How To Be Black

Baratunde Thurston is the CEO, co-founder, and hashtagger-in-chief of Cultivated Wit. He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet, The Onion. He writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and contributes to the MIT Media Lab as a director’s fellow.He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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A few weeks ago I did this amazing show in LA and this amazing sketch artists made these amazing sketches and here they are!

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Sketches from Put Your Hands Together live at UCB, 4-9-13.  Cameron Esposito, Erin Foley, Tom Wilson, Myq Kaplan, Prescott Tolk, Liam McEneaney, and Baratunde Thurston.

Subscribe to the podcast to hear this episode.

Guess what??  I get a special shout-out in this ep! (The 4-11-13 Episode, about 42 minutes in from my pal Myq, and 43 minutes in from Cameron!)

Comedian Baratunde Thurston - 'Perception and Comedy' from Open Society Foundations and American Values Institute on FORA.tv

Today I performed at the Black Male Re-Imagined II event in NYC. Other speakers included Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton, Global Grind’s Michael Skolnick, former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele, hip hop artist and activist Jasiri X and many more.

You can see lots of vides on the Fora.TV website

Massive How To Be Black event in San Francisco on Saturday Nov 3rd.
The paperblack edition of the book comes out October 30, and when we did the round of national shows and parties for the hardcover, San Francisco drew the short stick. We are rectifying that with the biggest and best event yet featuring Bay Area comedian Kevin Camia, dancer and educator Denae Hannah, Black Grouse Whisky, and Baratunde headlining. 
Get your tickets now. They are limited!   High-res

Massive How To Be Black event in San Francisco on Saturday Nov 3rd.

The paperblack edition of the book comes out October 30, and when we did the round of national shows and parties for the hardcover, San Francisco drew the short stick. We are rectifying that with the biggest and best event yet featuring Bay Area comedian Kevin Camia, dancer and educator Denae Hannah, Black Grouse Whisky, and Baratunde headlining. 

Get your tickets now. They are limited!

This Monday, I’m part of a stellar lineup of political comics (Lee Camp, Negin Farsad, Myq Kaplan) on an NYC show called Laughing Liberally. Tickets are $20 and completely worth it. However, I’m giving away two comp tickets for my How To Be Black fam.
How can you earn these free tickets?
Submit a photo of my book, How To Be Black, in the most American setting you can create.
This might mean you wrap the book in an American flag or photoshop the book cover dropping bombs on brown people or take the hardcover and deep fry it. Use your imagination!
You submit your photo to this blog (add text “nyc giveaway” to the caption), post your image to the book’s Facebook page, or if you’re stuck in the 20th century, email baratunde+nycgiveaway@gmail.com (yes, that is a plus sign).
Deadline for submissions: NOON eastern time Monday 2 July 2012
I will select two winners, and those winners can bring one additional person, aka a date, if they so choose. See, I also support love (or kidnapping camouflaged as love).
Cool, right?   High-res

This Monday, I’m part of a stellar lineup of political comics (Lee Camp, Negin Farsad, Myq Kaplan) on an NYC show called Laughing Liberally. Tickets are $20 and completely worth it. However, I’m giving away two comp tickets for my How To Be Black fam.

How can you earn these free tickets?

Submit a photo of my book, How To Be Black, in the most American setting you can create.

This might mean you wrap the book in an American flag or photoshop the book cover dropping bombs on brown people or take the hardcover and deep fry it. Use your imagination!

You submit your photo to this blog (add text “nyc giveaway” to the caption), post your image to the book’s Facebook page, or if you’re stuck in the 20th century, email baratunde+nycgiveaway@gmail.com (yes, that is a plus sign).

Deadline for submissions: NOON eastern time Monday 2 July 2012

I will select two winners, and those winners can bring one additional person, aka a date, if they so choose. See, I also support love (or kidnapping camouflaged as love).

Cool, right?