The Last Laugh is a special feature on loldarian.com by one of my favorite journalists and biggest supporters Mr. Ryan Lee. Ryan is a senior reporter for Southern Voice and a contributor to David Atlanta Magazine. I'd planned on writing about this subject this week but Ryan said everything I wanted to say and more.
The Last Laugh
by Ryan Lee
A FORTUNATE TWIST of my childhood was my family getting cable TV shortly after I discovered masturbation.
One of my favorite networks was a channel we didn’t even subscribe to. I sometimes still worry about suffering permanent eye damage from all of the hours I spent “watching” the scrambled Spice Channel, the picture distorted by rolling horizontal lines that blurred into a rainbow.
Of course, I tried to squint between the rainbow lines, but the real stimulation came from setting the volume low, placing my ear against the TV and listening to the wooden dialogue and wailing moans of pay-per-view porn.
I also used to become more familiar with myself while watching the “Emmanuel” soft-core movies on Showtime, and the early installments of “Real Sex” and “Hookers at the Point.” But the definitive peepshow during my puberty years was “Dream On,” an HBO series that started in 1990.
My favorite character was Eddie Charles, who became one of my first TV crushes by appearing naked almost every week while being a manwhore. Eddie was played by Dorien Wilson, an actor who went on to appear in “The Steve Harvey Show” and “Sister, Sister,” and star as Professor Obie in “The Parkers.”
Imagine spending your entire life making other people laugh, only to have your life become the punch line in another comedian’s joke.
I recently Googled “Professor Obie” and found this one-line description on WikiAnswers: “Dorien Wilson, a closeted homosexual according to comedian Katt Williams.”
KATT WILLIAMS IS A COMIC genius who brazenly outs Wilson while talking about gay people he’s seen at “mansion parties” in Hollywood.
“Is that two n----- kissing?” Williams says in his 2006 HBO special “Katt Williams: Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1.” “Is one of them n------ Professor Obie?”