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Racial Comedy

Marlon Wayans On The 'Cyclical' Nature Of Racial Comedy

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.25.2016 | Black Voices

It's been 20 years since the comedic spoof "Don't be a Menace" was released, and Marlon Wayans, the film's star, still doesn't regret a single...

David Alan Grier Talks Race, Comedy, And Leslie Jones Controversy

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Black Voices

David Alan Grier knows a thing or two about mixing race and comedy. From his breakthrough days on the hit series "In Living Color," to his recent skit...

"Black Girls Aren't Funny!" (I'm Fat + Funny + Female, so Where's My Sitcom?)

Erica Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erica Watson

It's a little known fact that from birth, most black girls in inner cities are groomed for the possibility of being the "window character" to the white heroine in a romantic comedy.