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Career in the Toilet 

He fouled up the bathroom in Friday; now it's the Improv's turn.

Stand-up comic and actor John Witherspoon doesn't like movie sets. He spends a lot of time just sitting around, he says.

Lately, though, Witherspoon (who played Ice Cube's bathroom-polluting dad in the Friday movies) has been jotting down notes for a book he's writing about his early years at Los Angeles' fabled Comedy Store. And on-location shoots in Vancouver occasionally yield material for his stand-up act. "There's no black people up here," he says. "When they do a movie, and they need a crowd of black people, they can't find any. They have to import them from Seattle!"
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