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Roy Wood Jr. is a multi-talented comedian who’s not afraid to tackle sensitive issues relating to race or social class. He’s appeared on The Daily Show, hosted the prestigious White House Correspondents dinner, and has garnered critical acclaim for his numerous standup specials. His Comedy Central special Imperfect Messenger is masterclass on how how comedy can be a tool not just to entertain but to unify and inspire conversation. In this episode we discuss the perils of critiquing the black community, why he refused to pull punches while doing comedy in front of President Biden, and how Jack Bauer from the tv show 24 relates to being in the entertainment business.
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