Monday, November 8, 2010


This is Patrice O'Neal, one of our favorite comics - and probably the bravest one working - because his mind is one of the best examples of why the black male experience can be so difficult to integrate into the American WASP experience. His comedy is almost an x-ray of why black guys must be contained** by the wider society - there's no barriers on his brain. He just spits the shit out there, and you're either ready for it or you ain't, period. No political correctness, no caring about anyone's feelings (but no harm intended) or any of that - these are just ideas, finally free, and they must (and will) be dealt with. Fortunately, people do laugh at what he says.

Fortunately, they laugh a lot!