Actor Big Red and Comedian Michael Colyar (Showboat) Talk Obama

December 21, 2008

Comedian Michael Colyar a.k.a. Showboat is working hard a new documentary called “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To the White House: I knocked On The Door and a Brother Answered.” The documentary pays homage to the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama.

“There’s so many people saying negative stuff about Mr. Obama that I thought we needed somebody on the positive side,” he tells EurWeb. “So, I got like 40 comedians: black, white, old, young, gay, straight. I’ve got Cedric the Entertainer, Tommy Davidson, Anthony Anderson, Dick Gregory. Bootsie Collins created music for it, so did Kurupt. J. Anthony Brown actually wrote a funny piece called ‘There’s a brother in the White House’, I’ve even got crackheads in the street. I’ve got every cross section of people who have positive, uplifting things to say about Mr. Obama.

“Never has a president been so disrespected. Mr. Obama just pays them no mind,” Colyar continued. “He just keeps on moving forward, he just keeps on doing his work no matter what they say to him and I love that. No man has represented us so greatly, for the black family and the black man, as Mr. Obama. I just feel good about being black because I can look on TV and see the brother and his family. When Michelle planted those collard greens at the White House you knew we were dealing with true royalty. So, I want to send out a positive love note to him.”

Check out a raw and uncut clip of the documentary below, where Colyar and Big Red from the hit movie “The Five Heartbeats” chat about Obama, his struggles getting into and being in office, and how proud they are having him in the White House.