Seven years later, there I was—sitting front row awaiting Kid Fury to perform his comedy debut, Furious Thoughts Live!
For the stans, a night filled with laughter and shade was expected, but for those who don’t know the internet phenomenon, let me fill you in: Kid Fury, with his nonchalant demeanor and IDGAF attitude, is hilarious! He will flash his BeeHive member ID and swiftly let you know why he isn’t here for “Trumpjelica Pickles.”
Note: Those who are offended quite easily, who are sensitive to political issues, the racial climate or LGBT issues, he isn’t the one for you.
His ability to sell out shows—because yes, he sold out the 500-seat auditorium at the University of Houston Downtown on a Saturday evening—and career as an comedian didn’t happen overnight; it started seven years ago on YouTube.
Uploaded March 4, 2014, his first Furious Thoughts video debuted.
Since then, Kid Fury has obtained:
- Close to 20 million views on his YouTube channel
- Over 100,000 followers on Instagram and Twitter
- And a wildly successful podcast with Crissle West called The Read
Furthermore, a comedy tour with one international stop in London.
My Thoughts on Kid Fury’s Performance
It was worth the $43 I paid. Houston attendees know what I mean by this. On a serious note, he made me laugh out loud, which is hard to do and why I think the show was worth attending.
From the expected pop culture commentary to NYC gentrification, his jokes varied, keeping me off of my phone and attentive, even if I wasn’t laughing until I cried. I think my jaw dropped more than anything.
I also loved how he jokingly played on race, without using lewd comments to get a laugh from the audience. It can be hard, but he did it. Kudos.
However, what I DISLIKED was the muffled mic, making me miss a few jokes. UH Downtown’s auditorium’s sound system was disappointing and in need of new equipment. I was hoping IT would resolve the issue, to no avail.
Overall, Furious Thoughts Live! was reminiscent of his YouTube videos… videos that made me a Kid Fury fan from the beginning.
Friends supporting friends.
Preview Kid Fury’s Furious Thoughts Below