Politics, Humor, and How to Be Black

Friday, August 17, 2012

Baratunde Thurston, the former director of digital at The Onion, talks about humor, politics, and his book How to Be Black, part memoir and part guidebook. He tells stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, his hippie mother, his drug-abusing father who was murdered, and his wisdom and expertise in how to be black. Baratunde Thurston is participating in "Tell Your Friends!" with Janeane Garofalo and others at the Cornelia Street Café on August 19 at 8:30.


Baratunde Thurston

Comments [5]

Vinny from Manalapan

Jim, what is it exactly that you find annoying about Mr Thurston? Why bother posting a comment so lacking in thoughtfulness. Did you just want to let everybody know that he annoys you? Well, congratulations, me and the other two commenters now have this knowledge. Does he annoy you because he's smart and funny? Or is there something else?

Aug. 17 2012 02:52 PM
Sara B. from nyc

Whoops! Sorry 'bout that misplaced comment.

But, as long as I'm here, I enjoyed Mr. Thurston's appearance today, as always.

Aug. 17 2012 01:43 PM
Sara B. from nyc

Oy! I have a pigeon couple that roosts - noisily and messily - on my fire escape and I have observed several generations of their offspring. I'm afraid to say that "Ugly Duckling" is generous re. their appearance ;)

PS Patricia Highsmith has a great short story about pigeons....

Aug. 17 2012 01:38 PM
Jim from Williamsburg

Sorry, but this annoying social creature, to me, is just about as white as Willard Romney. Question Leonard: You just seem to just want to giggle and nuzzle every time this huckster is on-- do you have a little "man crush"? It is not pretty to listen to........

Aug. 17 2012 01:02 PM
Leo from Queens

I like this guy!

Aug. 17 2012 12:14 PM

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