Last night I went with Chaunte to see Brent Weinbach at a little comedy show in Brooklyn. He asked Chaunte to come up on stage with him to help "with his next trick."
Not only did he make a star of Chaunte but he made a song out of my name. He has this joke that goes (I paraphrase) "I'm half-filipino, half-jewish. Sometimes people ask me, oh, is it your mother or your father that's from the Philippines? My name is Brent Weinbach." or something like that . . . at the end of the joke, he looked at me and asked, "You sir, what's your name?" and I answered. He began repeating my name in a variety of accents before settling on Jamaican and started singing like a dance-hall reggae sounding song about me/my name before stopping abruptly and saying: "So, you're white?" I'd never been the center of so much comedy before.