How Flip Wilson Became A Success - Story You Should Know

8-Apr, 2021
8 847 Ko‘rishlar soni - Flip Wilson is regarded as one of the most famous comedian of his era. Wilson's success would have him reach places rarely done before by a black comedian. In this episode of 'A Story You Should Know' we learn how Wilson became a household name. Instagram: @ComedyHype & Twitter: @ComedyHype_

  • It’s always the black community that’s always criticizing black Comedians

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    • Yeah I'll still torn up about JJ and James Earl Jones on Good Times their difference of opinion of Comedy

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  • @8:18 wow..I didn't know he was on SNL

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  • Class Act. He opened the door..

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  • Thanks for the info but Cosby did not win 16 Grammys. Please fact check Brother. We need this information. Thank you.

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  • luv this..

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  • I used to watch his show back then, his legacy will always live on.

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  • Flip Wilson and Tony Dorsett could be brothers, they look so much alike

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  • How about do a video on TP Hearns… for some reason he came to mind… he was good on Comic Viee…. always had a good set on Comic View

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  • Was waiting for this one. Thanks Comedy Hype!

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  • 🥰👍🏿

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  • Always heard his name. I’d say the comedy community has done a decent job keeping his memory alive. But outside of that as a millennial I don’t know much about flip. Thank you for this.

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  • I guess flip was the first black male the racist convinced that wearing a dress would be funny and we still think in 2021 that's funny

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  • The book on "Flip" on Flip Wilson is a GREAT read..he really was a trailblazer.

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  • Point of correction @4:32 its 6 straight wins not 16

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  • You guys forgot about Martin show. That’s definitely a 90s version of Flip 🙌🏽

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  • ONE OF 18 KIDS!?............ JESUS CHRIST 😅

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  • Honestly, I don’t understand the outrage with Flip. It’s nice when a comedian can slip a message in their stand-up, but at the end of the day, comedians aren’t here to be social commentators. Their main job is to make us laugh. It’s possible to do both and few can really master that art. You can be more “woke” than the average comedic, but if you’re not funny, what’s the point?

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  • I thought you meant real *drugs* ! Weed, coke, hash? That's baby food. 😄 For me Filp's comedy didn't stand the test of time. I watch reruns of Flip's show today and it's corny; I watch reruns of Red, Richard, Eddie, Dave and it's as funny today as the 1st time I heard it. But I do remember everyone stopping to watch the Flip Wilson Show, those were good times! And Geraldine was soooo funny to me as a child!

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    • To a lot of other people and a lot of these social Christians anything stronger than aspirin is a drug hell even aspirin is a drug

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  • Man marijuana's not a drug.

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    • At the time it was considered

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  • Ole school fun!!

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  • A true pioneer in comedy

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  • I use to like to look at flip Wilson

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  • BIG FLIP👑💯

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  • 18?!

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  • Comedy Hype News This is Why I Love Your Channel Because You Talk About The Old School Classic T.V. Shows And Other Stuff

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  • Very good video can you please do an episode based off the show roc

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  • These Docu Shorts are the best thing about Comedy Hype. The commentary with Pierre, the lesbian and the other guy is Terrible!

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    • Thank you for telling the truth

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    • Lol! I try really hard to give it (the commentary) a chance. I really do. I have faith it'll get better with time.

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  • Thanks for sharing this. I really enjoy watching this

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  • Oh snap a new writer

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  • Ya'll starting to recycle stories now Comedy Hype lol

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  • I love Comedy Hype✊🏾

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  • That Redd Foxx co-sign was POWERFUL!!!

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    • Real Shit

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    • @Big Tex Yup, but then again, that probably would've come across as Redd Foxx being arrogant even though it was probably true at that time but Hollywood executives thought Redd's comedy was too RAW for TV back then anyway! But it showed Redd Foxx was THE MAN on the Stand-up circuit & his word held weight!

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    • Real talk cuz he could have said he was!

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  • RIP Flip.

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  • What ended Filp Wilson's career? "Geraldine." His paying audience, Caucasians, only wanted to see Geraldine. Mr. Wilson refused to continue playing the role and wanted only to continue in comedy as himself (A Man). He was then rejected by paying audiences (Caucasians), stages, tv and movie producers.

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  • He was a "blacc" male and therefore was given the ultimatum, "the dress deal." He agreed to the deal, like so many other "blacc" comedians and received success in exchange. All "blacc" male comedians haven't done this, but many have, too many. I've witnessed Justin Timberlake put on the dress in the name of comedy also, so on and so forth. No male is safe from "the dress deal" obviously. However there are other deals that are also bad, like what Denzel did for 'Training Day', & what Haile Berry did for 'Monster's Ball'....

    • And both Denzel & Halle won Oscars for THE most negative portrayals available! When they were dismissed the trophies for better films!😕

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    • I would play a dirty cop before wearing a dress no brainer

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    • I thought Training Day was a good movie tho

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  • I idolize the great performers, but sympathize their typecast.

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  • The Flip Wilson show to this day was one of my favorite shows on television. I watched Flip Wilson when I was a child and never forgot him. It show came on TV land back in the day. A fantastic actor and wonderful sketch artist.

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  • Clerow "Flip" Wilson Jr. (December 8, 1933 - November 25, 1998) was an American comedian and actor best known for his television appearances during the late 1960s and 1970s. From 1970 to 1974, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series The Flip Wilson Show, and introduced viewers to his recurring character Geraldine. The series earned Wilson a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards, and it was the second highest-rated show on network television for a time. Wilson was the first African American to host a successful TV variety show.In January 1972, Time magazine featured Wilson's image on its cover and named him "TV's first black superstar." He released a number of comedy albums in the 1960s and 1970s and won a Grammy Award for his 1970 album The Devil Made Me Buy This Dress. The Flip Wilson Show aired through 1974, generating high ratings and popularity among viewers and winning strong critical acclaim, with eleven Emmy Award nominations during its run, winning two. Wilson also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series. wiki

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  • I was wondering if anyone remembered Flip Wilson. I uses to watch his show on TV growing up before school.

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    • Yassss

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  • My man!!! Educate these folks! This man is a legend!!!

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  • Drugs derailed Flip Wilson but Flip was groundbreaking and set the stage decades later for black comedians to become brands who could have their own sketch show on national TV

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  • I made Flip a success. 💯

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    • Nooo

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    • 🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯💯

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