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Review: Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy

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by Obed Medina
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Monday Sep 29, 2014

When Alec Mapa takes the stage, all bets are off. This isn’t a sanitized exploration of the human condition with funny anecdotes. Not at all. This is a show where nothing is off limits. From poop to fart jokes to sex in cars, his new stand up routine has him going beyond his days of partying and drinking…Well, for the most part.

Since the last time I saw one of Mapa’s shows, he’s adopted a boy and he is now focused on coping with fatherhood. American’s Gaysian Sweetheart is all grown up and facing his mid-life crisis. Does that ground his comedy routine away from what we’re used to? Hell no. He still manages to find humor in everything from projectile vomiting to date night away from the rug rat.

“Baby Daddy” gives us a humorous (side-splitting would be more accurate) look at the adoption process that gays and lesbian must undergo, and it isn’t for the faint of heart. There are workshops, classes, background checks and social workers to face. If only straight parents were subjected to this process before getting pregnant, having babies would be a whole different ball game. Instead, all that a 16 year-old girl needs to become a parent is sperm.

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