In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with comedian, actor, and writer:
Here's what they got into:
- Tommy first meeting Talib when he was 15 during the filming of "Strictly Business"
- What it was about "Strictly Business" that made Tommy chose it for his first movie
- The network of underground clubs in New York during the early 90's where legends were born
- Diddy being assigned as Tommy's assistant during the time of shooting "Strictly Business"
- Tommy getting Diddy out of jail when he was arrested after an altercation over parking
- Love for rapper Heavy D and the unique personality that he brought to the culture
- How his fatherly perspective has evolved over all the years of raising six kids
- Processing the reality of his mother dropping him in the trash when he was a baby
- Being raised by a white mother who was intent on connecting him with his Black identity
- Tommy not recognizing his brother was gay until he was 24 years old
- How Tommy acquired his legendary talent of parodying famous singers
- Meeting Martin Lawrence, Sinbad, and Dave Chappelle at a club in D.C.
- His take on Dave Chappelle's bravery to tackle such a polarizing topic in "The Closer"
- Paul Mooney's connection to "In Living Color's" Homey D. Clown
- Tommy's move to the epicenter of a new renaissance of Black comics in L.A.
- When he was chosen to do a set in between Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor
- Likening Keenen Ivory Wayans to Professor Xavier with his vision for greatness
- Tommy's portrayal of Cream Corn in the film "Black Dynamite"
- The future of "The Proud Family"