Jimmy Fallon announced last week that he’d have Keanu Reeves and Judd Apatow on the show to do some “Kid Stand-Up,” hoping to get some gems from his younger viewers before tonight’s show. It’s common practice, but it seems to have paid off. If you told me that Keanu Reeves was going to attempt stand-up, I’d tell you that you were mad. I buy him as an English gentleman hunting Dracula, I buy him as an FBI agent/former quarterback/surfing criminal, and I buy him as John Wick. I do not buy him as a stand-up.
I see sad Keanu or a guy that doesn’t want to get up on the stage to tell jokes. Dogstar does not count. But here, I think we’re all pleasantly surprised.