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Killing an African Warlord

“Key & Peele” (the comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele) are considered the next generation of top black comedians (that’s a link to The New York Times endorsement). Their sketch…..

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Mike Epps’ got “Africa” jokes

Remember Mikko’s post on African Jokes? Comedian Mike Epps, a few days before he threatened his daughter with violence, gets some cheap laughs at the expense of Nigerians on late night…..

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African jokes

When I started watching Jump Off TV’s online UK video debates, I wasn’t quite sure what had hit me. I was left confused. I desperately wanted to disagree vocally with…..

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Really FOKN Crazy

The Ghanian Hip Hop pranksters FOKN Bois (who are deliberately setting out to prove that Ghanaian music is more than highlife, hiplife or azonto) are back with perhaps their craziest…..

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Tea Party in Somalia

Comedians, making a “PSA (Public Service Announcement) aimed at Tea Party members in the United States, get some cheap laughs out of Somalia’s predicament. H/T: Texas in Africa

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Found Objects, No. 12

Following my brief post (more a series of video clips) about African-American comedians and their ‘Africa’ jokes, blogger/musicologist Wayne & Wax alerted me to this album cover for Richard Pryor’s…..

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Found Objects, No.10: "Africa" jokes

There’s something about American comedians and Africa. You’re not sure whether they’re laughing at us or with us.  Not even some African-Americans comedians can steer clear of the stereotypes. There’s…..

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'You know where Egypt is on a map?'

The “internet stand-up comedian” Kassem G talks to beach goers in Venice Beach, California, about what’s going in Egypt. Some sample responses: “The one with the Cairo river and the…..