Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I had no idea

I'm a huge fan of Larry Wilmore. I had no idea who he was until I recently listened to a podcast of Fresh Air (with Terry Gross--who I love) with him. He created the Bernie Mac Show!

And then there's this little bit from the Daily Show where he investigated the n-word.

Terry and Larry have a very interesting discussion of what went into that bit. Comedy Central originally allowed them to air it with 'nigger', but when they re-ran it they bleeped all occurrences of 'nigger'. If you follow the link above you will see that the on-line version is also bleeped. However, there is a YouTube uncensored version available:

What's funny in the Fresh Air interview is that Larry prefers the un-censored version but uses "N-word" during Fresh Air.

Anyway a great discussion. Listen the Fresh Air podcast!


Eric said...

OMG that Daily Show clip is brilliant. "What if I say, 'nigger, please' -- that's just being polite."

Ed Keer said...

Listen to the Fresh Air interview. There's a bit on there where he just goes on saying "nigger, nigger, nigger, nigger..." for like 10 minutes. I thought Terry was going to have a fit.

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