• Watch Ted Alexandro’s police brutality bit from Comedy Cellar

    Despite our culture of pundit-flooded 24-hour cable news networks, it sometimes often times takes a skilled comedian to effectively broach a sensitive societal issue (See: Jon Stewart, Russell Brand, Larry Wilmore, Stephen Colbert…you get the point). Enter: Ted Alexandro— activist, lifelong New York resident and darn fine comic. On stage at the Comedy Cellar in New York the other night, Alexandro worked out a three-minute bit about police brutality. It has become one of the most divisive issues in our nation due, in no small part, to last year’s deaths of Michael Brown Jr., Tamir Rice and Eric Garner at the hands of police officers. Check out how Alexandro, deliberate and even, finds a few laughs inside a deadly serious topic.

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