8 brilliant stand-up specials on Netflix to celebrate Black History Month

Happy Black History Month! Black comedians have been an integral part of stand-up comedy for decades. Netflix has produced several specials where black comedians speak their truths about racism, privilege, and politics. To celebrate the work of black comics, Laughspin is bringing eight Netflix specials that will have you laughing (and thinking) not just in February, but all year round! W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro W. Kamau Bell: Private

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Watch Justin Bieber’s tribute to Black History Month on Saturday Night Live

Although ratings for Saturday Night Live slipped four percent from last week — when Adam Levine hosted — Justin Bieber put in a more-than-respectable effort last night. His monologue, with the help from Kenan Thompson, was a tribute to both Black History Month and Valentine’s Day and featured a special guest. Check it out below and tell us how you think Justin did last night! Be sure to subscribe to

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Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

Just this morning, our pals at Huffington Post Comedy, posted an excellent roundtable discussion featuring comedians W. Kamau Bell, Desiree Burch, Michael Che, Calise Hawkins, Phoebe Robinson and Baron Vaughn, in honor of Black History Month. The discussion spanned what it means to be a black comedian today, how socio-political comedy plays to American audiences going through tough economic times, and a lot more. In the below excerpt, Vaughn examines

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