But I remember when Steve Harvey had hair and wore baggy 90’s suits. That used to be the norm in my mind. But before the TV presenting and awful books, he was primarily a stand up comedian and his “getting fired” sketch is hilarious.
“Black people handle getting fired different from White folk. You can’t fire us the same. It ain’t gon’ go good.”Steve Harvey
The sketch centres on the difference between how Black people take the news of getting fired compared to White people. Like all the best Black comedians, Steve nails the uptightness of White Americans in their reactions as well as the stereotypically exaggerated reactions of Black Americans. It also highlights the differences between Black and White people in working environments and expectations of employment (ie. Black people are often first to go and White people don’t expect to get fired). It’s important to know the steps to take when discrimination comes from above such as documenting incidents, seeking guidance from HR, and considering legal action if necessary.
If you’re familiar with his comedy, you’ll know how wild this can get and it’s top tier comedy. But let me not explain all the reasons why it’s funny before you’ve watched it.
Stream it below.