This summer, The Roots’ Black Thought is reviving his Delirious show, a comedy series that had previously been held at Punch Line back in 2017. This time, he brings it to The TLA on Sunday, July 28th.
When asked about his start to doing comedy, Black Thought told The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Dan DeLuca: “I’ve been doing that for a few years now. I don’t see it as being any different from what I do with music, in that it comes from a real place. It’s given me a deeper appreciation for the craft and for what comedians do. You’re super vulnerable. It’s just you up there. You have to be fearless. It’s about timing, and so many different elements that I use as a performer elsewhere come into play.”
Comedy is indeed not new to Thought; previously he has opened up the Roots Picnic with a comedy show the night before festivities begin. However, this night will come well after the Roots Picnic has concluded. This year, the band performed its debut album, Things Fall Apart, the group’s powerful and pivotal fourth album that helped propel them from Philadelphia stardom to national stardom.
Tickets to the event are available here.
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