"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House: I knocked On The Door and a Brother Answered"
(Los Angeles, CA. )- Michael Colyar has been entertaining audiences for years with his high energy, dynamic comedic performances. He continues his legacy of delivering powerful and impactful messages through his comedic wit in his new docu-comedy,"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the White House: I Knocked On The Door and a Brother Answered."
Since the 44th Inauguration of President Barack Obama, Colyar has been interviewing politicians, comedians, and everyday citizens to chronicle the President’s journey, including the highs, the lows, and everything in between.
Colyar explains the diversity of interviews collected in this patchwork style documentary, saying, "…I got like 40 comedians: black, white, old, young, gay, straight. I’ve got Cedric the Entertainer, Tommy Davidson, Anthony Anderson, Dick Gregory. Bootsie Collins created music for it, so did Kurupt. J. Anthony Brown actually wrote a funny piece called ‘There’s a brother in the White House'; I’ve even got crack heads in the street. I’ve got every cross section of people who have positive, uplifting things to say about Mr. Obama."
Beyond the comedic stance, the message of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House: I Knocked on the Door and a Brother Answered" is an incredibly formidable one. Tired and frustrated by the condescending criticism, disrespect, and at times, vitriolic slander which has been directed at President Obama, Michael wanted to capture the positive stories of inspiration, success, and triumph of the 44th President of the United States.
"Never has a President been so disrespected. Mr. Obama just pays them no mind," Colyar states. "He just keeps on moving forward, he just keeps on doing his work no matter what they say to him and I love that. No man has represented us so greatly, for the black family and the black man, as Mr. Obama. I just feel good about being black because I can look on TV and see the brother and his family. When Michelle planted those collard greens at the White House you knew we were dealing with true royalty. So, I want to send out a positive love note to him."
Michael Colyar’s reach spans across an array of platforms, including, serving as the "Host" of "BET Live From LA" reaching over 55 million viewers coast to coast, to his weekly radio show in Los Angeles, and Hosting “The Big Black Comedy Show” for an audience of over 6,000. Colyar gained notable attention after winning the $100,000 Grand Prize when selected as Comedy Champion on "Star Search," the nationally televised talent competition, and subsequently donated $50,000.00 to homeless charities in the Los Angeles area. In December of 2000, the city of Venice, California honored Michael Colyar by placing his shoe prints, handprints and money grabber in cement for the new Venice boardwalk.
Star Search Champion, Talk Show Host, Actor, Comedian and Motivational Speaker, Colyar stays plugged into the heart of the community. Despite his busy schedule and many responsibilities, he continues to share his laughter and warm personality with many, including individuals in homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, boys and girls clubs and schools throughout the United States.
Colyar’s most recent films include Norbit starring Eddie Murphy, The Longshots starring Ice Cube and Kiki Palmer, The Princess & The Frog Starring Anika Noni Rose and Oprah (the 1st Black animated film produced by Disney), and Malace In Wonderland starring Snoop Dogg. He continues to entertain audiences with his work, "Where in the World Is Michael Colyar" a series of concert films with Colyar and Friends shot in various locations around the world.
Colyar's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House: I Knocked on the Door and a Brother Answered" is a piece that brings Michael's comedic talents and keen insight to the forefront of the political arena. His work can be viewed on the 'Michael Colyar's A Funny Thing' Facebook Page and You Tube site, with the DVD of the whole documentary set to be released around Election Day 2012.
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