Ron Artest Claims He's Making as Much Money Doing Comedy Shows As He Would Playing Overseas

Before the NBA Lockout, Ron Artest already proved himself to be quite the funny guy when he tried his luck at the rap game and thanked his psychiatrist after winning the NBA Finals last season. Well not Ron Artest Metta World Peace is taking his jokes on tour during the lockout. Metta even told that the money he makes doing comedy is as much as he would make if he went to play overseas. -___-

Check out the a blurb from the interview he has with SportsIllustrated along with a clip from one of his stand up comedy acts.


According to Sam Amick from Sports illustrated: We talked a while back about how you planned to handle the lockout. Now that it’s here, give me the rundown of what you’re doing.

Artest: We’re definitely going to do some more comedy shows. We had four this month, but one of them got canceled. But we picked up like 10 more. I was going to go overseas and keep it going [with basketball] and get a check, but the comedy shows are paying [as much as I would earn playing] overseas, so I can just stay over here and do comedy shows. So what’s your comedy process? You sit down and write your material, or go off the cuff or what?

Artest: I get most of my jokes in the bathroom. I go to the bathroom and come up with some silly stuff, some good stuff, and then I go get my pen and pad and my recorder, just to see how I’m going to do it. I’m not doing the whole set, but I’m trying to figure out which joke I’m going to say and how I’m going to say it. So I practice it, and then I go out there and do it.


Okay Ron, if you say so.

Making jokes of yourself about turning the ball over in the playoffs, Oh.okay.Joke is on you Metta.