Why aren’t the Love Island girls allowed to be funny?

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Love Island 2018 is going from strength to strength, with this week’s six shock exits and two new additions shaking up the couples and friendship groups.

Drama has undoubtedly built, but strangely, we’re only really seeing it from the girls’ side, and on closer inspection that seems like a theme from the start.

While the boys’ air time has been taken up by a lot of Jack’s impressions and group Yorkshire accents, the footage of the girls has focused on cruel digs and catty arguments.

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Take this week for example when the girls were taken for a day trip to reconnect after Georgia-new-jack-kiss-gate.

The footage flitted between the boys and the girls, with the boys roleplaying as Yorkshire farmers in the sun, while the girls were crying and shouting at eachother.

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The easy answer? The boys get on better than the girls.

That might be the case, with this season’s boys seeming to have a particularly close bond, but why do the girls then have to endure all of the drama?

With Megan, Georgia, Ellie and Laura, there have been a lot of tears and arguing, and of course given the nature of the show, that has to be aired.

But why aren’t we seeing their funny side too? Let’s not pretend that they don’t have one.

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Take Grace for instance – we only saw her sense of humour when she made a dig after her exit, joking that keeping her Love Island water bottle was her highlight.

Why hadn’t we seen her dry sense of humour before? If we had, she might have been spared eviction – all we had seen previously was her cutting hair and saying she liked cashew nuts – It’s no wonder she was voted out.

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The boys keep citing ‘banter’ and ‘good chat’ as reasons for fancying the girls- but we’re yet to see it.

Why? Because it’s not getting airtime – and in this day and age that’s not OK, not to mention it puts them at a greater risk of getting voted off.

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It feels like we’re reinforcing the tired gender stereotype that women aren’t as funny as men, something that considering millions of people tune into Love Island, is actually pretty harmful.

So please Love Island, from a team of funny girls, stop doing us a disservice. You don’t have to lose the drama, but at least give the girls a break and let us see their funny side.

This is 2018 after all, and hopefully be now we all know that girls can do a hell of a lot more than cry and shout.

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The back and forth between Jimmy Fallon and President Donald Trump is anything but over.

Following Fallon’s apology for his 2016 interview with the then-Republican candidate, Trump made time during Monday’s campaign rally in West Columbia, S.C. to take another shot at Fallon – and the other hosts of late-night television.

“Did you see Jimmy Fallon?” Trump asked the crowd, who booed at the The Tonight Show host’s name. “Jimmy Fallon… The guy screws up my hair, going back and forth… He was so disappointed to find out it was real. He couldn’t believe it.”

Fallon’s feelings on ruffling Trump’s hair were not lost on Trump himself, who tweeted on Sunday that Jimmy Fallon was “now whimpering to all” about the “famous ‘hair show’” and called on the comedian to “be a man.”

Later that Monday night, Jimmy Fallon responded to Trump’s Twitter barb with a monologue, where he wondered if the President had better things to do than take a swing at him on social media.

After attacking Fallon at the South Carolina rally, which was meant to support Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, Trump continued his tour of other late night hosts that annoy him, doubling down on his thoughts on Stephen Colbert.

“The guy on CBS, what a lowlife. I mean, honestly, are these people funny? I can laugh at myself,” he said after bemoaning the lack of Johnny Carson-level talent on TV.

Trump also worked in a jab at Jimmy Kimmel, saying he said has “no talent.” He ruled out any future appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he has also appeared.

“Now I wouldn’t do his show. That guy’s terrible,” he said. But Fallon isn’t completely out of the President’s good graces, as Trump made a point of calling him “a nice guy,” though he did add that “he looks like a lost soul.”


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We recently returned from a family vacation, a trip overseas to visit family that we’ve been planning for years. Everything went remarkably well: sunburns were kept to a minimum and no children were forgotten at the airport. Gold star for us!

Of course, we were back for all of three days before my daughter mentioned mournfully that her friend’s family went to the water slides while we were away. I never get to go to the water slides. Rather than point out the fact that we just took her to the freaking EIFFEL TOWER, I went downstairs to bury myself in the mountain of holiday laundry that is still waiting to be washed.

As wonderful as family vacations are, there are certain truths about traveling with your kids that cannot be denied. Here are 10 of the biggest ones, courtesy of some of my favorite funny parents on Twitter.

1. Your kids’ sleep routines will be out the window

2. You’ll realize that some things never change

3. Your picky eater will still be a picky eater

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4. Your 5-day road trip will require a U-Haul

5. You will never hear the end of it if there’s no pool

6. You won’t be the only parent losing her sh** at the beach

7. Your kids will always like the subway best

8. You will clean up SO MANY SPILLS

9. You’ll gain a newfound appreciation for your day job

10. You’ll be staring at that bag for months

Has your family been on vacation this year?

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The 16 Best Black-Hosted, Smart, and Funny Podcasts

The podcast landscape is currently seeing an uptick in black-hosted and black-curated original podcasts—and we are all here for it.

As more black-hosted podcasts have been hitting the scene, from the ratings and reviews, they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. So now is your chance to catch up on these smart and insightful, and at times, hilarious episodes.

If you haven’t yet given podcasts a try, chances are you’re missing out on some valuable information presented in an efficient and entertaining way. In recent years, this medium of information intake has taken off.

According to The Neiman Journalism Lab, podcasting has 57 million monthly U.S. listeners in 2017, up 23% year over year. And 85% of podcast listeners consume majority or entirety of an episode.

Data from the Pew Research Center shows that podcasting continued to grow in both audience and programming in 2015. About one-third of Americans now say they have listened to a podcast, according to Pew’s State of the News Media 2016 report. Podcast listening grew 23% between 2015 and 2016. And between 2008 and 2016, the percentage of people who listened to a podcast has more than doubled. So what are you waiting for if you haven’t given this form of media a go yet?

From Larry Wilmore and Jenna Wortham to comedians like Phoebe Robinson and Desus Nice, and our very own Black Enterprise staffers, many of the current black-hosted podcasts offer valuable insight on everything from personal finance, pop culture, and tech trends to politics, race, wellness, and more.

Whether you’re looking for a serious hour of learning money tips, seeking perspectives on politics, or a lighthearted escape offering good laughs or lifestyle tips, these podcasts are well worth lending an ear and subscribing to.

Read on to enrich your life and elevate your podcast-listening game.


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Personal Finance/Career:

 

1. Joblogues: Joymarie Parker and Cortney Cleveland

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For the young professional seeking job advice and financial empowerment, Joblogues could be your go-to podcast. Co-hosts Joymarie Parker and Cortney Cleveland describe it as “candid, career conversations with young professionals around the globe.” According to their website, more than 20,000 multicultural women tune in monthly for career advice, inspiration, and lots of laughs.

 

2. The Ash Cash Show and Money Mondays with Ash Cash

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You can find your financial motivation with personal finance expert and TV/radio personality, Ash Cash. The Ash Cash Show is focused on personal finance with an aim to empower people to achieve financial freedom. Cash and crew speak to everyday people about everything from money and business to even changing the world and everything in between. The Money Mondays with Ash Cash podcast provides actionable tips on how to budget, invest, and save yourself from debt, whether you’re a seasoned workforce vet or college student.

 

3. Chris Hogan’s Retire Inspired Podcast

Known as America’s voice on retirement, Chris Hogan tackles topics including how to find extra money for retirement, the ultimate 401(k) questions you should be asking, and how millennials can approach retirement planning. With each insightful episode, his aim is to help you create the retirement you have always dreamed of.

 

4. Two Black Guys with Good Credit: Shaun Lynda and Arlington Forbes

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Hosts Shaun Lynda and Arlington Forbes “will educate, entertain, and inspire you to achieve your financial goals.” Both are financial experts—Forbes has a background in entrepreneurship while Lynda previously worked on Wall Street. The podcast is part of the Financially CLEAN network, launched in 2006 by Lynda because of his desire to pass on the knowledge he had gained over his career to the next generation.

 

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5. Still Processing: Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris

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The New York Times‘ Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris are both powerhouses when it comes to expertly dishing out thoughts from the black perspective. So naturally, their podcast, Still Processing, is one worth tuning into, especially when you want some intelligent journalistic insight on matters like black health, LeBron James, and the toxic racial climate in America.

 

6. Black On The Air: Larry Wilmore

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The Emmy-award winning comedian is back on the air giving his sharp and pointed opinions on race and politics in America. For fans of The Nightly Show, this podcast is a refreshing respite to the missing black perspective on late night television after its untimely cancellation. From conversations like what it means to “sound black” and the current president’s lack of regard for the truth, Wilmore once again holds no reservations about his opinions.

 

7. 2 Dope Queens: Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams

2 Dope Queens podcast hosts, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams. (Image: Instagram)

 

If you haven’t heard about the Lenny Kravitz debate by now, we can only implore you to immediately download and listen to Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams hilariously debate back and forth about Lenny Kravitz’s hotness—a topic they call the greatest mystery of our generation. Beyond Lenny, these comedy queens dish out commentary and laughs every week about a range of random topics with guests like Gabrielle Union and Nicole Byer.

 

8. Snap Judgment: Glynn Washington

Since its launch in 2010, Snap Judgment has become a titan of the podcast platform and remains a popular mainstay. Host and Executive Producer Glynn Washington curates intriguing and engaging stories each week that are guaranteed to make listeners question, cry, laugh, and come away more informed and well-rounded. Their slogan, “storytelling with a beat,” is indicative of the podcast’s successful attempts to overlay music that fits and flows with each narrative, expertly pulling the listener in more.

 

9. Bodega Boys: Desus Nice and The Kid Mero

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero host the podcast, Bodega Boys. (Image: Instagram)

 

If you want to tune in with some laughs on all things pop culture for the week, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero have you covered. From hilarious impersonations of Donald Trump using words like “lit” and “we out here” to a mashup of weekly pop culture references ranging from Rihanna to LeBron James and Whoopi Goldberg, these two Bronx comedians provide an unfiltered and funny take.

 

Tech/Science

 

10. BE the Code: Sequoia Blodgett

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Sequoia Blodgett hosts BE the Code. (Image: Niranjan Deshpande/Sequoia Blodgett)

 

Offering insight on all things tech, BE the Code is hosted by Sequoia BlodgettBlack Enterprise’s tech editor in Silicon Valley, and it is a must-listen for anyone looking to venture into the tech entrepreneurial space or looking to learn more about the tech world. It explores matters related to technology that are important to African Americans and those within the African diaspora, and is filled with winning strategies and game-changing advice from top innovators out of Silicon Valley, celebrities, and rising stars. We recommend checking out her interviews with Monique Woodard, Venture Partner at 500 Startups and Mike Brown, the former NFL player turned tech entrepreneur.

 

 

11. StarTalk Radio: Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Everyone’s favorite astrophysicist puts together a highly informative, clever show each week on StarTalk Radio, “where science, pop culture and comedy collide.” DeGrasse Tyson’s comedic co-hosts, including Chuck Nice, lend a hilarious bent to the podcast. And deGrasse Tyson doesn’t disappoint when it comes to guests. Big names like Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, and journalists Baratunde Thurston and Fareed Zakaria have all shined their light and intelligence on listeners.

 

Politics

 

12. Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio: Selena Hill

 

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Let Your Voice Be Heard! is an energetic, award-winning weekly show founded, executive produced, and co-hosted by Black Enterprise’s digital editor, Selena Hill. LYVBH is committed to informing, educating, and empowering millennials on political and social issues via discussion and in-depth interviews with influential leaders. Past guests include Sen. Cory Booker, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former ACLU President Nadine Strossen, and Russell Simmons.

13. Intersection: Jamil Smith

Senior editor at The New Republic, Jamil Smith’s podcast is taking a clear look at identity politics in the U.S. Each episode delves into how race, gender, and all the ways we identify ourselves and one another intersect. From activists and politicians to journalists and everyday folks, each episode is packed with plenty of worthy conversation starters.

Wellness/Mental Health

 

Therapy for Black Girls: Dr. Joy Harden

 

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This podcast stems from Dr. Harden’s namesake online space that is dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of black women and girls. Each week the Atlanta-based psychologist chats about “all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.” She shares practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, and also discusses the latest news and trends in the field.

 

14. The Friend Zone: Dustin Ross, Francheska Medina of HeyFranHey & Assanté

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Think of this health and wellness podcast as your friend and confidant for all things related to mental hygiene, because, “who wants their mind to be musty?” Whether it’s a discussion on relationships, race, or being true to yourself, this insightful and funny podcast will get you through a long week or help you start a Monday right.

Music

 

15.  The Combat Jack Show: Reggie Ossé

The Combat Jack Show calls itself the undisputed No. 1 hip-hop podcast. Hosted by Reggie Ossé, a former hip-hop music attorney, each episode features interviews with icons like Rza, Talib Kweli, and Chuck D who dish about their experiences, philosophies, and viewpoints in conversations that extend beyond music.

 

16. Afropop Worldwide: Georges Collinet

If you’re looking for a podcast that discusses music beyond the borders of North America, Afropop Worldwide is a good starting point. From the black music of Peru to Ghana’s regional pop and neo-traditional music, this podcast expertly curates stories of music from the African diaspora, adding in intriguing historical and cultural details.

Editor’s Note: This article originally published June 2017

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Meryl Streep is joining the cast of Big Little Lies for season 2. Yep, you read that right. Fresh off of the show’s major award wins at the Golden Globes and SAGs, Streep is the latest celeb that will star in the HBO show. It’s already been confirmed that Streep will be playing the mother of Perry (played by Alexander Skarsgard). According to Hollywood Reporter, “Skarsgard is said to be returning in some capacity for season two,” but we’re already predicting that Meryl will be getting some serious screen time with Nicole Kidman (who plays Skarsgard’s wife) when the show airs.

We didn’t think BLL could get more star studded than it’s already impressive female cast including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley—but it just has in a major way. Witherspoon already tweeted a welcome to her new co-star: “Beyond thrilled to have the one, the only, Meryl Streep joining the cast of #BLL for season 2. Get ready for more wine, secrets, and Big Little Lies. Monterey better watch out!!!” And it sounds like everyone else is as excited as Witherspoon. When the news broke today, the internet quickly lost it. Here are the best reactions to the news.

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His good friend Justin Timberlake offered some ‘welcome’ advice on how #ThrowbackThursday works…

…and Will responded with some advice of his own.

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‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Review: Funny, But For All the Wrong Reasons

What Is Inhumans?

This new eight-part series from Marvel focuses on the Royal Family of a race known as Inhumans. Inhumans are beings with special powers, activated by a mist generated from special Terrigen crystals. They inhabit a secret city known as Attilan. When the Royal Family is betrayed and attacked in an attempted coup, some flee to Earth. With the threat pursuing them to Hawaii, their presence on Earth will likely have far-reaching effects. FANDOM has seen the first two episodes in IMAX and this is our verdict.

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The latest series from Marvel arrives with a deafening fanfare: the first two episodes pitch up on IMAX screens for two weeks. Seamlessly stitched together and presented as ‘the first chapter’, it’s a helluva way to introduce the world to the first ever live-action series about Marvel’s Inhuman Royal Family.

It’s just a shame it’s such a massive letdown. That’s perhaps not surprising. There has been dissent from fan quarters ever since we first glimpsed the actors in costume. Then, when the first footage was released, fans grumbled about that too. They picked predominantly on Medusa’s hair which didn’t satisfy the criteria for how they felt it should look or move. For those that don’t know, Medusa’s power is in her hair – she can move it as if it’s a bunch of extra tentacle-like limbs. Get that wrapped around your throat and you’re a goner.

In defence of Inhumans, director/producer Roel Reiné has said that the animation of Medusa’s hair wasn’t quite finished at the time the footage went public.

But though it looks like it could do with a bloody good trim, hair is the least of the series’ problems.

Terrigenesis Explained



Most closely connected to Agents of SHIELD of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe properties, Inhumans characters first appeared on screen in Season 2 of the long-running series. In Agents of SHIELD, we also saw glimpses of the Teregenesis process which brings out Inhumans’ special abilities. In Inhumans, we’re given a much closer look at how the process works, and what it means for those that go through it.

It’s a tense affair for all involved. When a child comes of age, they’re put through a ritual which sees them step inside a chamber into which Terrigen Mist is pumped. When they emerge, they will hopefully have acquired their latent powers – like one girl who we see acquire the power of flight.

For the king, Black Bolt (Anson Mount), his power turned out to be a supremely destructive voice. One small utterance causes havoc. We see a flashback to him as a child and his difficulties in coming to terms with his ‘gift’. Suffice to say, Black Bolt doesn’t speak anymore.

We’ve already touched on his wife Medusa’s (Serinda Swan) powers. His brother, Maximus (Iwan Rheon), however, was rendered human when he went through the process. Had he not been so well connected, he would ordinarily have been sent to work in the mines like the others who fail to come through Terrigenesis with special abilities. The perks of royal blood. Not sure Maximus quite sees it that way, though.

Characters Are Problematic


Anson Mount as Black Bolt is chewing the scenery.

Ah, Maximus. Signposted as the bad guy right from the start, Iwan Rheon’s Maximus is all pantomime villain. But he’s not the only one relying on melodrama to get him through a ropey script. Anson Mount is also a culprit. And it’s pretty difficult to sympathise with a character who is all moody glowers and glares.

There’s also something comical about Black Bolt’s powers. When he unintentionally demonstrates them, particularly in the flashback sequence, it’s hilarious. And it shouldn’t be.

There are several moments where you wind up laughing, and you’re not meant to. Usually because of a line of poorly written dialogue and its overly dramatic delivery. Conversely, when it’s meant to be funny with a flippant aside, you’re groaning and shifting awkwardly at its corniness.

Good vs Evil Gets Confusing


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Maximus sitting on the throne ahead of his rousing speech.

The best superhero series draw a fine line between good and evil. Protagonists are troubled, while antagonists often have a sympathetic side. Or at least a fully fleshed out character that allows you an understanding of their motives. Think of the Defenders and the varied heroes and villains throughout the individual series. Let’s use Daredevil as an example – Matt Murdock is conflicted, while Kingpin has a likeable side.

But while Inhumans seems to attempt to position some of its characters in this way, it doesn’t ring true. All the characters are underdeveloped and you can’t help but feel this won’t change as the series wears on. As two-dimensional characters, we’re confused when the show introduces messages that contradict their positions as heroes and villains. Is this deliberate? It’s difficult to tell.

When Black Bolt lands in Hawaii, his interactions with humans make him instantly detestable. He is both disgusted and bemused by an overweight man, and he walks off with a suit he hasn’t paid for. He’s new here, but still. His fish-out-of-water moments turn us against him rather than endear us, showing him up for the privileged and entitled dude he is. It doesn’t help that his arrival is reminiscent of General Zod’s in Superman II.

By contrast, a rousing speech given by Maximus at the end will have you baffled as to how you’re meant to feel. If you even care by the time you get to this point.

IMAX Verdict – and First Chapter Highlights


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Thank goodness for the giant teleporting bulldog.

As for the IMAX experience, it’s kind of wasted. Sure, scenes of Hawaiian landscapes are pretty breathtaking. And some of the overhead shots of the city of Attilan are dizzyingly impressive. But they’re few and far between, and is this what we really want from a comic-book series anyway? Especially if it’s at the expense of other things like script and characterisation.

The show’s main saving grace is Lockjaw. A giant teleporting bulldog, he’s adorable – and is on more than a couple of occasions the source of trouble for the characters, teleporting them into situations it’s challenging to get out of. There’s a touch of old-school innocence about this series that’s somewhat appealing – and we haven’t lost all hope of it improving as the episodes progress.

The series also promises an interesting use of music as it progresses. Moody, if jarring, versions of The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” and The Doors’ “Break On Through” adorn the soundtrack of the first two episodes.

Is Inhumans Any Good?


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With its groundbreaking use of IMAX, Inhumans should have been event television. Instead, it plays safe and makes an opening chapter to a series that is largely stripped of personality and flair. In concentrating on making a splash with its IMAX premiere, it refuses to push boundaries in other, more important areas. Sadly, that means a lacklustre beginning to a series that was meant to wow.

The first chapter of Inhumans screens worldwide exclusively in IMAX from September 1, before airing in its entirety on television and other devices soon after.

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The 16 Best Black-Hosted, Smart, and Funny Podcasts of 2017

The podcast landscape is currently seeing an uptick in black-hosted and black-curated original podcasts—and we are all here for it.

As more black-hosted podcasts have been hitting the scene, from the ratings and reviews, they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. So now is your chance to catch up on these smart and insightful, and at times, hilarious episodes.

If you haven’t yet given podcasts a try, chances are you’re missing out on some valuable information presented in an efficient and entertaining way. In recent years, this medium of information intake has taken off.

According to The Neiman Journalism Lab, podcasting has 57 million monthly U.S. listeners in 2017, up 23% year over year. And 85% of podcast listeners consume majority or entirety of an episode.

Data from the Pew Research Center shows that podcasting continued to grow in both audience and programming in 2015. About one-third of Americans now say they have listened to a podcast, according to Pew’s State of the News Media 2016 report. Podcast listening grew 23% between 2015 and 2016. And between 2008 and 2016, the percentage of people who listened to a podcast has more than doubled. So what are you waiting for if you haven’t given this form of media a go yet?

From Larry Wilmore and Jenna Wortham to comedians like Phoebe Robinson and Desus Nice, and our very own Black Enterprise staffers, many of the current black-hosted podcasts offer valuable insight on everything from personal finance, pop culture, and tech trends to politics, race, wellness, and more.

Whether you’re looking for a serious hour of learning money tips, seeking perspectives on politics, or a lighthearted escape offering good laughs or lifestyle tips, these podcasts are well worth lending an ear and subscribing to.

Read on to enrich your life and elevate your podcast-listening game.


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1. Joblogues: Joymarie Parker and Cortney Cleveland

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For the young professional seeking job advice and financial empowerment, Joblogues could be your go-to podcast. Co-hosts Joymarie Parker and Cortney Cleveland describe it as “candid, career conversations with young professionals around the globe.” According to their website, more than 20,000 multicultural women tune in monthly for career advice, inspiration, and lots of laughs.

 

2. The Ash Cash Show and Money Mondays with Ash Cash

Ash Cash (Image: Selena Hill and Ash Cash)

 

You can find your financial motivation with personal finance expert and TV/radio personality, Ash Cash. The Ash Cash Show is focused on personal finance with an aim to empower people to achieve financial freedom. Cash and crew speak to everyday people about everything from money and business to even changing the world and everything in between. The Money Mondays with Ash Cash podcast provides actionable tips on how to budget, invest, and save yourself from debt, whether you’re a seasoned workforce vet or college student.

 

3. Chris Hogan’s Retire Inspired Podcast

Known as America’s voice on retirement, Chris Hogan tackles topics including how to find extra money for retirement, the ultimate 401(k) questions you should be asking, and how millennials can approach retirement planning. With each insightful episode, his aim is to help you create the retirement you have always dreamed of.

 

4. Two Black Guys with Good Credit: Shaun Lynda and Arlington Forbes

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Hosts Shaun Lynda and Arlington Forbes “will educate, entertain, and inspire you to achieve your financial goals.” Both are financial experts—Forbes has a background in entrepreneurship while Lynda previously worked on Wall Street. The podcast is part of the Financially CLEAN network, launched in 2006 by Lynda because of his desire to pass on the knowledge he had gained over his career to the next generation.

 

Social Commentary/Culture:

 

5. Still Processing: Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris

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The New York Times‘ Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris are both powerhouses when it comes to expertly dishing out thoughts from the black perspective. So naturally, their podcast, Still Processing, is one worth tuning into, especially when you want some intelligent journalistic insight on matters like black health, LeBron James, and the toxic racial climate in America.

 

6. Black On The Air: Larry Wilmore

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The Emmy-award winning comedian is back on the air giving his sharp and pointed opinions on race and politics in America. For fans of The Nightly Show, this podcast is a refreshing respite to the missing black perspective on late night television after its untimely cancellation. From conversations like what it means to “sound black” and the current president’s lack of regard for the truth, Wilmore once again holds no reservations about his opinions.

 

7. 2 Dope Queens: Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams

2 Dope Queens podcast hosts, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams. (Image: Instagram)

 

If you haven’t heard about the Lenny Kravitz debate by now, we can only implore you to immediately download and listen to Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams hilariously debate back and forth about Lenny Kravitz’s hotness—a topic they call the greatest mystery of our generation. Beyond Lenny, these comedy queens dish out commentary and laughs every week about a range of random topics with guests like Gabrielle Union and Nicole Byer.

 

8. Snap Judgment: Glynn Washington

Since its launch in 2010, Snap Judgment has become a titan of the podcast platform and remains a popular mainstay. Host and Executive Producer Glynn Washington curates intriguing and engaging stories each week that are guaranteed to make listeners question, cry, laugh, and come away more informed and well-rounded. Their slogan, “storytelling with a beat,” is indicative of the podcast’s successful attempts to overlay music that fits and flows with each narrative, expertly pulling the listener in more.

 

9. Bodega Boys: Desus Nice and The Kid Mero

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero host the podcast, Bodega Boys. (Image: Instagram)

 

If you want to tune in with some laughs on all things pop culture for the week, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero have you covered. From hilarious impersonations of Donald Trump using words like “lit” and “we out here” to a mashup of weekly pop culture references ranging from Rihanna to LeBron James and Whoopi Goldberg, these two Bronx comedians provide an unfiltered and funny take.

 

Tech/Science

 

10. BE the Code: Sequoia Blodgett

podcast Sequoia Blodgett hosts BE the Code. (Image: Niranjan Deshpande/Sequoia Blodgett)

 

Offering insight on all things tech, BE the Code is hosted by Sequoia BlodgettBlack Enterprise’s tech editor in Silicon Valley, and it is a must-listen for anyone looking to venture into the tech entrepreneurial space or looking to learn more about the tech world. It explores matters related to technology that are important to African Americans and those within the African diaspora, and is filled with winning strategies and game-changing advice from top innovators out of Silicon Valley, celebrities, and rising stars. We recommend checking out her interviews with Monique Woodard, Venture Partner at 500 Startups and Mike Brown, the former NFL player turned tech entrepreneur.

 

 

11. StarTalk Radio: Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Everyone’s favorite astrophysicist puts together a highly informative, clever show each week on StarTalk Radio, “where science, pop culture and comedy collide.” DeGrasse Tyson’s comedic co-hosts, including Chuck Nice, lend a hilarious bent to the podcast. And deGrasse Tyson doesn’t disappoint when it comes to guests. Big names like Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, and journalists Baratunde Thurston and Fareed Zakaria have all shined their light and intelligence on listeners.

 

Politics

 

12. Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio: Selena Hill

 

Selena Hill Selena Hill, Black Enterprise’s digital editor. (Image: file)

 

Let Your Voice Be Heard! is an energetic, award-winning weekly show founded, executive produced, and co-hosted by Black Enterprise’s digital editor, Selena Hill. LYVBH is committed to informing, educating, and empowering millennials on political and social issues via discussion and in-depth interviews with influential leaders. Past guests include Sen. Cory Booker, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former ACLU President Nadine Strossen, and Russell Simmons.

13. Intersection: Jamil Smith

Senior editor at The New Republic, Jamil Smith’s podcast is taking a clear look at identity politics in the U.S. Each episode delves into how race, gender, and all the ways we identify ourselves and one another intersect. From activists and politicians to journalists and everyday folks, each episode is packed with plenty of worthy conversation starters.

Wellness/Mental Health

 

Therapy for Black Girls: Dr. Joy Harden

 

Psychologist Dr. Joy Harden. (Image: therapyforblackgirls.com)

 

This podcast stems from Dr. Harden’s namesake online space that is dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of black women and girls. Each week the Atlanta-based psychologist chats about “all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.” She shares practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, and also discusses the latest news and trends in the field.

 

14. The Friend Zone: Dustin Ross, Francheska Medina of HeyFranHey & Assanté

The Friend Zone podcast. (Image: Instagram)

 

Think of this health and wellness podcast as your friend and confidant for all things related to mental hygiene, because, “who wants their mind to be musty?” Whether it’s a discussion on relationships, race, or being true to yourself, this insightful and funny podcast will get you through a long week or help you start a Monday right.

Music

 

15.  The Combat Jack Show: Reggie Ossé

The Combat Jack Show calls itself the undisputed No. 1 hip-hop podcast. Hosted by Reggie Ossé, a former hip-hop music attorney, each episode features interviews with icons like Rza, Talib Kweli, and Chuck D who dish about their experiences, philosophies, and viewpoints in conversations that extend beyond music.

 

16. Afropop Worldwide: Georges Collinet

If you’re looking for a podcast that discusses music beyond the borders of North America, Afropop Worldwide is a good starting point. From the black music of Peru to Ghana’s regional pop and neo-traditional music, this podcast expertly curates stories of music from the African diaspora, adding in intriguing historical and cultural details.

 

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Funny How Trump Was Cool With Ted Nugent Joking About Killing The President

President Donald Trump, along with many others, was understandably disgusted this week by a photo of Kathy Griffin in which she is seen holding a prop resembling a bloodied and beheaded version of the president’s head.

Early Wednesday morning, Trump called the photo “sick” and said Griffin “should be ashamed of herself.”

It’s an entirely justifiable reaction to a photo that has gotten Griffin fired from her gig as co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve programming.

But it’s also worth noting that Trump had a much different reaction when someone who later supported his run for president also joked about killing the commander in chief. 

In the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election, musician Ted Nugent made comments at a National Rifle Association meeting in St. Louis that, like Griffin’s photo, led to an investigation by the Secret Service

“We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their [the Obama administration’s] heads off in November,” Nugent said at the time.

He added, “If Barack Obama becomes the next president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”

Trump addressed Nugent’s comments directly. But rather than saying the musician should be “ashamed” of himself, as he said of Griffin, Trump declared that Nugent demonstrated “the anger people have towards” then–President Obama, even if his “figure of speech” was a bit “unfortunate.”

Nugent would go on to become one of Trump’s loudest supporters once he officially launched his presidential campaign, saying at one point that “Donald Trump is as close to Ted Nugent as you’re going to get in politics.”

He would go on to say other things too, like a joke about assassinating Harry Reid, and that Obama and Hillary Clinton “should be tried for treason & hung.”

Nevertheless, Trump invited Nugent to the White House last month, where he posed for a photo with a man who has repeatedly called for the deaths of high-level government officials.

On Wednesday, Politico reporter Matthew Nussbaum asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer how Griffin’s photo compared to Nugent’s past comments.

 “Obviously [Griffin’s] conduct has been widely condemned, and it’s not a partisan thing to say joking about violence toward the president is unacceptable,” Nussbaum began.

“But on that note, I wanted to ask about Ted Nugent, who joked multiple times about assassinating President Barack Obama, who said Hillary Clinton should be hanged. He was invited to the White House for dinner by President Trump. Do you believe that was appropriate? And if Trump is offended by this incident, why was he not bothered by all of Mr. Nugent’s comments?”

Spicer all but balked at the question. 

“I’d have to look back and see what those statements were and what the reaction was at the time,” Spicer said.

Nussbaum gave an example: when Nugent said that Obama should “suck on [his] machine gun.” Spicer had no answer and moved on to the next question.

Anyway, here’s a photo of Ted Nugent and President Trump in the White House together in April. Kind of funny, all things considered. 

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Yes, Jewel Realizes That Ann Coulter Burn Is No Longer Funny

In September of last year, we witnessed a side of Jewel we’d never seen before

The beloved singer-songwriter took part in Comedy Central’s Rob Lowe Roast and showcased her sense of humor, as she not only scalded the actor but fellow participant and conservative commentator Ann Coulter.

While smiling and strumming her guitar, she made a few cracks at Coulter, but one in particular stood out.

“Jeff Ross is going to party like it’s 1999, Ann Coulter is going to vote like it’s 1899,” she said, looking at Coulter and adding, “Ann, you do look great though. You’re almost as thin as Donald Trump’s chance of winning the election, so that’s cool.” 

Little did she know her joke wouldn’t have a shelf life.

When The Huffington Post asked about the burn during a Build Series interview with Jewel on Thursday, the “Hands” singer said, laughing, “She won, they won. yup. Go them.”

Jewel said she’s always had a dark sense of humor, it’s just that not everyone knows about it. 

“But people have seen me live and know I do a lot of stand-up in my shows. I have a very dark sense of humor. I think to survive the type of life I’ve had, you just have to have a sense of humor,” Jewel, who left home as a teen and lived out of a car for a year before making it into the music industry, said. “So the people who are closest to me know my darkest, darkest skits ― I have a lot of characters and a lot of skits I do that are completely politically un-correct. But maybe they’ll be another future for me and I’ll be able to share some of that.”

Still, don’t think Jewel will “save your soul” with her one-liners. 

“It’s not like my music at all,” she quipped. 

Watch Jewel’s full Build Series interview about her new Hallmark Movies and Mystery project, “Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery,” below. 

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Sheriff Invites Guests To His Wedding In Criminally Funny Way

A sheriff invited guests to his wedding in the best way he knew how.

Rather than send out a traditional invite, the law enforcer and his bride -to-be issued their friends and family with a highly realistic spoof summons:

At first glance, the fake “Notice to Appear” bears a striking resemblance to a citation. But on closer inspection, it’s clear that it’s actually an invite to the nuptials of two people identified as Matt and Nancy on May 26.

Reddit user Exsupervillain shared two photographs of the invite online Thursday, and the images are now going viral. “My aunt is marrying a sheriff,” the Redditor wrote. “Their invitation nearly gave everyone a heart attack.”

Not much else is known about the invitation, its legitimacy or the couple named in the post. The Huffington Post has reached out for further information.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that the nuptials were due to be held on April 14.

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Jerry O’Connell on Why He Thinks His Twin Daughters Are Jedi: ‘It’s Funny When They Pick Up on Adult Mind Games’

 

Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell might have been Jedi Masters this whole time without even realizing it.

The hilarious actor sat down with PEOPLE to talk about parenting his 8-year-old twin daughters Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip, sharing that they might just be channeling the Force.

“I love it when they pick up on adult things that I’m trying to do that I don’t explain to them,” says O’Connell, 43. “For example, if I’m washing dishes and I accidentally break something, one of my daughters will go, ‘You gonna tell Mom about that?! You gonna tell Mom?!’ ”

“And they know I’m never gonna tell their mother. just let my wife find out,” he continues. “It’s funny when they pick up on adult mind games. My kids are Jedis.”

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O’Connell says he and his wife are strict about certain things, like looking people in the eye when speaking to them and saying “Please” and “Thank you.” But Romijn, 44, is a stickler for one rule that the Finding Dory voice actor is a little more laid-back about — maybe even to a fault.

“My wife is super strict about bedtimes. It’s like a prison in that house. Lights out, 8, boom, warden’s set it. I mean, that’s it. Alcatraz. Bang,” he jokes. “I’m like, ‘Girls, we’ll go to bed when you wanna go to bed. I’m gonna watch TV all night. If you wanna sit here and watch TV with me, let’s have at it.’ ”

But Dolly and Charlie’s dad is into a show that might be a little above their age range — maybe that’s O’Connell’s strategy, though.

” ‘You guys wanna learn about history and watch Game of Thrones with me? Let’s go. This is what the world used to be like, dragons and stuff,’ ” he continues. “There used to be a wall, . Life used to be crazy. You should be thankful you live in today’s world.’ ”

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Even though his girls aren’t taking in too much real history by watching Game of Thrones with their dad, they are learning the importance of a dollar with their chores routine.

“My wife keeps a list, and they get a dollar for washing dishes or they get 50 cents for making their bed,” O’Connell explains.

“And they keep a list. They are hardcore, they’re like accountants, it’s like H&R Block,” he says of his girls. “They’re like , ‘Dad, you owe me $ 47.95!’ ”

“The big one is dog poop in the backyard. I think that’s the big-money one,” the Love Locks star continues. “We’re getting into $ 2 to $ 3 fees there.”

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The funny dad is super proud of his girls and just wants the best for them, but he can’t help keeping the laughs going when he thinks about his biggest hope for them.

“My greatest wish for my children? At times, they’d just zip it,” he says. “I’m kidding. (Mouthing: I’m not).”

“I hope they don’t talk about this interview in therapy someday,” he laughs, adding seriously, “I guess that they do well, you know? I mean, do well in school, have a good life. I hope they have fun.”


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Donald Trump Is Now In ‘Get Out,’ Thanks To Funny Or Die

”Get Out” is being universally praised by critics for its ability to sprinkle social commentary over the mixed combination of horror and comedy.

The directorial debut of Jordan Peele, who also wrote and produced the film, follows a young black man who is meeting his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time. But the visit doesn’t turn out as he planned, hoped or wished it would.

Now, Funny Or Die has taken the premise a level up by adding Donald Trump into the mix. This is “Get Out (Of The White House).”

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Being Funny Is Hard

On Tuesday, a minority of American voters (see: popular vote) elected Donald Trump as our next president. “Surprise” doesn’t adequately describe the mood of the nation.

When people ask me how I’m doing, I tell them that, obviously, I’m shocked by the outcome, but that personally I feel OK. But that’s because, as a good-looking straight, white guy, I was never a target during this campaign. Sure, individually, we white dudes go through tough times like anyone, but as a whole, we’re not an oppressed group.

In the last two days, people (some acting under the Trump banner) have intimidated and/or assaulted members of the Muslim, African-American, LGBTQ and Latino communities, for no other reason than to unleash some Neanderthal-level aggression on groups they clearly don’t know much about. It’s unclear what the scale of this trend is, but it is undoubtedly happening.

Immediately jumping back into the rhythm of writing comedy as usual felt wrong this week.

That’s what really worries me. When friends, family, coworkers and, hell, complete strangers are in danger of being assaulted or worse because people feel Donald Trump’s win has authorized the hate in their heart ― that’s fucking scary.

So immediately jumping back into the rhythm of writing comedy as usual felt wrong this week.

Some might be quick to point out, “Andy, what comedy?” Ahhhh, you! … Please don’t interrupt.

In all seriousness, adding levity to a situation that is a direct cause of this intense and sickening discrimination would be wrong.

Making a “funny” Trump inauguration playlist would be completely tone-deaf. His hair, hands and tan are joke wells that dried up a long time ago ― and weren’t that funny to begin with ― but now they seem especially empty. “OMG, in what outlandish, gaudy ways will he redecorate the White House? LOL!”

As someone in the media, I participated in the hair jokes and made fun of his tiny hands. Then I would hit “publish” and walk around the newsroom high-fiving people with my giant hands, yelling, “Yeah, we did it, guys!”

But this is different. 

This is not one of those be-all-end-all, mic-drop “hot takes.” Quite frankly, I don’t know exactly what my take is just yet. And judging from the confusion of Facebook posts out there, I’m guessing you don’t have it totally figured it out either.

And that’s OK. Opinions are messy. But just like our views on social equality, the more information we have, the stronger and more evolved they become. 

Anyway, thanks for listening to me. We’ll start again next week and try to laugh at … I don’t know, something. It can even be me. Or … yeah, it’ll probably be me.

Until then, stay safe and, most importantly, look out for each other.

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Funny Thing About Humor: It May Be in Your Genes

Researchers find genetic coding boosts response to emotional stimuli
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Ricky Gervais And Jimmy Fallon Desperately Try To Match Kids’ Funny Faces

First things first, you can forget about Jimmy Fallon imitating celebs like Iggy Azalea because his latest impression is the realest.

After challenging kids to send in a videos of their themselves making funny faces, Fallon decided to take on Ricky Gervais in a “Funny Face Off.” The two tested their impression limits by trying to recreate the best of the best. There was face scrunching, eyes crossing and all kinds of hideous looks. It’s a beautiful thing to watch.

The good news is they totally nailed it. The better news is that their faces didn’t freeze that way.

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Funny Or Die Has A Take On The Tom Petty, Sam Smith Controversy

Funny or Die won’t let Tom Petty take good news without a jab.

Last week, the world learned that Sam Smith would pay Petty royalties from his song “Stay with Me” due to its musical similarities to Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” The folks over at Funny Or Die found the development quite interesting, considering the numerous instances of musical similarities among pop songs. Cue the above video, which draws attention to the resemblance some of Petty’s songs bear to earlier ones from other artists.

Petty still comes out on top in this whole scenario — lots of money trumps not being made fun of on the Internet — but it does raise some interesting points about musical ownership.
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A Funny Post-Thanksgiving Poem

The turkey was juicy
the wine did flow.
How I’ll burn off all these calories,
I’ll never know.

The cranberry sauce,
always my fave.
But it’s the pumpkin pie,
that I always crave.

The stuffing looked weird,
I’ve never touched the stuff.
The pecan pie a la mode was out of this world,
but I’d rather it have marshmallow fluff.

I ate the green beans,
to balance out the meal.
I passed on the mashed potatoes,
just keeping it real.

I asked around the table
“what are you thankful for”?
Instead of mom cooking we made reservations,
when we’re finished we can just walk out the door.

I’m bloated to here,
I’m bloated to there.
I’ll be stuck in elastic waist pants
until the end of the year.

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I am grateful to you and you and you,
But YOU most of all.

xo
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‘Too Long; Didn’t Listen’ Ep. 6: ‘Women Aren’t Funny’ With Bonnie McFarlane And Marina Franklin

HuffPost Comedy Editors spend all day looking at funny things on the Internet. Now, they have a podcast. This is, “Too Long; Didn’t Listen.”

In a special sixth edition of “TL;DL,” Katla McGlynn sat down with the very funny Bonnie McFarlane and Marina Franklin ahead of their New York Comedy Festival panel entitled, “Women Aren’t Funny: Debunking The Myth” on Nov. 6 at Caroline’s.

Instead of our usual segments, comedians Bonnie and Marina offered their thoughts on the viral catcalling video and the comedy community’s various responses to it, then moved on to discuss the unfortunate misconception that women aren’t as funny as men.

Listen to Bonnie and Marina talk about their experiences as women, both on the street in NYC and on the stage as comedians in the episode below. Be sure to check out Bonnie’s documentary on the same subject, “Women Aren’t Funny,” and Marina’s all-female podcast, “Friends Like Us,” both on iTunes. Tickets are available for their NYCF panel featuring Blair Breard, Lea DeLaria and Judy Gold here.


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‘Women In Comedy’ Director Heidi Ewing Discusses The ‘Pretty Isn’t Funny’ Stereotype

Women have always been funny, but it wasn’t until recently that society allowed them to look beautiful and make us laugh.

Filmmaker Heidi Ewing, who directed the documentary “MAKERS: Women in Comedy,” dropped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to discuss her work on the history of funny females, and she spoke with host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani about the long-held concern among women comics that an attractive appearance would make it harder to win over an audience.

Lucky for comedy lovers, that stereotype is quickly dissipating thanks to hilarious women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and many more who aren’t afraid to rock a glamorous gown while they rattle off punchlines.

Watch Ewing discuss the “pretty isn’t funny” stereotype in the video above, and see the full HuffPost Live conversation here.

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Life on the Funny Side: A Conversation With Eddie Sarfaty

Eddie Sarfaty is a comic, author, teacher and TV producer in the making. His 2009 book of autobiographical essays, Mental: Funny in the Head, was a critical success. Sarfaty, known for his acerbic wit and cultural insights, will perform in Eddie Sarfaty’s F&%king Show! Saturday, Nov. 2, at New York’s Metropolitan Room beginning at 7 p.m. Here he talks about his journey to becoming a comic, who makes him laugh and how he handles remarks about his hot good looks.

Tracey J. Smith: How did you get started in comedy?

Eddie Sarfaty: I thought I wanted to be an actor when I was a kid, but when I was a theater major in college, I discovered that I didn’t like acting as much as I thought I did. I liked being in a show and being creative, but I didn’t really love the nuts and bolts of everything. While studying at the National Theater Institute, I was telling a story, and this woman in my class said, “You should be a stand-up comic.” That’s the first time I thought of it, but it took me years before I ever got the nerve to do it.

Smith: How did you get the nerve to finally do it?

Sarfaty: I took a class at The New School that was taught by a comic. He took everyone to the Comic Strip on a night when he was hosting and stuck each of us up there for three minutes between the booked acts. I was so glad to have done it, but I didn’t do it again for a year. Then, about 2001, I said, “I have to see if I can make this work.” I didn’t want to regret, when I was 70, that I didn’t try.

Smith: I read online that you were part of a comedy trio for some time.

Sarfaty: There’s a group called Funny Gay Males, headed by three guys, Bob Smith, Danny McWilliams and Jaffe Cohen, who, in the early ’90s, were the only out comics in New York. This was during the height of the AIDS crisis, and club owners were like, “I think you’re funny, but I don’t know if my audience would go for that.” They put together a show called Funny Gay Males, which was supposed to run for just a couple of weekends at the Duplex, but they ended up doing it for three years. In 2001 I got a call to work in Provincetown, Mass., for the summer and ended up working with them for a time.

Smith: How did you find your voice as a comic?

Sarfaty: It just sort of happened. The fact that I’m gay, Jewish and grew up in New York influences it. I think it’s smart, good-natured sarcasm. There’s some silliness to it. I’d like to think that it’s got emotional resonance. I don’t really approach it from a certain point of view; anything that’s funny will go in my act. People may say, “Oh, there’s that gay Jewish guy,” but I’m more worried about being myself.

Smith: How did your book deal come about?

Sarfaty: It was one of those in-the-right-place-at-the-right-time stories. I was at a party and introduced myself to a guy standing next to me at the bar. He said, “Oh, I know you. You’re that comic. My partner and I have seen you perform in Provincetown several times. You’re really funny.” And I said, “Thanks. I’m so glad you enjoyed my show. What do you do?” He said, “I’m the editor-in-chief at Kensington Publishing.” I had just gotten my first story published and told him that I was thinking of writing some others, and he told me to send them to him. A week or two later he called me and said he wanted to publish them.

Smith: Would you do another book?

Sarfaty: Right now I’m working on a novel, but it’s not comic at all. It’s actually kind of dark and twisted. It’s not science fiction or fantasy, but the characters are odd, interesting people. That’s really been fun. Not sure if it’s the best move for my comedy career, but we’ll see.

Smith: How do you market yourself?

Sarfaty: I partner with a lot of different nonprofit groups, everything from AIDS organizations to youth at-risk groups, social and professional organizations. Stand-up is easy to produce, and you can make it work in a restaurant, bar, church, lecture hall, wherever. I can say to anyone who’s having any kind of event, “Hey, why don’t you have comedy?”

Smith: What makes a good comic?

Sarfaty: I think all good comics have had some kind of profound experience of being an outsider. If you look at who’s interesting, funny and smart, they’re all either black, Jewish, gay, a woman, fat or funny-looking There are not a whole lot of straight, white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant men who are just hilarious! I love people whose voices are original, like Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Susie Essman. I learned a lot by watching old Henny Youngman, Burns and Allen, and Stiller and Meara footage. I admire people like Joan Rivers and Phyllis Diller, who were the first women out there, when no one wanted them. Judy Gold makes me howl, and I’ve learned a lot from watching her.

Smith: What is the most challenging part of being a comic?

Sarfaty: Well, there’s the erratic hours and income, the desperate need for approval, the solitary torture of trying to write jokes. There have times when it’s been great, and times when it’s been not-so-great. Now I’m engaged to someone who is totally supportive. He’s been wonderful and given me the ability to focus more on it. The biggest thing for me has been the struggle to believe in myself. It took me a long time to get the courage to do this, and I still have doubts, but that helps me too, because I can make fun of myself and not crumble under my insecurities.

Smith: How do you respond to remarks about your good looks?

Sarfaty: It’s sort of weird talking about that, because you never think you look as good as other people do. I was a chubby kid, and I’ve always struggled with my weight. I usually laugh off those remarks, or “throw them away,” as my partner calls it.

Smith: How do you handle hecklers?

Sarfaty: If someone is interrupting your show, you ignore them the first and second time. If they keep doing it, then you go after them, because by that time the audience is pissed-off at them too. Sometimes I’ll just look at people and say, “You do realize this is not a conversation?”

Smith: And how do you address a joke that bombs?

Sarfaty: You laugh it off. You know, if you’re doing a joke about mousetraps and it doesn’t go over well, you say, “Well, not a mousetrap crowd.” If a joke bombs, it’s fine, because the audience is OK with you being human. There’s a certain amount of appreciation about how hard it is up there.

Smith: What is your ideal career in comedy?

Sarfaty: I don’t have a specific end-goal. I started doing comedy. I wrote a book. My friend Bob and I just finished a screenplay and pitched this reality show idea. I’m teaching. All these things are going on, and I like the variety of it. Would I like to be the new host of The Tonight Show? Sure, that’d be swell. But I don’t want to get full of anxiety because certain things aren’t happening. I want to go to work today and enjoy what I’m doing.

Smith: Do you feel successful?

Sarfaty: I do feel successful. It’s really amazing to me that people take time and pay money to watch me complain for one or two hours.

Smith: What do you want your legacy to be as a comic?

Sarfaty: The thing that interests me most is the emotional connection. I love when people say, “I was in a really bad mood, and my friends brought me to see you, and we had such a good time,” or getting an email that says, “Your book made me laugh.” For people to think that I’m good at what I do, and that I connected with or touched them, is important to me. Am I going to touch millions? Maybe.

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