Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Black Guys on a Beautiful Day: The Investigative Report

By Rachel Swan
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 1:53 PM

As evidenced by the title of their "Siskel and Negro" podcast —formerly a show on radio station Live 105 — local comedians Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery never shied away from race themes. Bell generated a cult of fandom by trying — perhaps futilely — to end racism in about an hour. Avery decided that if he can't live up to the thug stereotypes that proliferate in Hollywood, he'll at least celebrate them. Hence the title of his new, star-studded production, Thugs: The Musical. And now, they've teamed up with Greg Edwards and Reggie Steele to address another befuddling stereotype, which may or may not hold true. Check the investigative report below:


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