Metta World Peace Is Doing a Standup Tour
Get excited, fans of athletes doing standup! The NBA’s own Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) has been promoting a new standup tour called “Metta World Peace Presents Ultimate Comedy” via Twitter, with a poster that says the shows are “hosted by your favorite athlete, Ron Artest, along with the country’s top comedians.” No word on who is coming along on this tour with the New York Knicks forward, but he has at least one gig booked, at famed NYC club Caroline’s on September 12th. And in case you’re worried this is Metta World Peace’s first time doing comedy, know that that’s not the case because he’s done standup comedy boot camp and has been performing since 2011.
Check out video of Metta World Peace doing standup in Orange County from a couple years ago and a poster from his “Ultimate Comedy” tour below: