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Don't make me laugh, non-white comedians: A podcast review.


For one thing, I'm too white and under-educated to understand what was actually going on in that episode, and for another I don't really have to answer to anybody, because I'm also not getting paid, and because of the white privilege thing which I'd be a fool not to take advantage of in this case. Who's gonna stop me? A couple of non-white comedians? Don't make me laugh, non-white comedians. Okay, make me laugh. You're comedians! It's in the job description. Prisoners of your identities. It'd be tragic if it weren't so comedic.

In a five-star rated and reviewed Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen listens to W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu's Politically Reactive podcast, figures out what words to use and what words to avoid while recommending a podcast on race and class to TIH! listeners, and stumbles into a new, profoundly Dolezalian perspective on Bell's temporary whiteness and Kondabolu's Jewish potential.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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