Monday, July 13, 2009

Random comic genius: Louis CK on Being White

Louis CK is a standup comedian and comedic writer who won an Emmy for his writing on The Chris Rock Show, and who has also written for Dave Letterman and Conan O'Brien.

I dig his comedy - its occasionally crude but smart and socially aware, much like his frequent collaborator Chris Rock. This is an excerpt from his "Chewed Up" DVD, and it looks at the benefits of being white from a funny perspective. A stupid person might misinterpret this as racism, but it's actually the reverse.

I actually got into a debate over at the OzConservative blog about this clip; the stiff humourless types over there seem to think this is a serious academic lecture (and a liberal propaganda exercise against the white race) rather than just some funny-ass standup comedy.

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