Thursday, July 27, 2006

Jamie Foxx: Hack Destroyer

Someone, (actually the guy who invited me to the Lupe video) put me up on this classic moment from Shaq's Roast of Emmit Smith. I've never seen anyone get so destroyed in front of this big of an audience, outside of a hip hop battle context. Jamie Foxx basically pulls this guy's pants down in front of a stadium of people (metaphorically speaking). Poor whatever-his-name ... I don't think you'll be seeing him at a venue near you anytime soon.



Actually his name is Doug Williams. And I think I'll be using that as a reference for when people get clowned eviscerated in public.

41 comments:

  1. Oh man, the dude looked to be holding back tears in that last shot...

    It's sad when people try to get into industries for which they clearly have no skills. Especially when it's something in show-biz, and then everyone has to see them fail so publicly and feel embarassed.

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  2. I wonder why he was even invited. That was surreal.

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  3. Anonymous7/27/2006

    HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! DAAAAAAAAMN.

    oh man, that was some funny shit. Jamie Foxx killed him. I'm gonna watch that a few times.

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  4. Good shit!!!!
    I forgot about that dvd..I would have left the stage, poor Doug. Perhaps he's found a career path by now...No, I bet he still thinks he's a funny guy.

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  5. That was hillarious! Thanks!

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  6. Anonymous7/27/2006

    oh shit. jamie foxx is straight up foul. that was killer.

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  7. Anonymous7/27/2006

    Shit, homeboy is better then me by shaking Jamie Fox's hand at the end. I would have swung and stomped until security threw me out the building (assuming Fox went down on that 1st, 2nd or 3rd punch)

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  8. Now that was funny and all, but...why did Jamie do that? Just cuz of the jokes he did right there or did he have a previous hate-on for this cat? Cuz I didn't see that coming at all! Funny shit.

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  9. all I can say is ... wow.

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  10. anon - yeah, the crazies thing to me is Doug giving the pund and showing love at the end. That's crazy. tough spot to be in.

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  11. Anonymous7/28/2006

    Did you catch that they called him Doug Christie at the end? aka, the biggest bitch in the world of sports.

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  12. HAHAHAHAHA - that shit was genius.

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  13. Damn, I was feeling sorry for dude at the end...Jamie obviously had no love for him to take his set like that. No matter how hard he was struggling.

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  14. Anonymous8/04/2006

    It's a pretty simple case of "if you don't bring it, expect the beatdown". In this case, it was get beat and say thank you to the man who gave you the reality check.

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  15. Anonymous8/05/2006

    Jamie Foxx takes himself waaay to seriously. What a fucking loser.

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  16. Anonymous8/08/2006

    I agree with the above poster. Although this was hilarious, and Doug Williams wasn't all that funny to begin with, he's got a point: until VERY recently, Jamie Foxx was just another broke-ass, unfunny, unsuccessful comedian from the In Living Color cast (see David Alan Grier, Tommy Davidson, and the three lesser Wayans kids, Kim, Shawn, and Marlon). He was carried by Will Smith in "Ali," he was carried by Tom Cruise in "Colateral."

    But Ray Charles' passing makes Jamie Foxx a superstar, I suppose.

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  17. Anonymous8/22/2006

    Too bad you're 3 years late being up on this:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844340/

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  18. Anonymous8/24/2006

    doug williams was a football player...a good one...and i thought jamie foxx looked retarded making fun of him. jamie wasn't even being that funny...more just annoying and of course everyone in the room is going to laugh with him because he's the man right now. i was so put off by him i now have a hard time seeing a movie with him in it.

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  19. Anonymous10/12/2006

    thats not doug williams the football player u jackass.

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  20. Anonymous10/31/2006

    I understand that people google things they don't know about. But to google "Doug Williams" and post about the first LINK for "Doug Williams" you find is just stupid. THATS A DIFFERENT DOUG WILLIAMS YOU MORON....This Doug Williams didn't even play POP Warner football.

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  21. Anonymous12/28/2006

    I find it strange that some people think Jamie was being cruel ...it's a ROAST!!! Doug W was not funny! instead of roasting folk he was kissing the Ass. Jamie clowned him and he took it to that personal place with “You lucky you got Ali” to me that’s worse than “You’re not Funny” Doug was dying to say that shit about his early film flops it was inside and he let the green eyed demon out. Then he said some shit about “Cos you got money now” NO Jamie has been destroying people for years has nobody seen his I knew J-Lo when she was Hey-Ho? Classic! Then he get’s at Puffy, LL Cool J… It was brutal but that’s just Jamie and always has been even before the Oscar! Doctor Dré & Ed Lover getting roasted on Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary was much worse (and funny) for me.

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  22. Anonymous1/28/2007

    I just saw this guy on the Tom Joyner Sky Show... he was funny! I have to admit that he was not funny at the roast, but a lot of great comics bomb when they first get started... maybe not this bad, but, they do bomb. It takes practice and wow, what a difference some years make! We all should be grateful for second, third... chances!

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  23. BeeGee2/07/2007

    The worst part is homie was already dead, then as he sat down, Jamie said "give it up for Doug Christie..." The look on my man's face was how somebody smiles at you after you just turned them down for a job. It was funny, but in a way, not funny at all. How my man gon' eat now?

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  24. Anonymous3/15/2007

    I also wanted to add that I saw Doug Williams years ago on BET comic view and truth to be told he's one of the very few people I remember by name. In my opinion he's one of the funniest people ever on comic view, and I even remember some of his material that stay classic on my mind (how dating is like being the quarterback of a football team).

    I also love Jamie but sad to see him stomp a guy like this. He can be funny without embarrassing other people - I don't know why he keep doing it. Same with the "guide to soul" episode when he starts singing about groceries and hamburgers to a heavier woman... That was mean as hell too.

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  25. Anonymous6/02/2007

    OoOoOoh, I'm so mixed on this one. On first view, it's hilarious, I mean tears rollin down my face...but on 2nd and 3rd watch, MY conscience started kickin in like "Dang, Doug's career is so done". As stated above, and contrary to alot of the comments left on here and YouTube, Doug Williams is not a "new" comedian, he just hasn't taken off yet. I too remember his "Superbowl/Relationship" joke on BET years ago and it was hella funny, one of my favorites. This is probably the main reason I feel bad for him (that last shot of his face wiped the smile right off mine). BUUUUUT, I realize that I only feel sorry for him b/c of HIS reaction. If he had gone toe-to-toe with Jamie, or at least got ONE line in other than "Anyway...", he wouldn't have looked so helpless and pitiful. A more adept comedian that actually performed well and was FUNNY in that moment wouldn't be getting all this sympathy, so in terms of his SKILL Doug really dropped the ball. That, really, was the only "sad" part, the fact that he couldn't hang, and even after this became evident Jamie didn't ease up out of courtesy, he ran over him like a bull dozer ("But that's his JOB" says the lawyer). On second thought, it would have been hard for ANY comedian to get a laugh from the audience against Jamie Foxx, not simply b/c he's on top right now, but b/c he's damn funny. Darn you Doug! They knew you weren't roast material, now I gotta sit here feelin all guilty, thinkin about the repercussions this will have on your personal life, how your family is gonna be affected...what kinda mess is that? I should be laughing still. Aaaaw Ginaaaaa.

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  26. Anonymous1/16/2008

    tooooo funny! Jamie did nothing different than what Doug was doing, talking about the other people at the table and he was terrible with it. and he didn't have to bring up the cocaine issue so he got what he deserved as a comedian.

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  27. Yeah, there's nothing more hilarious than watching a third rate comic cut down a fourth rate comic.

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  28. Aussieluke5/25/2008

    Lol, I never knew Jamie Foxx was so fuckin funny! Williams deserved it, he tried to bag Jamie about having two big films @ the time when Doug Williams has been an extra in like two television shows. Lesson today kiddos, don't fuck with a made man.

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  29. Anonymous7/22/2008

    Yea, keeping it all the way real, Doug Williams is hilarious 9/10 times. All I can think is that he must have had bad blood with Jamie before this, or Jamie just started jokin around and let the rush get a hold of him.

    Don't get me wrong, I almost pissed myself laughing, but I really wish he would have attacked Jamie back with something good. That was brutal. Every comedian bombs (even Jamie) so I can't imagine why he felt ok with being so cruel with the attack.

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  30. Anonymous9/08/2008

    Doug had the stage so he was in a position to make jokes. Jamie was just being annoying. Even at a roast, this was not called for.

    Don't take yourself too seriously, buddy. A few years from now, who the hell is Jamie Foxx?

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  31. Anonymous9/08/2008

    jamie's made the mistake of underestimating the power of humiliation. If i was jamie I would have just sat back and let him bomb in peace. You don't want to go out of your way to make enemies with nothing to lose.

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  32. Anonymous10/07/2008

    Yeah. Let the guy bomb himself and enough said. Why go out of your way? When you're on top, you're the only one with anything to lose. And by being a dick, you only have fans to lose.

    Besides, can't you pick on someone who's well known and respected? That's a fight I wanna see. I wanna see Triumph the Insult Comic Dog poop on Jamie Foxx's face.

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  33. Anonymous10/30/2008

    Jamie did that because the guy was supposed to be roasting Emmitt Smith... instead he was wasting time talking about other people. On top of that half the things he was saying weren't funny.

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  34. Anonymous1/29/2009

    He started out fine -- He'd probably done better if Jamie hadn't been fucking with him --- Jamie was hiliarious- but stand up comedy is difficult enough without hecklers -- that's all Jamie did - For everyone who says Williams has no business in comedy - you're fucking stupid - everybody has a bad night every once in a while -

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  35. Anonymous2/01/2009

    doug williams is a radio personality for anyone that cares i think hes still on 107.5 wbls or something

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  36. Anonymous4/20/2009

    I don't care what anyone, including Jammie Kennedy says, Doug Williams was a great football player, albeit it not a great comedian, based on his performance. It makes sense that as a fellow football player Doug Williams wouldn't trash another player like Emit, althought given that he was a Redskin and Emit was a Cowboy, me might have had some leeway in this regard. That said, it's not entirely clear that that was Doug Williams since Jammie Kennedy, who I thought was white, referred to him as Doug Christie, at the end of the clip. If that was Doug Christie the basketball player, then Jamie Kennedy is apparently blacker,taller and funnier than I previously thought and I didn't know he was in Ali.

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  37. Anonymous6/27/2009

    That was really annoying on Jamie Foxx's part. I thought the guy started out strong but then Jamie stomped on his time. It seems to me that Foxx is the one that can't take a joke and doesn't know how a roast goes. At every roast each person talks about the panel and then wraps it up with the person they're actually roasting. I'm pretty sure Jamie's little feelings were hurt by the hacks at him. He sucks and I like him even less after watching this video.

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  38. Anonymous8/07/2009

    Seems like the critics on this thread are the one who don't know how a roast works. Yes, Doug Williams is a generally funny guy, but he clearly did *NOT* have it on this night. Happens to the best of 'em.

    His first couple of jokes were not total bombs, but still, the response was noticeably weak. And then the "Why you drivin' a Ferrari" joke absolutely bombed. When you're doing a roast and your roast-specific jokes don't work, the "bail out" plan is to start doing your regular stand-up bit. Material you've used before and you know works, even though it's not really about the roastee or the other speakers. But the trick is that to go there, you first have to be able to check your ego and admit to yourself that your Plan A material failed. And obviously Williams wasn't doing that. And it was bringing down the roast.

    If that happens, it's the Roastmaster's *job* to step in and get things going again. Now, I'm not a Jamie Foxx fan. I think he's overrated, whether it be comedy, acting or music. And I would buy the argument that Foxx could have let Williams have a *little* more time to get on track or admit he needed to go to Plan B and/or that Foxx could have intervened in a little less brutal way. But the idea that he should have just let Williams just because Williams had the stage/Williams was a young guy trying to come up/etc/etc, and that Foxx was just a sore sport over Williams coming after him is nonsense. *THAT* is not how a roast is supposed to work.

    Every comic speaking at roast knows to be prepared to crack on and *be* cracked on by every other comic speaking. Here is simply a case where Foxx is (or, at least on that night, was) waaaaaaaaaaaay better at that particular skill than Williams. Foxx was able to blast Williams with stuff he though of right there on the spot and be genuinely entertaining to the audience. But Williams's shots at Foxx were *not* entertaining anyone, even though he had time to think of them beforehand. Williams just lost the battle that night, that's all. I would have liked to see him beat Foxx at that game, but the fact is, he brought a knife to a gunfight and paid the price for it.

    Ultimately, Foxx kept the roast lively and entertaining, whereas, if he had let Williams go, it was clearly *not* going to be that. And the end of the day, that was pretty much Foxx's job as the Roastmaster. I still don't like him that much ... but hey, on that night, he did his job.

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  39. Anonymous10/18/2009

    Maybe I'm the only one who saw it this way, but what I saw was this: Doug Williams quickly realized his jokes weren't as funny as he thought they would be, so he started to go after an easy target: the fat person. His jokes directed toward the woman (even though she handled it gracefully) crossed a line and were just plain mean-spirited.

    I think Jaime Foxx just dished back to him some of what he was dishing out and tried to take the spotlight off of that poor woman or some other hapless person Williams might go after. Williams was supposed to roast Smith, not just insult random people.

    Foxx just gave the guy what he deserved.

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  40. Well I am from montgomery and grew up knowing doug as a little boy he was not a good football player, richard moncrief was the tathlete from da hood, doug was cool then but win I saw him again in walmart he acted like he was on superstar status or sum maybe it was cuz he wasn't ballin like dat or n e thang but he's not funny especially on martin now some of his domestic violence jokes were good but I don't consider openin ur eyes up wide funny n dat shit dancin wit dat white man on martins new show looked so rehearsed if comedians ever bring dey own hecklers den dat lookd like a situation like when I no dl hughley gets someone to wear sumthin they no will attract attention, but I was glad 2 c sumbody expose doug cuz even doe he's frm my town he's not a cool dude so he got wut he deserved for his used 2 be fans b4 he got dat shot he's garbage!!

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