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Jamie Kennedy In Blackface For Judge Show Web Series Spoof

Television
by Sergio
October 30, 2012 11:32 AM
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Jamie Kennedy

Remember comic Jamie Kennedy? He was hot for maybe 5 out of his allotted 15 minutes of fame. But he's been in a ton of movies (71 to date according to IMDB), including, even Tyler Perry's Good Deeds.

But what I remember the most was the TV comedy series he did ten years ago - The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.

That was the show on which Kennedy would put on different disguises and outfits, and would basically punk unsuspecting real people with some nonsense.

Well, just to show that old ideas don't die, they just get re-cycled, Kennedy is now starring in a new web series for Alphabird called Kennedy's Court, which premieres this Wednesday.

The premise is that Kennedy, in various disguises, poses as a TV judge to fool unsuspecting real plaintiffs and defendants into some nonsense.

Among the various judges Kennedy plays is a black judge in blackface makeup. I guess he could have played an Asian judge, but I suppose that would have been considered too offensive. In fact Kennedy's black judge will be the first episode of the series, in which he tricks two former roommates in court who are fighting over a stolen bike.

Here's short video preview of the series. But the question, as always, still remains... will you be watching?

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6 Comments

  • Billy Mayes Hayes | November 8, 2012 6:11 PMReply

    I watched the first episode prepared to rip on it, but it was actually pretty funny. Watched some more and the 4th one is hilarious. Say what you want about Jamie Kennedy (and I have) but he's pretty solid at character improv.

  • ljtwigs | November 1, 2012 1:23 PMReply

    I watched all three episodes, he is in full make-up playing an African American Judge, he is in Drag make-up playing a female Judge and a Southern type Judge looking like Colonel Sanders. all the cases were funny. I cant believe the Plaintiffs and Defendants didn't realize he is mocking them. really funny.

  • lauren | October 30, 2012 9:15 PMReply

    Actually, it's a decent makeup job... not blackface... still won't be watching

  • Akimbo | October 30, 2012 3:24 PMReply

    "Jamie Kennedy disguises himself as a black judge." Although this is closer to blackface than Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone (NOT AT ALL blackface), I'm not sure Kennedy's spoofing Judge Joe Brown and his ilk is detrimental to black people or if it will even be offensive. He doesn't look like a coon or have exaggerated features; he looks like a black dude named "Milsap." I won't be watching, but this picture is not enough to make me mad.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | October 30, 2012 12:36 PMReply

    Hey, if Eddie and Chappelle can do whiteface...

  • Huey | October 30, 2012 12:02 PMReply

    Hell no!

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