Comedian Retta comes to UW-PBy Steve Jorgensen • April 10, 2008 • Category: Uncategorized
On April 5 UW-Platteville hosted the comedian Retta at the Pioneer Crossing.
Retta has been on “Comedy Central Presents” and “Premium Blend.” She has also been in the movies “First Sunday,” “Dickie Roberts Former Child Star,” “Slackers,” “Sex and Death 101,” and “Fracture.”
Jon Hoffman, a junior engineering physics major, said before the show that he was excited to see Retta perform.
Retta began her act talking about her losing her things when coming to Platteville. She said she went to the mall in Dubuque to get some clothing and saw a JC Penney and a Sears, neither of which sold clothes that were large enough to fit her size.
“I saw all these biggies and fatties walking up and down the mall, and I was like ‘there is nothing here for you!’” Retta said.
Retta then went on to talk about the hotel soap being too small.
“You do not want to know where this soap can get lost on me,” said Retta.
Retta said being lazy is in her character. She said that she gets mad when the escalator is broken and temporarily becomes stairs.
“If I was going to be walking up and down stairs, I would have joined a gym,” she said. Retta even went on to say that she is known for sitting on an escalator while it is moving because it brings on a relaxing feeling.
Later in her act, Retta discused pregnancy and labor. Retta said she doesn’t want children because she sees her friends with kids acting crazy. However, Retta did say that if she was to go into labor, she would want to be drugged.
“Epidural, morphine, crack. I don’t care, I just don’t want the pain,” Retta said.
Towards the end of her show, Retta was talking about classical music and opera. She said that she could drive in urban areas with the windows up and it would sound like rap or hip-hop. Yet if she drove up to white people, and they thought she was listening to rap or hip-hop, she would roll down the window and sing along with her opera.
Sam Wakefield, a sophomore in software engineering, said that he was glad to come and see Retta perform at UW-P.