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Certified Laugh Sh*t: Watch Comedienne Liza Dye Do Trap Standup

Culture

Certified Laugh Sh*t: Watch Comedienne Liza Dye Do Trap Standup

NYC comedienne Liza Dye takes on a topic of ubiquitous cultural relevance: the trap.
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Anyone with Netflix or a cable subscription (people still pay for those?) knows about the dire state of mainstream standup comedy in 2013. Instead of Eddie Murphy or George Carlin, our generation got Tosh.Bro and Dane Cook; maybe I just don’t get it dude, but IMO a lot of passable jokes today are lacking any palpable relevance, like they would be hilarious coming from your Dad but tragic if you actually sprung for the DVD.

Liza Dye, the up-and-coming NYC actress and comedienne, brought magnetic charm to the stage earlier this week when she took on a subject that’s been surprisingly unexploited for laughs, given its referential prevalence in pop culture both street and suburban alike: THE TRAP. Long story short, a weekend afternoon which involved watching Belly 2 starring The Game (and Shari Headley! The princess from Coming To America! There’s a sex scene! And a craaaazy plot twist!), and our discussions of trap fetishization and “hoodsploitation” led us to “Trap House USA,” a documentary on YouTube in which actual law enforcement were able to set up 24-hour surveillance inside a drug den. Setting aside the ethical quandaries of facilitating a trap house startup in a poor neighborhood for entrapment purposes, shit was… well, kind of everything you’d expect from a trap house. but I’ll let Liza tell you about it in her #relevant trap standup. Somebody get this girl on SNL already…

Liza Dye at Free Cable from Class NYC on Vimeo.