• Viral video: Father entertains 19-month-old son with gibberish chat about 'Empire' finale

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A father-son duo has amused millions online after their improvised chat went viral.

    The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reported that Shanieke Pryor recorded her husband, Clarksville, Tennessee, comedian DJ Pryor, talking to his 19-month old son Kingston about the season five finale of “Empire.”

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    “They need to work on that, right?” Pryor said.

    “Yes,” the infant said.

    “Did you understand it, though?” Pryor asked.

    “No,” Kingston said.

    The two go on to have an active exchange as Pryor improvises based on what he thinks his son is saying. Kingston points and laughs throughout the clip.


    “I was laughing because of the way he was doing all the hand gestures,” Pryor told CNN. “I was just assuming, I was going off of stuff I thought he was saying.”

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    The video, posted to Facebook on Tuesday, has more than 50 million views. Pryor says the clip will inspire his stand-up acts.

    “I talk about my family on stage. My stand-up is based off my life," Pryor told The Leaf-Chronicle. "I think this is just going to add to it. When I was younger, stand-up was just a way to be funny. But now, my stand-up is still funny, but I feel I'm saying something now. I've been doing this nearly 15 years, chasing this dream. Now, I've finally found my voice as a comic. I feel like I'm just adding to the narrative of my story.”



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