• Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special Bird Revelation is the perfect rape joke

    Dave Chappelle slaps the mic to his knee and laughs—he’s playing the famed Comedy Store. “Everything’s funny, until it happens to you.” From the start of his Netflix special The Bird Revelation, Chappelle’s brow is furrowed, face flat, as he levels his Black experience to that of white feminists who dragged him in the name of #MeToo for expressing “as little empathy as possible.” The audience laughs with the Chappelle’s Show star as he

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    Showtime greenlights second Larry Wilmore comedy special

    In August, Showtime aired Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore’s first ever comedy special, but it had a twist. Instead of delivering an hour of stand-up, Race, Religion & Sex In Utah found the longtime writer and producer on location in the unofficial Mormon capital of the country, Salt Lake City, hosting a town hall-type event. And apparently it was a success, because Wilmore will host a second special for Showtime,

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    Comedian Baratunde Thurston schools us on How To Be Black (Video)

    PBS News Hour recently sat down with stand-up comedian and digital director of America’s satirical news source, The Onion, Baratunde Thurston about his book How To Be Black. The book, which came out this past January, combines elements of satire with a memoir. How To Be Black’s tagline reads, “If You Don’t Buy This Book, You’re A Racist,” which appropriately captures Thurston’s self-awarely outlandish sense of humor. Thurston also interviewed

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    Uncut Patrice Oneal video interview delves deep into the comedian's psyche

    A few weeks ago, I sat down with comedian Patrice Oneal at Comix to film an episode of Punchline Magazine’s web series A Tight Five, which, as you might know, are five minute interviews with well known comedians. But to get that polished five minutes, we shoot much longer. And sometimes we think the full, uncut version of these interviews are compelling for hardcore comedy fans. That’s the case with

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