Mel B stands by calling 'America's Got Talent' race jokes 'not funny'

"I'm 36, white and driving a taxi, this is clearly not the first wrong turn I've made," said a comic trying out for "America's Got Talent" on Monday (Apr. 8) in New York.The stand-up comedian, Jimmy Failla, works as a taxi driver. He had a very short routine about how white people are very specific in taxi directions and black people are not.As he spoke about his ability to speak English and the difference between white and black taxi passengers, Mel B, a new judge on the show, buzzed to eliminate him.Some of the audience -- which Zap2it was a part of -- booed -- generally white men, and some, generally black women, applauded -- when the Artist Formerly Known as Scary Spice registered her opinion.It was a fairly typical response during the auditions because the warm-up comic encourages the audience to cheer and boo the judges. In March, a Louisiana audience also responded with...


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