Comedian and actor Mike Epps danced on-stage with a kangaroo but has since come to regret it.
Epps’ on-screen work include his roles as Uncle Julius in Starz’ comedy “Survivor’s Remorse,” both shot and set in Atlanta. He also appeared in the Atlanta-filmed movie “Lottery Ticket,” starring Bow Wow and Ice Cube, and the HBO movie “Bessie,” with Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique.
Left to the improv-heavy environment of stand-up comedy, he apparently thought adding a kangaroo to the act would liven things up.
The animal was brought on stage at Epps’ Friday night show in Detroit, apparently by a handler. For a time Epps held it by a harness. Fans soon populated the Internet with clips like this one and blowback was swift:
Epps has since posted a message of remorse (without explaining why he or anyone else thought this would be a good idea in the first place) and says he’ll donate to a kangaroo charity.