Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
Funny or Racist?
Monday, April 07, 2014 - 08:00 AM
"Racial humor is important," says Amber Ruffin. "It can make you feel good."
Reporter Arun Venugopal speaks frankly with comedienne Ruffin, a writer at Late Night with Seth Meyers and according to Jezebel, the first black woman to write for a late night network TV show. Ruffin talks about Key and Peele, Whoopi Goldberg, and the role of humor in redefining stereotypes.