Streams

Barack Like Me

Monday, October 05, 2009

Comic actor David Alan Grier muses on politics, culture and tells stories from his life -- from being rejected by the Black Panthers to working on "In Living Color" to his recent stint on "Dancing with the Stars." In his new book Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth, Grier looks at how he and the country have changed for the better -- and have gotten funnier.

Event: David Alan Grier will be reading and signing books
Tuesday, October 6th, at 7:00 pm
Bookends
232 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

He'll also be reading and signing books
Wednesday, October 7th, at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren Street at Greenwich Street

Guests:

David Alan Grier
News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [3]

Sandra from Astoria, Queens

For some reason I thought Grier was a conservative based on his participation in the David Zucker movie "An American Carol," which was a slam on Michael Moore and features a cast pretty much made up of actors who lean right (Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Jon Voigt, James Woods, etc).

Oct. 05 2009 12:54 PM
Alvin from Manhattan

David Alan Grier's father co-authored the book "Black Rage". Does David subscribe to Marx's comment that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce?

Oct. 05 2009 12:51 PM
Peter from Sunset Park

President Obama opposes gay marriage for the same reason that many folks supported slavery – they all used the "god supports my point of view" excuse. Does it concern David Alan Grier that President Obama uses the same argument to deny gays and lesbians human rights that many folks used to support slavery?

Oct. 05 2009 11:04 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.