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The two-part documentary event “Right to Offend: The Black Comedy Revolution” explores the progression of Black comedy and the comedians who have used pointed humor to expose, challenge and ridicule society’s injustices and to articulate the Black experience in America
Ep 1 The Revolutionaries
Chronicles the pioneers of Black comedy: Dick Gregory, Richard Pryor, Moms Mabley, and Redd Foxx, among others
Explores the new breed of Black comedian that surfaced after the Civil Rights movement and the significant challenges they still faced: Spike Lee, Robert Townsend, Kenan Ivory Wayans, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, among others