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Metta World Peace

Joins Comedy Boot Camp

I'm SERIOUS About Stand-Up

10/5/2011 8:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Metta World Peace - Ron Artest
Metta World Peace is taking his aspiring comedy career VERY seriously -- and TMZ has learned he's even enrolled in a stand-up "boot camp" to hone his skills during the NBA lockout.

MWP made his comedy debut a few months ago ... and has another big show scheduled at the Planet Hollywood in Vegas later this month.

But sources close to the basketball star tell us he is dedicated to making improvements -- and has joined the "Laff Mobb " comedy group in L.A. ... which claims its worked with HUGE comics in the past, like Bernie Mac, Chris Tucker and even Dave Chappelle.

Metta's big Vegas show is set for Oct. 28.

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1.

Kaffee    

How early can dementia begin?

1059 days ago
2.

charley    

you should get a serious brain scan...cause you aint nothing but some low down ghetto azz ole!

1059 days ago
3.

Bob    

You mean "Madea Whirled Peas" don't you?

1059 days ago
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onecent    

This poor dude don't know WHAT to do with himself. If he keeps throwing himself out there, maybe one day something will stick.

1059 days ago
5.

Kabala    

He was serious about dancing too......

1059 days ago
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bagladey    

It looks like Metta World Peace has some mental issues. Bi-polar maybe? Maybe he just needs some medication but he should get right on it.

1059 days ago
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TheUltraworld    

His name is hilarious.

1059 days ago
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Vic L    

What if they start booing? Will he charge the stands again?
What if comedians gaggle at using his new name Meta World Peace in their routines and to make it easy for them, just shorten it to Metamucil?

1058 days ago

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