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“By any Joke Necessary!” –Frustrated with the constant negative images of black people in media, unchecked appropriation, and the overall lack of education in African American history, (I mean, how did we not know about
Smart Funny & Black//The Show
Smart Funny & Black, Created by comedian/actress/producer, Amanda Seales (HBO Insecure) brings your favorite funny folks to the “Hall of Flava,” to compete, in a head to head battle of wits that
Smart Funny & Black//The Host
Comedian, actress, writer, producer, and more, Amanda Seales doesn’t just make you laugh, she makes change
With an uncanny knack for taking serious topics (racism, rape culture, sexism, police brutality, etc.) and with humor, making them relatable and interesting, she combines intellectual wit, exuberant silliness
Along with performing stand up across the globe, and touring colleges doing comedic lectures on everything from sexism and diversity, relationships to black popular culture, this former MTV VJ with a master’s in African American studies from Columbia University is a series regular as Tiffany on, HBO’s “Insecure”, guest starred on, “Blackish, has performed stand up on Late Night with Seth Meyers and opened for Chris Rock, is creator/host of LA’s hit comedy game show, “Smart Funny & Black” at The Roxy, speaks truth to change via her wildly popular Instagram and weekly podcast, “Small Doses”, has written/produced/starred in two seasons of her scripted comedy, Get Your Life, available on www.Blavity.com and went viral after articulately and passionately confronting Caitlyn Jenner on issues of race and equality in America, during a
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The World of Smart Funny & Black
The Illustrious League of Master
Comprised of iconic contributors to black culture, the, “Illustrious League of Master Blacksperts” is a fictional society, made up of hella real folks. From Tupac to James Baldwin, Frederick Douglas to Oprah, Snoop to Nina Simone, and more, our guests compete for the highest honor of joining their exclusive ranks.
Just like the houses of Hogwart’s or the Greek life at HBCUs the Fans within SFB represent shared interests that once again show the variance of black identity while still acknowledging the unity amongst us.
The Hall of Flava
A safe space where the uniqueness of black culture is explored, heralded, and critiqued through the comedic lens of Smart Funny & Black. Audiences come to sing, laugh, dance, and learn understanding that the energy is celebratory and the hall is hallowed. All who walk in tolerance, positivity, and intellect are welcome into the Hall of Flava, but must understand that its paramount purpose is to provide voice to the black experience.
Our live band that provides the soundtrack to the night, keeping the knowledge in tune, and the comedy on key!
Coming Soon! Get Ya Learn on with classes in comedy writing, production, and performance through the African American Lens!