Photo + video: "Community" star, comedian Donald Glover's impromptu rap show at steakhouse

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Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) plays an impromtu set at Chandler's steakhouse in Boise Idaho on April 20. Photo by Kevin Rank.

Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) plays an impromtu set at Chandler's steakhouse in Boise Idaho on April 20. Photo by Kevin Rank.

Talk to any stand-up comedian working the road and they’ll tell you “the life” isn’t as glamorous as it might seem to us normal citizens. There’s a lot wandering around small towns and cities desperately trying to eek out a semi-good time, or at the very least time spent trying to avoid falling into a crippling, self-reflective existential crisis. Also, there’s a lot of masturbating. I’d imagine.

However, if you’re Donald Glover and you have some time between comedy shows, you can always just throw together an impromtu rap concert (photo above by Kevin Rank). You probably know the Community star has released music and often performs as his alter ego Childish Gambino (in fact, he’s opening for himself on his current tour); so, when he tweeted this last night..: “Okay. We have an off day in Boise, Idaho. And we’re bored. If we played in impromptu show at a bar, who would come out tonight?” it was on.

People definitely came out.

In fact, Idaho Statesman writer Brian Murphy, who showed up, says there were close to 100 people at Chandler’s steakhouse in Boise to watch Glover and co. rock out 30 minutes worth of tunes.

“Glover and four bandmates had no set list,” Murphy writes. “They’d only planned on playing a song or two for the Chandlers’ staff, which recognized them. After the set, Glover hung around for another 45 minutes, posing for pictures, signing autographs and just talking with fans in the middle of Chandlers.”

UPDATE 1:22 pm EST: Check out the video from last night!

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