Elon James White is a Brooklyn-based comedian, writer and host of the award-winning web series This Week in Blackness, a satirical look at race, politics and pop-culture in a so-called “post-racial” America. White has been a featured commentator on VH1's “Black to the Future” & “The Great Debate.” His commentary on race and politics has been featured on Salon.com, The Huffington Post, Alternet and The Root. Praised as "The perfect comedian for the Obama era, talking race while exploding racial stereotypes" by Dr. Harris-Lacewell of Princeton on Politco.com and as "Precise, thought provoking and hilarious" by Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead, White continues to win accolades from critics, academia and audiences alike.
White was the recent recipient of four 2009 Black Weblog Awards, including Best Humor Blog, Best MicroBlog (Twitter), Best Video Blog and Blog of the Year. He has been featured in The NY Observer, NY Post, Gothamist, Newsweek and Gawker and has appeared on ComedyCentral.com and Sirius Satellite Radio. White’s festival appearances include the DC Comedy Festival, the NY Underground Festival, 2009 LA Comedy Festival, the 2010 NC Comedy Arts Fest, and 2010 SF Sketchfest, where he headlined with The Just-Us League of America (which includes comics Kevin Avery, W. Kamau Bell and Baratunde Thurston). He is currently on a Post-Racial College Tour with Christian Lander, creator of Stuff White People Like, is bringing This Week in Blackness to larger audiences via his rampant Twitter addiction.