On Monday’s Late Show, Bernie Mac told Letterman that he’s retiring from stand-up later this year. But not without a last hurrah, in this case the film “The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth, So Help Me Mac”, which presumably will tape a farewell concert performance. There’s no word yet of where that final performance will tape or when, other than the less-than-definitive date of fall.
In his conversation with Letterman, he noted the difficult life of a road comic:
“Oh, man, you miss out on so much, you know, and you live in all these hotels _ I was on the road 47 weeks out of the year,”
He also cited this year would make 30 years since he first started performing in clubs, which sounds like a good round number to me. Still this might turn out to be one of those never say never deals, Bernie Mac is only 49. Though he’s best known for talking about how he will beat your kids in The Original Kings of Comedy, below is a clip from Def Jam before that groundbreaking tour and film. First you’ll notice the 90’s era red yellow and green clothing. And then, you’ll notice the repetition - it’s not really a catchphrase, more of a moodsetter.