WASHINGTON WATCH: Comedians Chris Spencer, Sinbad And Buddy Lewis (VIDEO)

Comedians Chris Spancer, Sinbad and Buddy Lewis joined Roland Martin on Washington Watch for the second part of the Hollywood Edition’s comedians panel.

MR. MARTIN:  We’re back with our comedians panel.  Folks, we’ve got Chris Spencer, Sinbad and Buddy Lewis.

Let me ask you this.  We’re obvious- — obviously involved in a political season.  You’ve got Republican candidates running.  You[’ve] got Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich.

SINBAD:  Hold on.  Wait –

MR. MARTIN:  What do you make –

SINBAD:  — I’m waiting for Jeremy Lin to come out that group.


SINBAD:  There’s a – there’s another Republican somewhere.  That can’t –


SINBAD:  — be it.  That is not the team.


SINBAD:  They got one more they holdin’ back.

MR. MARTIN:  I – I keep saying Newt Gingrich is like Chucky, the – the – the horror character –

OFF CAMERA:  First of all –

MR. MARTIN:  — ’cause he goes crazy.

SINBAD:  Dude!

MR. BUDDY LEWIS:  His head’s too big.  That’s the problem.

MR. MARTIN:  [Chuckles.]

MR. SPENCER:  Are you gon’ wear that hat the whole –

MR. LEWIS:  Yeah –

MR. SPENCER:  — show?

MR. LEWIS:  — I’m gon’ wear it the whole show.

MR. SPENCER:  Okay.  I just wanted to make sure.  [Chuckles.]

MR. LEWIS:  Hi- — hi- — his head’s too big, and that’s why his thoughts come out crazy – ’cause they’re bouncin’ all off the sides –

MR. MARTIN:  [Chuckles.]

MR. LEWIS:  — of that big-ass head, and they – you know, they – [crosstalk] –

SINBAD:  I’m j- — I’m just sayin’ this.  I’m so glad they all runnin’.  I know Barack like this, “[Chuckles.]  We gonna[?] raise some money.”

MR. SPENCER:  [Claps.]  Already[?] have money!

SINBAD:  “Man, we” – [chuckles] – “start[?] the fundraising.  I can’t wait ‘til debate season.”


MR. MARTIN:  Since – since we – since we were – Bully [sic – phonetic] – Buddy, you were here last year.

MR. LEWIS:  Yeah.

MR. MARTIN:  A lot of things have happened this year.  The President gave the order to take out Osama bin Laden.  So, when you hear Republicans say he’s a weak president –

OFF CAMERA:  Oh, they ought to shut up.

SINBAD:  Not just that.  ’Member they got the cat – the Somalian [sic] bruthas?  He just –

MR. MARTIN:  Yeah, the pirates.

SINBAD:  — picked up – he did this.  [Winks, chuckles.]  He did this – [unintelligible].

MR. MARTIN:  [Laughs.]


SINBAD:  [Unintelligible.]  “I told you to stay inside!”


SINBAD:  See, Barack one of them bruthas – Barack O- — Pres. Obama is one of them bru- — you know them slim bruthas that – but they ahead of the game?




SINBAD:  “Man, I ain’t scared of him.”

OFF CAMERA:  What’d you say?


SINBAD:  He’s like when my man, uh, uh, uh, was fightin’ – tryin’ to fight Elliot Ness, when Capone had the baseball bat –


SINBAD:  — in the scene in the movie –


SINBAD:  — and he was talkin’ ’bout baseball’s too – [unintelligible].  And then he beat the dude in the head with the bat –

MR. MARTIN:  Right.

SINBAD:  — and they’re all like this.  [Stares.]

MR. MARTIN:  Enthusiasm.

SINBAD:  Yeah, they don’t realize –

MR. MARTIN:  Enthusiasm.

SINBAD:  — that man can – in Chicago.


SINBAD:  He was a brutha at Harvard tryin’ to find himse- — ’member he went through a lot


SINBAD:  — in his life.

See, did y’all read the book?”

MR. MARTIN:  So, you don’t trust really quiet guys.

SINBAD:  No, no.  I – I – I know what a quiet guy is.  I know that’s the brutha that probably like this.  “Ma-” – “Man” – you’re the brutha like this, “Man, get out my way!”

“I think you gon’ have to move me.”


SINBAD:  ’Member Bruce Lee never talked loud in a movie.  [Yells.]  “I’ll kill ya!”  Bruce like this – [speaks in an even tone] – “Boys, don’t hit back.”

That’s all he said.

OFF CAMERA:  Right.  Um-hum.

OFF CAMERA:  Now, Barack is[?] – [crosstalk].


MR. SPENCER:  He’s the dude that goes, “All right, man.  I’m sorry.”

SINBAD:  Yeah, “I’m sorry, man.”

MR. SPENCER:  And touch you like this and go –

SINBAD:  Yeah, uh-huh.

MR. SPENCER:  — later, you go, “Am I bleeding?”

SINBAD:  Yeah!


SINBAD:  Exactly.

MR. SPENCER:  [Holds the side of his neck.]  “Where” – “Where’d he go?  What – [unintelligible]” – and he just walked off.

SINBAD:  And he was cool:  “I said that we would get ’im.”

MR. MARTIN:  Now – now, I got – and I gotta ask this to Buddy.

Buddy, what do you make of Speaker John Boehner always cryin’?

MR. LEWIS:  Man, well, see, when you’re a crybaby, that’s what crybabies do – ’cause he’s realizin’ every time he says somethin’, i- — it’s just – it’s just a – it’s a pain, ’cause he knows he can’t win.  See, Barack is – [crosstalk] –

SINBAD:  But he –

MR. LEWIS:  — he don’t wanna –

SINBAD:  — don’t wanna cry.

MR. LEWIS:  — he don’t wanna – he don’t –

SINBAD:  He don’t wanna –

MR. LEWIS:  — wanna cry.

SINBAD:  — cry.

MR. LEWIS:  He don’t wanna cry.  He wa- — he wants to –

MR. MARTIN:  But every time – he cries on everything.


SINBAD:  He has allergies.


MR. LEWIS:  That’s what he’s gon’ say.

SINBAD:  [His voice breaks as if starting to tear up.]  He’s allergic to bruthas.  [Chuckles.]


MR. SPENCER:  [Laughs, claps.]

OFF CAMERA:  “Bruthas make me itch.”


MR. MARTIN:  Bu- — bu- — but he got a deep tan, though.

OFF CAMERA:  Oh, yes.

MR. MARTIN:  He’s almo- — he’s orange.

OFF CAMERA:  He’s in denial.

MR. LEWIS:  It’s Oompa Loompa orange.


MR. MARTIN:  [Chuckles.]

SINBAD:  He in denial.

MR. LEWIS:  Yeah.

SINBAD:  Go back in that woodpile.

MR. SPENCER:  But soon as he pulls down his pants, he realizes he’s not Black.


OFF CAMERA:  Every time.

MR. SPENCER:  “Oh!  I was doin’ good!”

MR. MARTIN:  [Chuckles, his head in his hand.]

MR. LEWIS:  [Unintelligible] – not –


OFF CAMERA:   [Crosstalk] – doin’ good ’til I – [crosstalk] –

MR. LEWIS:  [Chuckles.]

SINBAD:  [Crosstalk] – I love people that cry.  Like, you know, I hope he keep cryin’.  He just put – you know, you put yourself out the game.  I look at – [unintelligible] – “You out the game.”  Soon as he cry the first time, “You out the game.”  “You out the game.

MR. SPENCER:  Shouldn’t be –

MR. MARTIN:  Now – n- —

MR. SPENCER:  — no cryin’ in politics.

MR. MARTIN:  — now I gotta ask you this.  We’re – here we are.  We’re in Los Angeles; and, of course, you have Congresswoman Maxine Waters.


MR. MARTIN:  And when the CBC was going on with their jobs tour, I mean she was swingin’ hard on so- — on the policies of the President.  And I kept tryin’ to warn people –


MR. MARTIN:  — “You do not mess with a 70-plus-year-old Black woman, because –


MR. MARTIN:  — they will say whatever –


MR. MARTIN:  — they want to say.

OFF CAMERA:  — absolutely.

MR. LEWIS:  Exactly.

MR. MARTIN:  I think –

MR. SPENCER:  And no – and don’t –

MR. MARTIN:  — Congresswoman –

MR. SPENCER:  — apologize.

MR. MARTIN:  — Waters likes to fight.

SINBAD:  No, she – she hopes – and she’s so smart.  See, I been ’round when she was – this sister has been in the fight since I came to L.A., when I came in ’85.

MR. MARTIN:  Right.

SINBAD:  I was involved in anything she did.  She knew her stuff.  She could help me with things.

You know, even, like, Jesse J- — I’d say, no.  Jesse’s – probably has more information.  Maxine – they got more inf- — you know you say something?  “Oh, yeah.  I want you to call Bishop So-and-so.”

I’m like this.  I know four people.


SINBAD:  And I gotta look ’em up in my phone.

MR. MARTIN:  [Chuckles.]

OFF CAMERA:  Um-hum.

SINBAD:  They start recallin’ facts – [snaps his fingers] – like this.


SINBAD:  I said – and we need people like that.  We need – we need the next generation like that.  See, Maxine Waters – who’s our 25-year-old Maxine Waters?

MR. MARTIN:  I – I –

SINBAD:  Who –

MR. MARTIN:  — I’d think probably at 25, she was fighting the same way –


MR. MARTIN:  — seriously.

OFF CAMERA:  No!  She was!

MR. MARTIN:  ’Cause she will swing on anybody.

SINBAD:  She was!

MR. LEWIS:  And – and I think she probably still has Vaseline in her purse.

MR. MARTIN:  [Chuckles.]  You think –

MR. LEWIS:  It’s – it’s –

MR. MARTIN:  — she’ll crack it out?

MR. LEWIS:  — comin’ out.  She’ll crack it out.  When it gets to crackin’ – [speaks in falsetto] – “Hold on.  Wait a second.”  [Pantomimes smearing it on her face.]  “I’ll tell y’all what.  I’m from” –

SINBAD:  No, she does this.

MR. LEWIS: — “Watts, and I” –

SINBAD:  She doe- — she does that lean back.  [He draws back in his seat.]  When they say somethin’ wrong to her, I say, “Oh, here it come,” ’cause she leans back.

MR. SPENCER:  Right.

SINBAD:  That’s just to get composure so the other side don’t come out.

MR. MARTIN:  Or, is it she reachin’ under the table for somethin’ –

SINBAD:  Yeah, see, that lean –

MR. MARTIN:  — and then lean back?

SINBAD:  — back is like, “I been to college.”  See –


SINBAD:  — when you ain’t been to college, you just thump.


SINBAD:  When you been to college – [chuckles] – you need to take a breath.  “[Chuckles.]  Let me say this”


SINBAD:  You say – “[unintelligible] – the other” — “I almost said the other thing.”

MR. MARTIN:  [Chuckles.]

SINBAD:  It’s like – it’s like Rick Santorum.  He’s gon’ be the first one to use the n-word.  It’s gon’ come out.

MR. SPENCER:  It’s gon’ come out.

SINBAD:  He gon’ be like this.  “These n-” – “-no!”

MR. MARTIN:  [Chuckles.]

SINBAD:  And Republicans – [reaches above his head and claps].

MR. MARTIN:  [Crosstalk] – well, he already said, you know –

MR. LEWIS:  “Blu-” –

MR. MARTIN:  — “Black people” –



MR. MARTIN:  — and then he said he went – meant, “Blah people” –

OFF CAMERA:  Yes, he said “blah people.”

MR. MARTIN:  — which I’m st- — which – I’m sorry.  I – I didn’t hear “blah.”  I –

SINBAD:  And Sarah Palin says “real America” means where us and Spanish – nobody else live.  She keeps sayin’ “the real America.”  Remember Joe Biden said, “Where is this ‘real America’?”  Iowa, at that camp.

MR. MARTIN:  [Chuckles.]

SINBAD:  ’Member that – where the – where the – where the cop went?

MR. MARTIN:  Right.

SINBAD:  With – durin’ the O.J. trial?

MR. MARTIN:  Right.

OFF CAMERA:  Um-hum.

SINBAD:  He w- — he – he would go to that camp, and all these police officers lived there.


SINBAD:  And there were no Black and no Spanish.

MR. SPENCER:  It was like Cop Land – [crosstalk] –

SINBAD:  Yeah, it was Cop Land.  So –


SINBAD:  — they said –


SINBAD:  — so, they said – when they said – [crosstalk] – “the real America” – they keep tryin’ to say code word[s] –


SINBAD:  — “In real America – where they ain’t at – this is what we’re lookin’ for.”

But we find “real America.”  We keep finding neighborhoods – [chuckles] – “real America” gets smaller and smaller –

OFF CAMERA:  Absolutely.

SINBAD:  — ’cause once we find it – “Oh, there it is!” – we come in.

MR. SPENCER:  Every- —

SINBAD:  We move in.

MR. SPENCER:  — everywhere you go.

I remember one time –


MR. SPENCER:  — I was in Alaska, doin’ a show.  We’re drivin’, and there – there’s Black people everywhere.


MR. SPENCER:  But I’m –



MR. SPENCER:  — drivin’.  I looked wa-a-ay into the ocean.  A brutha got outta the boat.  “Whassup?”


MR. SPENCER:  I was like – [puts his fist in front of his mouth in mock astonishment].


MR. SPENCER:  A[n] igloo Crip?  Es- —

MR. MARTIN:  An igloo Crip?

MR. SPENCER:  — “They got Eskimo gangstas out here?”

“Whut up?”  [Chuckles.]


SINBAD:  Well, you know, Anchorage is like – like Seattle.


SINBAD:  Anchorage is like –


SINBAD:  — Seattle.

MR. MARTIN:  Well, it’s people who got kicked outta Seattle.

SINBAD:  That’s right.  Or, if you kill people, you go to Alaska.


SINBAD:  And you fit.

MR. SPENCER:  Right, exactly.

SINBAD:  You just get on a little hoodie.  You walk in your boots.


SINBAD:  And nobody ask you a question.  “Whassup?”

“Just got here last week.”

MR. SPENCER:  [Laughs, claps.]



MR. SPENCER:  It’s understood.

SINBAD:  — it’s understood.  “I will kill people.”


SINBAD:  Tryin’ to get a new life.

MR. MARTIN:  Look.  Y’all have absolutely no sense.  We’re ou- — absolutely out of time.

OFF CAMERA:  No!  Wait a second!

MR. LEWIS:  We can’t be!

MR. MARTIN:  We – we are, Buddy.

MR. LEWIS:  Man, you do- —

MR. MARTIN:  You should- —

MR. LEWIS:  — I’m gon’ join the President’s team – [crosstalk] –

SINBAD:  I sure wish –

MR. LEWIS:  — I’m gonna join the President’s team, ’cause the next time somebody point they finger in my fa- — in his face, I’m gon’ – [pantomimes fighting] –

SINBAD:  No, we not allowin’ – [crosstalk] –

MR. MARTIN:  — see?  Tha- — tha- — that – that’s –

SINBAD:  — [crosstalk] – no.

MR. MARTIN:  — that’s why there’re –

SINBAD:  But we’re not allowin’ –

MR. MARTIN:  — no Omegas on the –

SINBAD:  — this year – this year –

MR. MARTIN: — campaign team.

SINBAD:  — ain’t gon’ be no more comin’ to town hall meetin’s.  I’m like – I’m serious.  All of us, as brothers and sisters – anybody who’s supportin’ Barack Obama, ain’t gon’ be any more comin’, insultin’ no more.  Last time, we let ’em do that to us.

OFF CAMERA:  Yeah, right.

SINBAD:  You know, Republicans – and – and got all ignorant with it, like showin’ up with their guns.  In Arizona, we should show up with our guns.  They ain’t registered.

MR. MARTIN:  [Chuckles.]


SINBAD:  And they had a – they had ’em on their shoulders.  We should do this.  [Pantomimes lifting his shirt to expose his waistband and gives the camera a ride-or-die look.]


SINBAD:  “We here, too.”


OFF CAMERA:  Times change.

SINBAD:  That’s it.  Times change.

MR. MARTIN:  Times – okay.  Gotcha.

OFF CAMERA:  Times change.

MR. MARTIN:  Do not listen to Sinbad on that one.

All right.  Chris, Sinbad – [chuckles] – Buddy, we certainly appreciate it.


MR. MARTIN:  But – but that’s just pathetic – all that.  Please.  Please.  Do- —

MR. LEWIS:  [Crosstalk] – that’s –

MR. MARTIN:  — don’t even get –

MR. LEWIS:  — a[n] ascot.

MR. MARTIN:  — don’t even get a shot of that hat.  That’s embarrassing.


SINBAD:  Here’s my – here’s my fraternity –

MR. LEWIS:  [Laughs.]

MR. MARTIN:  That’s it for this edition –


MR. MARTIN:  — of TV One’s “Washington Watch” from Hollywood.


SINBAD:  My fraternity –

MR. MARTIN:  I’m Roland –


MR. MARTIN:  — Martin.  Have a blessed week.


MR. MARTIN:  That’s exactly what it is!