I felt extremely uncomfortable and embarrassed for Slade on RHOC this week. As much as he tried, he just wasn’t funny during his comedy act! I remember going to a comedy show in New York and a girl came to the stage and not one person laughed at her jokes! She was humiliated and so was I watching her! It’s an always awkward situation to watch someone..try so hard. So what did Heather and Alexis think about Slade’s act? They blogged and said..
Heather Dubrow: Gretchen and Slade’s show. . . there were a lot of inside jokes that Terry and I didn’t understand. We’d never seen The Real Housewives of Orange County before joining, so many of the references of past ‘Wives on the show went over our heads! I will say this, doing comedy is very difficult . . .I did do a little stand up myself as research for a musical I did (Yes, it’s true. I wasn’t very good, but it was a great experience!). I give Slade a lot of credit for getting up on the stage and trying it out! I also think in comedy you write about what you know, which he did. . .I just feel that if you are going to make fun of a group, make fun of everyone in the group. . . or else it can look targeted and malicious.
Alexis Bellino: Slade’s comedy act was definitely hurtful to Vicki and Tamra, and I don’t think it’s funny to make fun of other people, especially as part of an act where they aren’t able to defend themselves. However, some parts of his act were funny. I have to give both he and Gretchen props for getting up on that stage, because whether the show was good or bad, comedy has to be one of the most difficult things to attempt, and I wouldn’t have the nerve to do it.
I don’t know if I believe Heather and how she said she never actually watched the show. Maybe that’s true but I guarantee when she found out she was going to become an official housewife, she popped up all the seasons and watched every single last one! I don’t think it was cool that Slade was talking so much smack about Tamra and Vicki. Especially that Gretchen is now new “bffs” with Tamra. What did you think about the comedy act?