Making people laugh – and hoping he doesn’t anger his family or God in the process.