See Will Smith Conquer Fear of Stand-Up Comedy in Front of Jada Pinkett and Willow

PEOPLE.com | 3/13/2019 | Staff
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Will Smith is crossing another item from his bucket list: stand-up comedy!

On Wednesday’s Facebook Watch episode of Will Smith’s Bucket List, the 50-year-old star admitted he was “more nervous about doing stand-up than I am about bungee jumping out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.”

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Despite having a successful career performing in front of a live audience through his rapping career, Smith said the experiences were different.

“When you do music, [if] you forget your lyrics, the audience knows them,” he said. “And they catch up, and they pick up, they go with it. With your stand-up, if you stutter [or] you stumble if there’s one moment where your heart jumps… they see it.”

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In order to conquer his fear, Smith seeks out the help of the “master” Dave Chappelle.

“There’s only one master that I would ever want to learn from in terms of stand-up,” Smith said before meeting the 45-year-old comedian for some tips.

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Chappelle didn’t disappoint, giving the movie star three tips to overcome his fear: “confidence...
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