HONEY Boo Boo is making her entrance into the world of comedy, and it looks like she already has some tricks up her sleeve.
In a new clip for Mama June: Family Crisis, Honey – real name Alana Thompson – is in Los Angeles with her sister Pumpkin, trying to make a fresh start, while June keeps going down. Walking on stage, the former pageant queen appears nervous, but as she follows the directions, she starts giggling at her own jokes.
Taking a cue from her teacher Kara, Alana shows off the few lines she’s already prepared, earning herself a few compliments, and also comes across a few inappropriate lines.
“So, people do comedy, right? But standing up in my house is trying to get off the couch,” she replies at one point, leading her mentors to giggle.
But when she’s told she has to prepare a routine that lasts about seven minutes, or 21 bars, the 14-year-old girl freezes in shock and asks if she can reduce it to three or four.
“Honey, it’s not a negotiation, people buy tickets to see you girl,” Kara tells her. Alana Thompson lives with Pumpkin – real name Lauryn – and her husband Josh from June started using drugs and fell in love with her current boyfriend Geno Doak.
In a deleted scene from WETV’s Mama June: Family Crisis, released in early April, fans saw Lauren reveal her plans to move to Los Angeles to her husband Josh – who admits he is more concerned about Alana’s upbringing.
“I really think it’s a good idea for Alana Thompson, she has more opportunities than she has here, as far as what she wants to do for her career,” says Pumpkin.
“We literally just took her into our house and settled down,” Josh reminds her before Pumpkin explains his reasoning.
“We can’t even get frozen yogurt without the paparazzi chasing us for an update on Mama… they’ll be looking for Mama, so my hopes are that Alana Thompson and I are there, they won’t chase us,” she said.
“But when she gets back, she’s got a damn schedule and homework to do,” she says. The family lives in Gordon, Georgia, and Alana Thompson lives with her sister and two-year-old daughter Ella.