Last year, Funny Or Die partnered with creators Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle to produce the Comedy Central TV show The New Negroes. The show’s mission was to highlight, promote, and amplify talented Black voices — both new and established — in comedy, hip-hop, and culture.
Baron, Mike, and FOD believe this mission has always been important.
Starting Tuesday, June 16, we’ll be working with our brilliant colleagues at Blavity Inc. to launch a new, independent show, Call & Response, with the intention of responding to our time through discourse and laughter.
Each day, Baron and Mike will invite their favorite creators — comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, novelists, educators, philosophers, and more — to riff on current events, explore ways to utilize the momentum, and speak about their respective professions, work, and struggles.
The show will be live-streamed on Funny Or Die’s and Blavity’s channels on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch everyday at 12 PST.
Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle shared some clips from their show, The New Negroes, to give us a taste of what’s to come on Call & Response:
in this song by me and the legend @MFDOOM we explore the psychological oppression that forms as a result of being constantly racially profiled as a black male in America and how that oppression can be passed down generationally. #CallandResponsehttps://t.co/QvHDBgr7mk
— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) June 10, 2020
More details will be released between now and next week’s launch of CALL & RESPONSE. Check back on FOD’s socials and this article for updates!