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Micropolis Live: Funny or Racist?

'Micropolis'

Originally Aired: Thursday May 28, 2015

Crissle West in The Greene Space

We love our Pryor, our Chappelle, our Key & Peele – so why do we spend so much time being outraged by racial humor?

For the next installment of his Micropolis Live series on race and culture in New York City, host Arun Venugopal gathered a panel in The Greene Space on Wed, May 27 to talk comedy, asking: when does it effectively push our buttons and when is it just plain ugly?

He was joined by Desus Nice of Desus vs. Mero, writer and co-host of hit comedy podcast The ReadCrissle WestWall Street Journal columnist Jeff Yang and comedian Guy Branum.

Watch the entire conversation below, and weigh in on Twitter with #Micropolis:
Note: This video contains explicit language

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