The first time I did stand up I was in LA at The Improv. As a "radical white man" I decided to focus on a story all about race. Also my head was shaved down to the scalp making me look extra neo-nazi. I made sure to use the racial slurs spic, spade, blue eyed white devil, and chinks.
I got laughs from the black, yellow, and brown community. All the white folks sat there in silent shock. The comedian who followed was a black gentleman that opened with, "Spics and spades? You're going old school with your racism."
The story was about a time I had eaten a good amount of magic mushrooms and talked with my neighbors, two of them of African descent, two of Mexican descent. At that time my head was also shaved. One of my neighbors said to another, "Man you are lazy."
His response, "I'm not lazy, I'm just misunderstood. I'm just a black man living in a white man's world."
We all laughed. I didn't really get it, but I was tripping balls, so I laughed anyway.
One of my other neighbors chimed in, "Yeah! I'm misunderstood too. I'm just a latino living in a white man's world!"
As the only white representative in this rainbow coalition, I felt I had to put in my two bits. "I'm misunderstood as well. I'm a white ma with a shaved head."
Very nearly got an ass kicking for that.