Posts Tagged ‘comedy’
Why I Don't Perform Comedy As Often
<![CDATA[So for those who don't know, occasionally I do comedy. And I like it. And people, by and large, enjoy when I do it. So why don’t I do it more often? I get this question a lot, and in fact, I ask myself this question a lot. Or at least I used to, when…Read More
RACIST SUPERHEROES: A Comedic Origin Story
<![CDATA[So here's the deal. I've been doing comedy for about two years now (actually writing comedy for three years, performing it for two) and the bit that I personally think is my best is one that I like to call "Racist Superheroes." Now unfortunately, I don't perform in venues often where I can get good…Read More
Black-ish Is the New "Orange"
<![CDATA[Okay, so let me fess up, right off the top. That is a horrible, clickbaity title, a ridiculous, derivative and obvious reference, comparing two TV shows that couldn't be more different if one of them were set on a different planet. But they have one thing in common, that thing that most successful TV shows…Read More
Black Jesus Modest Proposal: Watch It At Church
<![CDATA[ (Editor’s Note: If you don’t know the history behind the term “modest proposal,” you won’t understand unless you read the whole thing.) Well, last night happened and, as far as I can tell, the four horsemen of the apocalypse have yet to appear. Which world-shattering event am I referring to? A new development in…Read More
You Done Messed Up, A-A-Merica
<![CDATA[Right now, Christena Cleveland and Keegan-Michael Key are two of my favorite people in the world. Though they operate in different disciplines and run in very different circles, they are both excellent at what they do. And I often find myself highlighting their work on social media. Christena Cleveland, a social psychologist with a focus…Read More
What It's Like Being Black In Portland
<![CDATA[So it seems that a series of circumstances have all led me to reminisce, Pete-Rock-&-CL-Smooth-style, about my upbringing here in Portland Oregon, the undisputed whitest major city in America. Reconnecting with old friends from high school, being a little less homebound and a little more out-and-about in the city (which is a typical, if subconscious…Read More
Just Saw Fred Claus. No, Really. It's Good.
<![CDATA[So I gave into a small guilty pleasure tonight. I watched the movie on the airplane. Usually if I’m watching a movie on an airplane, it’s something I’ve brought myself for that express purpose, and I’m watching it on my computer. I normally can’t stand watching the movies that the airlines play, because I hate…Read More
Really, Apple… A Vending Machine?
<![CDATA[ I’m not the type of cat to throw stones at an innovative company like Apple, Inc.(Even though I don’t have a problem with laughing with others who do.) As a Windows man, I have a healthy amount of respect for Apple’s slick, easy-to-use products — many of which (including the ubiquitous iPhone and all…Read More