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How comedian Druski finessed an entire industry for jokes

Who is Druski? A comedian, an actor, a clothing designer? It seems as if no one really knows but one thing we do know for sure is that Druski is up.

Recently the “comedian” was featured on this month’s cover of Complex Magazine with his best friend Jack Harlow. The two surely have come a long way but unlike Jack, who had a hit single take him to the top, Druski had to take quite a different path to success.

The comedian spoke on this in his interview with Complex.

“I remember, I think when “Whats Poppin” came out, he shot through the roof. And I remember seeing it like, “Damn.” And I remember he had money coming in and everything, but he was such a good friend. It would be no question. He would pay for shit and would just be like, “Yo, I got it.” But I would want to, of course, but I didn’t have the money like he had at the time. So now that I’m in the place where I’m at, now I’ll tell him, “I got it. I can pay for it now.”

Druski the Comedian, via Complex Magazine

How did Druski as a comedian break the industry?

Druski found a lane and stuck to it. To this day, his Kyle Rogger character still gets millions of views. It got so much attention that Drake had to include the comedian in his video for Laugh Now, Cry Later.

That cameo solidified his presence as a cultural figure within hip-hop. We’ve seen this formula before… legendary comedian Chris Rock has always remained present in hip-hop culture.

From his own music video to his present-day guest appearance in Lil Nas X’s video for Old Town Road, Chris Rock most likely served as an inspiration to Druski as a comedian, amongst many others.

Some more comedians who have done the same…

Martin Lawrence mad an appearance in the Big Sean Ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – Play No Games music video
Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Lakeith Stanfield, Jarrod Carmichael, Hannibal Buress and Tessa Thompson show out in Jay-Z’s Moonlight video
Eddie Murphy promos Back to America in the Michael Jackson video for Remember The Time

More than a comedian, Druski got real sponsorship partners

What’s my Yeezy moment? What’s my Fenty Beauty? What’s my business that I do that blows up for billions of dollars outside of comedy? I ain’t fulfilled until I get that type of moment.” 

Druski the Comedian, via Complex

From MTN Dew and addidas to Call of Duty, Druski has made himself a household name with the media sponsors he’s been able to pull in. For example, his Sneakin In with Druski series on Revolt has garnered close to 30M views.

Druski pulls up to Teyana Taylor’s home to school her on sustainability | Sneakin’ In With Druski

Durski has come a long way as a comedian from getting paid $20 to $50 per post…

He kept his head down, believed in himself, and stayed at it

Taking a chance, on yourself, takes more than just hope. You’ve gotta stay at it no matter what. You’ve got to inspire others to believe in you. There is no room for doubt.

Druski took a leap of faith and knew deep down that he had “to get his shit together.” Serving tables at Red Lobster might be the reality check we’ve all been looking for…lol.

Seriously though, a call from his grandmother, where she said she didn’t want to see or hear from him anymore, would push him to go after what he really wanted — to become a great comedian.

“I think it was one of those things where it was like, ‘You need to get your shit together, but you’re going to have to do it on your own. It sounds so goofy to say, ‘I’m going to be a comedian and I’m going to be famous.’ That sounds so crazy.”

Druski the Comedian, via Complex

Hopefully, you can catch a glimpse of greatness as he hosts J.Cole’s Off season Tour


Who is Druski? The internet comedian reminding us to laugh again

Amongst the many come-up stories of creatives who have relentlessly followed their dreams despite the odds that were stacked against them there are few like Druski2funny’s.

Born in Maryland and raised in Gwinnett, GA, the internet comedian has emerged over the past few years as a comedic star who is committed to making the world laugh.

Known primarily for his hilarious skits on Instagram impersonating almost everyone from frat boys to hip-hop artists, Druski refuses to limit himself.

Druski has conent for days!

Druski Compilation Video

Although the comedian has made content for a couple of years now, 2020 has been a standout year for the internet comedian…

As a result of coronavirus putting the world indoors, the internet comedian has made this an opportunity to keep people entertained.

Utilizing his Instagram to its entirety, Druski’s live videos and Instagram live stories are a highly favored aspect of his comedic repertoire. From his diverse skits, it is clear that he has been exposed to many different cultures over time.

Druski’s quick cameo in Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” video

As Druski’s content continues to grow, he has capitalized on his success in many ways including his YouTube Channel DruskiTV which has already gained over 40k+ subscribers.

With his highly coveted merch 4Lifers, the internet comedian continues to prove that he is a comedian with many facets to his creativity. The merch has since been supported by celebrities like Drake, Jack Harlow, Quavo, Odell Beckham Jr., and many more.

The brand is strong…

With the upward trajectory of Druski’s career, the comedian’s fame has reached a new level following his cameo in Drake’s “Laugh Now, Cry Later” video.

While Druski’s bright future is apparent, his journey to becoming a comedian took time to be as clear as it is today…

The glo-up

Growing up on the north side of Gwinnett put Druski in contact with many different types of people and cultures. As a result, he gained a diverse cultural perspective giving Druski many different angles for his content.

Subconsciously soaking in what made up the material for his sketches, Druski fully embraced all aspects of his environmental upbringing.

While comedy had not been Druski’s initial professional plan, he had always been inspired by comedy legends like Kevin Hart, Mike Epps, and Dave Chappelle.

Through trial and error, he would find his way

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“Can’t Call It”

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With his original aspirations to be a sportscaster, Druski took the academic route to pursue this passion.

Knowing that he wanted to be a part of the entertainment business, the aspiring creative had not fully contemplated all of his possibilities. Ironically enough, his classes for sportscasting revealed Druski’s gift for comedy.

Constantly encouraged by his classmates to pursue comedy, Druski began to study motivational videos of comedy legends. Gradually, Druski believed that being a comedian was his true calling.

As Druski realized that university did not feel right for him, he dropped out to fully pursue his career as a comedian.

Upon his decision, Druski would embark on a journey into the unknown that many creatives who’ve pursued a dream can relate to. Despite the bumps in the road that Druski encountered, he refused to give up.

Druski’s unshakable confidence

The unshakeable confidence that Druski behind his gift would turn out to be the most crucial quality that led to his success.

Although dropping out of school is not a piece of advice that should be taken lightly, it was something that the internet comedian felt he had to do.

On the path to achieving a dream, uncertainty will always be looming, but the difference between that dream being fulfilled is whether or not you truly believe in it yourself.

He remained consistent with his craft and as a result, will continue to ascend…

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BE THE CHANGE ✊🏾…….. Don’t Just Speak on It

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In many ways, I feel as though Druski represents yet another version of the modern-day story of a creatives rises to glory. By following his heart and putting in the work to establish himself as a comedian to be taken seriously, he has built himself into a sensation.

With the multifaceted nature of Druski’s talent, there is no telling where his career will take him next. What do you think of Druski’s come up over the years? What does his rise in comedy say about the genre overall?

Check out more of Druski’s comedy on his YouTube, IG, or Tik Tok for the inspo!

Tiffany Haddish bombing on NYE is a reminder that everyone fails

Tiffany Haddish pulled up to a sold-out gig for NYE, but little did she know that 2019 wouldn’t greet her the way she expected.

While doing stand up in Miami at the James L. Knight Center an onlooking crowd would begin to empty the venue, boo her off stage, and ultimately drink a bottle of Ciroc with her to celebrate her woes.

It sucks that she bombed her set, caught on that the audience wasn’t connecting with her jokes, and forgot the rest of her routine, but we all make mistakes and we should definitely expect Haddish to make one hell of “come back” from this epic fail.

For sure, the #SheReady comedian was embarrassed AF. After noticing that her jokes about her mom being institutionalized and always giving her family bread just weren’t hitting, Haddish attempted to switch gears but it was only a failed attempt at comedic recovery.

Who knows? Maybe she was buckling under pressure. Comedic legend, Katt Williams did come at her neck and claimed that Haddish has no comedic skill set in a recent interview on Frank and Wanda In the Morning where he stated,

“[Haddish has] been doing comedian since she was 16. You can’t tell me your favorite Tiffany Haddish joke. Why? Because she ain’t done a tour yet. She ain’t done a special. She has not proven the ability to tell jokes, back to back for an hour…”

OR NAH! She was still sauced after 24 hours of partying stupid hard. All we do know is that it is hard to maintain face on NYE even if your Tiffany “She Ain’t Ready” Haddish.


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Still, she embraced the humiliation and addressed the situation while on stage. Haddish said, “This is weird for me. Now, this is going to be on TMZ or whatever…” And of course the most savage “news network” picked up the story.

TMZ also reported that Haddish lowkey resorted to reading jokes off of her iPad. A rookie move for a comedian who lived in her car during her 20s while in her early days of comedy.

Some 200,000 plus views later of her dropping the ball on stage, Haddish would also take to Twitter to address the comedic mishap. She tweeted promising to never allow this to happen again,

“Yes this happened. I wish it was better Miami. I prayed on it and I have a strong feeling this will never happen again…”

You’ll be aight Tiffany. Everyone needs to take an L from time to time.