Keeping Up with Comedy's Rising Stars 

December 6, 2018

The biggest appeal about Stef Dag is her work ethic and how prolific she is. She used to write for this very site, as it would turn out, but I digitally met her years ago when I watched her stuff on Funny or Die. Since then she’s developed two separate staged shows, Resistance is Fertile and Nostalgia!, and has been making sketches with her team Last Week’s Trash.

Now she works for Condé Nast Entertainment and if you didn’t know, they are the father company that houses brands such as Vogue, Glamour, Allure, GQ, etc. etc.  It’s kind of a fitting job considering Dag herself has numerous varied projects under her own wing. And Stef Dag’s newest project is to inject some of he...

November 26, 2018

One of the more recent episodes of Yedoye Travis’ new podcast Dark Tank spends a cool ten minutes reading out the negative reviews that have been piling up. And if you couldn’t guess, they’re all crying “reverse racism” and that the show is “anti-white”. Bear in mind, that the entire premise of the show is that, like the hit show Shark Tank, Yedoye Travis sits with two other black “Sharks” and has a white person (typically a comic) pitch some sort of invention or devise to fight and/or punish racism. 

The pitches are largely hypothetical and exist in the abstract. A particularly resonant one, on a different episode, is where a “gentrepreneur” (Travis’ word) suggests a reco...

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