Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle Launching Call & Response via Funny Or Die and Blavity

This just in from Funny or Die…

Last year, Funny Or Die partnered with creators Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle to produce the Comedy Central TV show The New Negroes. The show’s mission was to highlight, promote, and amplify talented Black voices — both new and established — in comedy, hip-hop, and culture.

Baron, Mike, and FOD believe this mission has always been important.

Starting Tuesday, June 16, we’ll be working with our brilliant colleagues at Blavity Inc. to launch a new, independent show, Call & Response, with the intention of responding to our time through discourse and laughter.

Each day, Baron and Mike will invite their favorite creators — comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, novelists, educators, philosophers, and more — to riff on current events, explore ways to utilize the momentum, and speak about their respective professions, work, and struggles.

The show will be live-streamed on Funny Or Die’s and Blavity’s channels on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch everyday at 12 noon Pacific.

You also can start seeing Vaughn this month as host of The Great Debate on SyFy.

Sean L. McCarthy

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