It was a night of line strolling and rolling in the aisles. The 2016 Mississippi Greek Weekend Step and Comedy Show, hosted by comedian and Zeta Phi Beta soror, Sheryl Underwood, was lit.
On the surface, it may have appeared to be just a fun night of sorority and frat reunions. But it was more than that. If you paid attention, you also strolled away with a bit of inspiration and motivation.
Following comedian Merc B. Williams’ set, he was rewarded with the stamp of approval from Underwood. With a huge smile, The Talk co-host reassured William that he did it right. “You did good.” She said. “Give him a round of applause…” Underwood went on to impart a few words of advice, “Merc B. Williams, you keep doing it. You host everything you can host. And I’m telling all y’all comics, write your own material…and don’t let nobody tell you no. I’m… on the number one network, CBS, five days a week on The Talk, I got my own radio show (with) 59 affiliates, (and I’m ) touring all over the country…” No small feat for any comic; especially a black female comic.
Underwood’s words of encouragement for Williams and other comics who braved the mic that night is sound advice we can all use. The bottom line? Do the work and don’t take no for an answer.
Biggest takeaway: No doesn’t mean stop, it simply means recalibrate.
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Members of Phi Beta Sigma on stage at the MS Greek Weekend Step & Comedy Show. Jackson MS, September 30, 2016.