Most people recognize Anjelah Johnson as the ghetto fab fast food employee Bon Qui Qui formerly featured on MADtv. Raider Nation knows the San Jose native as the 2002 Raiderette Rookie of the Year who just so happened to have a sense of humor that matched those looks good enough to be one of football’s fabulous females.
The good folks over at HuggingHaroldReynolds.com recently picked her brain on everything from her experiences with Raider Nation to her soon to be released DVD.
Despite the sardonic tone taken towards anything Raider related, Anjelah showed where her loyalties still lie. The hottest comedian in the game crushed a couple softball questions meant to poke fan at Raider Nation.
Was it harder to get people to laugh on MadTV or cheer for the Oakland Raiders?
Um… Both were pretty fun and easy.
The Raiders fans are, how can we put this nicely, an eclectic bunch. Did anything ever happen that had you scared for your safety?
No, the fans were like our personal body guards. The die hard fans kept us safe from the riff raff. Sure we would see fights in the stands, the parking lots and anywhere with in a 5 mile radius of the stadium but we were kept away from it all.
Proof positive that those 408 roots run deep even though she’s getting laughs all around the country these days. Of course, Anjelah was garnering cheers on Sundays prior to the seven year slide into the Black Hole. If the situation were different, there’s a good chance many of her punchlines would have been “the ’06 Raiders”.
While she stuck up for Raider Nation, Anjelah did find it a bit more difficult to defend those laughable public perceptions of Al Davis.
The real Al Davis is just a walking dead man in a Member’s Only jumpsuit. Kind of like Weekend at Bernies. Prove us wrong.