5 Celebrities that Have Dumped on Albany! Why Did they Do It?
It's understood that we can make jokes about home because we live here but if someone from out of town made the same joke we'd be offended.
Let's see if you agree or disagree with these 5 celebrities that have dumped on Albany. Were these intended to be funny? Were the comments made out of anger? For each of the following situations there are different reasons why and some might be easier to take than others.
Here are 5 celebrities that have targeted Albany or their experience in the Capital city.
#5 - David Letterman
The Orlando Sentinel reports that in 1993 David Letterman was talking about high-speed trains in New York State when he joked, "Why would anyone want to get to Albany in 55 minutes?". Why did he say it? It's his job to be funny and this was a light hearted jab at the Capital City.
#4 - Bert Kreischer
In 2019 comedian Bert Kreischer came to Albany on his "Body Shots Tour". A few months after this performance Kreischer appeared on the YouTube show "First We Feast" where he was asked, "of the 28 cities you visited, which one was the biggest dump"? His delayed response was "By the way it was Albany." So why Albany?
Kreischer took to social media to explain “Albany doesn’t suck the venue did they ran out of beer on the first show and they only gave Everyone two beers each kind of bull---- my opinion.”
#3 - Cardi B
In October of 2017 Eonline.com reported that artist Cardi B abruptly left the Hilton hotel in Albany. Word is that authorities accused her and her team of smoking weed, which she denies, adding that the allegation was racially-motivated.
You wanna know something? Albany is known for being racist," she said. "The floor that I was staying in in my hotel room, it smelled like weed. So the cops came in the middle of the night, knocking on my manager and on my door, talking about that we were smoking weed and we gotta get kicked out. - Cardi B
#2 - Daryl Hall
In another rip on the Hilton hotel of Albany, Daryl Hall of Hall & Oats hated on the hotel while on stage at SPAC back in August. According to Times Union, Daryl Hall didn't care much for his room, which he described as windowless and because he doesn't smoke crack or shoot up or anything it was not good.
I'm giving you the worst review you could ever have of a hotel, ever. I can't stay here (Saratoga) because they're all booked because you all are like here. I don't normally say this s#! but it was bad news. It was bad news. - Daryl Hall
#1 - The Simpsons
The entire Simpsons family gets in on this one but mostly it's Homer singing a bad picture of all of Upstate New York. Taking shots at Niskayuna, Utica, Mohawk Valley Community College and Oriskany to name a few. This hits #1 because of of it far reaching dumping of the Capital Region and beyond.
Here's the video in case you have yet to see it.