Was ‘Kid Nation’ The Worst Reality Show Ever Made? | E3 – “Deal with It!”

Was ‘Kid Nation’ The Worst Reality Show Ever Made? | E3 - “Deal with It!”

Good thing nothing catastrophic like this pandemic happened back when they decided to dump a bunch of kids in the desert to fend for themselves on a reality show. Or did it?


ABOUT KID NATION

Welcome to Kid Nation, one of the most insane reality TV shows ever made, where unaccompanied minors are driven to the middle of the desert to build a society from scratch: cook for themselves, clean for themselves, run their own economy, and drink bleach for themselves off camera (look it up, it happened). This show was so nuts it leaves you wondering: Is this the worst reality show ever made?


CREDITS

Writer/Director/Actor: Darren Miller

Editor: Paul Smith

CLIP: Patrisse Cullors Explains The Importance Of Collective Care

On Call & Response, Patrisse Cullors talks about the importance of “collective care,” (example: communities supporting each other emotionally and practically during a crisis & pushing for reforms and structural changes in society). Cullors also discusses the detrimental effects the Black community faces feeling “hunted” on a daily basis, generational trauma, and the importance of an anti-racism movement on a global scale.

Watch the full episode of Call & Response


ABOUT PATRISSE CULLORS

Twitter: @OsopePatrisse

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter, Artist, Political Strategist, & Founder of Reform LA Jails

CLIP: Patrisse Cullors Explains The Importance Of Collective Care


ABOUT CALL & RESPONSE

Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.

Watch every episode of Call & Response: https://www.funnyordie.com/call-and-response

CLIP: How Clayton English Is Handling COVID-19

On Call & Response, Clayton English opens up about how he’s dealing with COVID-19 and adjusting to “the new normal.”

Watch the full episode of Call & Response


Clayton English (@ClaytonEnglish):

Stand-Up Comedian & Activist

CLIP: How Clayton English Is Handling COVID-19


ABOUT CALL & RESPONSE

Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.

Watch every episode of Call & Response: https://www.funnyordie.com/call-and-response

CLIP: Clayton English Talks About His Experience Getting Arrested During A Protest


On Call & Response, Clayton English talks about his experience getting arrested near his home during a Black Lives Matter / Justice for George Floyd protest.

Watch the full episode of Call & Response


Clayton English (@ClaytonEnglish):

Stand-Up Comedian & Activist

CLIP: Clayton English Talks About His Experience Getting Arrested During A Protest


ABOUT CALL & RESPONSE

Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.

Watch every episode of Call & Response: https://www.funnyordie.com/call-and-response

CALL & RESPONSE: Meteor Man & Community Power 


Today’s discussion will cover Meteor Man, Defunding the Police, & Community Power. Featuring special guests, Jeremiah Ellison (City Councilman, Minneapolis, MN), Diallo Riddle (Comedic Actor, Writer & Producer), and Robert Townsend (Actor & Director, “Hollywood Shuffle” & “Meteor Man”)

Stream it live on FOD’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter at 12pm PT/3pm ET!


TODAY’S GUESTS

Jeremiah Ellison – City Councilman, Minneapolis, MN

Twitter: @jeremiah4north

Facebook: @jeremiahellisonformpls

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Diallo Riddle – Comedic Actor, Writer & Producer)

Instagram: @diallo

Twitter: @diallo

Facebook: @DialloRiddle

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Robert Townsend – Actor & Director, “Hollywood Shuffle” & “Meteor Man”

Instagram: @iamroberttownsend

Twitter: @Robert_Townsend

CALL & RESPONSE: Meteor Man & Community Power 


Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron and Mike will invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.

CLIP: Melina Abdullah Explains How Activists Are Reimagining Policing (Call & Response)


On Call & Response, Melina Abdullah explains how Black Lives Matter’s presentation of “The People’s Budget LA” to City Council led to council member Herb Wesson introducing a motion for police to no longer be deployed for non-violent calls.

Watch the full episode of Call & Response:


ABOUT MELINA ABDULLAH

Twitter: @DocMellyMel

Founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles

Professor, Pan-African Studies California State University

CLIP: Melina Abdullah Explains How Activists Are Reimagining Policing (Call & Response) Getty Images


ABOUT CALL & RESPONSE

Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.

Watch every episode of Call & Response: https://www.funnyordie.com/call-and-response

19 COVID Lane: The Ultimate Quarantine Short Film

19 COVID Lane: The Ultimate Quarantine Short Film

As the COVID pandemic sweeps the world, three neighbors shelter in a makeshift bunker while struggling to maintain their sanity.


Film It 4 Fun, the creators behind this film, are raising money for United Way. Donations will provide relief to those left vulnerable by the pandemic and help them access services for food, shelter, and more through the United Way network. Donate here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/351350449158023


CAST:

DEREK RUSSO AS BRUCE, @drusso97

ANGELIE SIMONE AS SARAH

JUSTICE LEAK AS TREVOR @justice.leak


CREW;

Ryan Monolopolus, Writer and Director, @ryanmono1

Hamid Thompson, Writer and Producer, @hamidstampede

Carlos Velasco, Producer and Assistant Director, @thevelasco

Paris Schulman, Producer and Sound Designer, riterecords

Christopher Guy Evans, Associate Producer, @chrisguyevans

Black Studwell, Director of Photography

Nicole Meyer, Hair and Makeup and Costume Designer

Jacob Palmer, Production Designer

Joey Johnson, Editor

Karl Anderson, Composer


WEBSITE

19covidlane.com

SOCIAL

facebook.com/19covidlane

instagram.com/19covidlane

twitter.com/19covidlane

YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Film it 4 Fun

CALL & RESPONSE: The Whites: Anti-Racism, Allyship, White-Fragility


Today’s discussion will cover Anti-Racism, Allyship, and White Fragility. Featuring special guests, Jane Fonda (Actress and Activist), Nato Green (Stand-Up Comedian and Labor Organizer. Co-Host Bitchuation Room Podcast w/ Francesca Fiorentini), and Linda Martín Alcoff (Philosopher & Author of “The Future of Whiteness”). Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle.

Stream today’s episode live on FOD’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter at 12pm PT/3pm ET!


TODAY’S GUESTS

Jane Fonda

Actress and Activist

Instagram: @Janefonda

Twitter: @Janefonda

Facebook: @JaneFonda

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Nato Green

Stand-Up Comedian, Labor Organizer & Co-Host Bitchuation Room Podcast w/ Francesca Fiorentini

Instagram: @mrnatogreen

Twitter: @natogreen

Facebook: @NatoGreenComedy

CALL & RESPONSE: The Whites: Anti-Racism, Allyship, White-Fragility

Linda Martín Alcoff

Philosopher & Author of “The Future of Whiteness”

Website: http://www.alcoff.com/

CALL & RESPONSE: The Whites: Anti-Racism, Allyship, White-Fragility


ABOUT THE SHOW

Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron and Mike will invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.

“The Cooties” New Single Will Make You Want To Chase Your Dreams (No Matter How Weird They Are!)

“The Cooties” New Single Will Make You Want To Chase Your Dreams (No Matter How Weird They Are!)

It isn’t easy figuring out what you are “called” to do with your life, but once you do, it’s a HUGE relief!

And that’s exactly what The Cooties are singing about in their latest single, “My Calling.” They discovered their calling(s), and now that they know know what they want to do with their lives, they just have to take the necessary steps to get there!

Sure, it is a little weird that they want to become Pirates.

Or pilots…

…or they may have just been frogs that wanted to be humans with jobs this entire time…

But hey – they aren’t judging your dreams, so don’t you dare judge theirs!


About The Cooties

The Cooties are a comedy band based out of Los Angeles. After forming in 2016, they won Best TV Pilot 2017 at L.A Indie Film Fest and they were named one of the New Faces of Comedy at the 2017 Just For Laughs festival. Since then The Cooties have performed at The Kennedy Center, on Conan, JFL42 Toronto, and more.

They are releasing new music and videos throughout 2020 so subscribe, follow and email your one cool cousin.

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thecootiesla/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecooties

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/thecooties/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/c/thecooties

Website:

http://www.wearethecooties.com/


Lyrics

2:00 a.m. and I can’t sleep once again

I keep having that recurring dream

That I’m sitting on a boat

with a bunch of men men men men

I finally know what it means

But I’m scared that

you won’t understand

That you won’t understand

Something’s not right

Something’s not right

No something’s not right with your boy

Something’s not right

Something’s not right

I know my calling

I’m a pirate and I’m

sailing away from the haters

The ocean is calling

out to me and my parrot

And we’re gonna burn

this whole city down

Yo ho mutha’ fucker I’m a pirate now

Yo ho mutha’ fucker

I belong at sea roaming port to port

Stealing treasure chests

from an enemy’s fort

Drinking tons of rum

with my pirate buds

They will show me the ropes

Sing with me yo ho

Show me the ropes

Sing with me yo ho

But first I need a

hook hand, hook hand

Gonna need a peg leg, peg leg

Someone poke my eyeout for my eye patch

I finally did it

I moved to the Caribbean

Famously that’s where they’re from

But no pirates there,

just a bunch of rum rum rum rum

But that’s where I met Marc

He’s my new friend

My island till I die friend

He’s a big strong beautiful man

Marc flies planes and planes are cool

And a plane’s much faster

than a boat, a boat

The sky is the limit

when you’re in a plane

I know my calling I’m a pilot

And I’m flying away from you posers

Marc said he’ll teach me

It looks pretty easy

And I’m gonna shake

my ass in the clouds

Wheels up mutha’

fucker I’m a pilot now

Wheels up mutha’ fucker

Wait a second, hold on

The truth is I’m not

a pirate or a pilot

I’ll never be a fireman or a cop

‘cause I am a frog,

a frog with a dream

A dream to be human and have a job

Ribbit ribbit mutha’

fucker I’m a god damn frog

Ribbit ribbit mutha’ fucker

I’m not a pirate or a pilot

I’ll never be a fireman or a cop

‘cause I am a frog,

a frog with a dream

A dream to be human and have a job

Ribbit ribbit mutha’

fucker I’m a god damn frog.

CALL & RESPONSE: Controlling The Narrative Of Black Image In The Media


Today’s show: controlling the narrative of Black image in the media. Featuring special guests, Matthew Cherry (Oscar-winning director of the animated short film “Hair Love”), Ernie Hudson (actor, “Ghostbusters” and “The Family Business” on BET+) and Phoebe Robinson (comedian and actress, “2 Dope Queens.” author of NYT Best-Seller, “You Can’t Touch My Hair & Other Things I Still Have to Explain”). Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle.

Stream today’s live episode right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET!


ABOUT THE SHOW

Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron and Mike will invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.


TODAY’S GUESTS

Matthew Cherry

Instagram: @matthewacherry

Twitter: @MatthewACherry

Facebook: Matthew Cherry

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Ernie Hudson

Instagram: @ernie_hudson

Twitter: @Ernie_Hudson

Facebook: @ErnieHudsonOfficial

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Phoebe Robinson

Instagram:

Instagram: @dopequeenpheebs

Twitter: @dopequeenspheebs

Facebook: @DopeQueenPheebs

CALL & RESPONSE: Controlling The Narrative Of Black Image In The Media


“Racism 2.5” – A Rap Song That Exposes How Racism Has Morphed & Survived Over The Years

“Racism 2.5” - A Rap Song That Exposes How Racism Has Morphed & Survived Over The Years

FOR A LIMITED TIME we’re able to release “Racism 2.5” by Open Mike Eagle & Sammus, an extended version of “Racism 2.0”, from Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn’s TV show, “The New Negroes.” This extended rap exposes how racism has morphed and survived over the years in subtle and sneaky ways.

Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn also host Call & Response, streamed live on weekdays at 12PT/3PM ET!


LYRICS

[Intro Open Mike Eagle]

Y’all heard that new racism?

(Nah, G, racism washed up)

That new racism hard, yo

Y’all thought racism went away, it never retired

(Nah, racism wack, G)

Racism came back on y’all, yeah

(I ain’t tryna hear that, racism washed)

[Open Mike Eagle]

Racism got canceled, but just to pretend, stop

Now it’s back with a whole new season to binge watch

It’s racism 2.0 the sequel

A grass-roots kickstarter funded through Reboot

Yeah it’s available on all streaming platforms

Download it on Google Play or the App Store

It’s racism, it’s back, it’s better than it ever did it

And racism has a 90 on Metacritc

[Open Mike Eagle]

Yeah, I hear it’s up for a book deal

They say it’s CGI, I think it looks real

It’s got merch’, you can buy you a shot glass

Racism posts links, subscribe to its podcast

[Open Mike Eagle]

Yeah, it had another banner day today

Racism was trending and did a Reddit AMA

And fans of racism are doin’ cosplay

With tiki torches, yellin’ slurs in your hallway

Yeah, performin’ best in the poor regions

And expected to win big this award season

[Chorus: Open Mike Eagle]

Thought it was washed

But it dropped a new joint, though

Went to the lab

Came back with a new school flow

Is it a bird, or a plane, or a UFO?

It’s even worse, it’s racism 2.0

Thought it was washed

But it dropped a new joint, though

Went to the lab

Came back with a new school flow

And it’s invisible, so you can say that you don’t know

It’s sneaky, it’s racism 2.0

[Sammus]

So, racism has got a dope marketing team

They using black folks and black quotes to market they memes

When they done riding our backs, they’ll just park ‘em and leave

Pull the rug, they won’t even have the carpeting cleaned

[Sammus]

Now, racism got cornrows and know it’s a cash crop

And wish it could adorn ‘fros or rock a big flat top

Oh, racism is down, ‘cause it listens to Black Thought?

And it can doodle ‘round with some kids in a flash mob?

Man, racism was quick to fill the video backdrop

With blacks who mille rock but never talk like they’re mascots

And past times our futures and our bodies was cast off

Now racism has got fillers in it’s lips with some ass shots

[Sammus]

Meanwhile, I’m over here with the have-nots

Black, a fat ass, nappy locks, writin’ rap bops

Of props to my dad’s uncle, captured in padlocks

Shot by US government black ops

[Sammus]

Racism had a pop-up shop

Don’t be sad if you missed out

I think I got the code for a discount

I heard it’s one of racism’s fanbase’s favorite phrases

Sans spaces and upper cases, “IAIN’TARACIST”

[Outro: Sammus]

I’m not a racist, I fuckin’ love black people

Fuckin’ love the blacks

Yeah, I love those guys


Watch the original Racist 2.0 by Open Mike Eagle & Sammus:

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ABOUT THE SHOW

The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle is a socially aware stand-up and music series. Vaughn and Eagle took inspiration for the series and title from the term “New Negro,” as popularized during the Harlem Renaissance, and it refers to black Americans speaking up, telling their own stories and affirming their various identities to dismantle outdated assumptions and beliefs.

CALL & RESPONSE: Juneteenth


Today’s show: it’s a Juneteenth party! With writer, Roxane Gay, comedian Travon Free, and comedian Roy Wood Jr. Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle.

Stream today’s live episode right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET!


ABOUT TODAY’S GUESTS

Roxane Gay

Writer

Instagram: @roxanegay74

Twitter: @rgay

Facebook: @roxanegay74

CALL & RESPONSE: Juneteenth

Travon Free

Comedian

Instagram: @travon

Twitter: @Travon

Facebook: Travon Free

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Roy Wood Jr.

Comedian

Instagram: @roywoodjr

Twitter: @roywoodjr

Facebook: @roywoodjr

CALL & RESPONSE: Juneteenth


ABOUT THE SHOW

Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron and Mike will invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.

CALL & RESPONSE: Black Does Crack: Covid 19 & Racial Disparities


On today’s show: Black Does Crack: Covid 19 & Racial Disparities in health/housing segregation/epigenetics/weathering) featuring special guests: Writer & Cultural Critic, Jamilah Lemieux (Essence, Playboy, Wired, The Nation) Comedian, Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live) Bestselling Author, Ijeoma Oluo (New York Times, Wall Street Journal). Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle.

Stream today’s live episode right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET!


Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron and Mike will invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.


About Today’s Guests:

Jamilah Lemieux

Writer & Cultural Critic: Essence, Playboy, Wired, The Nation

Instagram : @jamilahlemieux

Twitter: @JamilahLemieux

Facebook: @JamilahLemieux

CALL & RESPONSE: Black Does Crack: Covid 19 & Racial Disparities

Chris Redd

Comedian: Saturday Night Live

Instagram: @chrisreddis

Twitter: @Reddsaidit

Facebook: @Reddsaidit

CALL & RESPONSE: Black Does Crack: Covid 19 & Racial Disparities

Ijeoma Oluo

Bestselling Author: New York Times, Wall Street Journal)

Instagram: @ijeomaoluo

Twitter: @IjeomaOluo

Facebook: Ijeoma Oluo

CALL & RESPONSE: Black Does Crack: Covid 19 & Racial Disparities

QUARANTINE SQUARES: A gameshow hosted by Triumph The Insult Comic Dog

QUARANTINE SQUARES: A gameshow hosted by Triumph The Insult Comic Dog

During this awful pandemic and lockdown, it’s been inspiring to see celebrities find creative ways to get the attention and validation they so desperately crave.

Whether it’s butchering Beatles songs or just making an entire civil rights movement about them, Hollywood is here for us. But who is there for Hollywood? Who is there for celebrities that don’t seek validation, but rather, humiliation?

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog does his part to fill that role as host of Let’s Make A Poop’s “Quarantine Squares” edition, providing desperately needed air time and poopery for Jason Alexander, Julie Bowen, Kenan Thompson, Susie Essman, Ken Jeong, Tom Arnold, James Carville, Anthony Scaramucci and Joey Fatone.

They’re all playing for two contestants who’ve been screwed over badly during the pandemic, so we can all feel good about ourselves. Featuring announcer Michael Winslow, the “Police Academy” legend who can recreate any sound, except that of a casting director saying “yes”.

CALL & RESPONSE: How to Deal (Trauma? Anger? Moving Forward? Organizing?)


On today’s show: How to deal with trauma and anger evoked by our current times. We’ll also discuss what we can do to move forward and organize. Featuring Chanelle Benz (Author, The Gone Dead) and Demi Adejuyigbe (Comedian and Writer). Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle.

Stream today’s live episode right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET!


About Today’s Guests:

Chanelle Benz

Author, The Gone Dead

Instagram: @chanelle_benz

Twitter: @chanellebenz

CALL & RESPONSE: How to Deal (Trauma? Anger? Moving Forward? Organizing?)

Demi Adejuyigbe

Comedian and Writer

Instagram: @electrolemon

Twitter: @electrolemon

CALL & RESPONSE: How to Deal (Trauma? Anger? Moving Forward? Organizing?)


ABOUT THE SHOW

Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.

Funny Or Die has partnered with Blavity Inc. to create this show with the intention of responding to our time through discourse and laughter.


Last year, Funny Or Die partnered with creators Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle to produce the Comedy Central TV show The New Negroes. The show’s mission was to highlight, promote, and amplify talented Black voices — both new and established — in comedy, hip-hop, and culture.

The show is live-streamed on Funny Or Die’s and Blavity’s channels on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch everyday at 12PM PT/3 PM ET.


“I Love You” Is Hard To Say, But Easy To Feel

“I Love You” Is Hard To Say, But Easy To Feel

It’s hard enough to say, “I love you” and “I miss you” to your dad without him mumbling something inaudible back. This Father’s Day, send Dad a gift from the Old Spice Buried Scentiments Collection and let him read it directly from the wash care label, instead.

Many Sons Struggle To Say “I Love You.”

Many Sons Struggle To Say “I Love You.”

Some gifts really speak for themselves, but what about one that can speak for you?

Stop hiding your love and affection for Dad this Father’s Day, and let a gift from the Old Spice Buried Scentiments Collection do it for you. With hidden notes of appreciation on every item, it’s never been easier to say “I Love You.”

CALL & RESPONSE: Police Brutality and the Movement for Black Lives


Today’s episode of Call & Response will cover Police Brutality and the Movement for Black Lives with special guests Patrisse Cullors, Clayton English and Melina Abdullah.

The show will be live-streamed on Funny Or Die’s and Blavity’s channels on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch everyday at 12PM PT/3 PM ET. Tune into the stream below!

Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.


About Today’s Guests:

Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel):

Founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles

Professor, Pan-African Studies California State University

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Clayton English (@ClaytonEnglish):

Stand-Up Comedian & Activist

CALL & RESPONSE: Police Brutality and the Movement for Black Lives

Patrisse Cullors (@OsopePatrisse):

Co-Founder Black Lives Matter,

Artist, Political Strategist, & Founder of Reform LA Jails

CALL & RESPONSE: Police Brutality and the Movement for Black Lives


About Call & Response:

Each day, Baron and Mike invite their favorite creators — comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, novelists, educators, philosophers, and more — to riff on current events, explore ways to utilize the momentum, and speak about their respective professions, work, and struggles.

Funny Or Die has partnered with Blavity Inc. to create this show with the intention of responding to our time through discourse and laughter.


Last year, Funny Or Die partnered with creators Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle to produce the Comedy Central TV show The New Negroes. The show’s mission was to highlight, promote, and amplify talented Black voices — both new and established — in comedy, hip-hop, and culture.

Baron, Mike, and FOD believe this mission has always been important.

Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle shared some clips from their show, The New Negroes, to give us a taste of what’s to come on Call & Response:


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More details will be released between now and next week’s launch of CALL & RESPONSE. Check back on FOD’s socials and this article for updates!

Telenovelas are Hell: Rosalinda

Telenovelas are Hell: Rosalinda

Life has been una mierda lately, so that’s why I bring you Rosalinda, a telenovela so violent, demented and depressing it’ll make you feel like your life is sunshine and rainbows because telenovelas are hell.

This telenovela tells the story of Rosalinda. She’s young, hot and dating Fernando Jose, a stud who’s so crazy about her, it looks like he’s cumming in his pants every time he looks at her.

Their lives could not be happier. She even gets pregnant, and gives birth to a baby that comes out of her vagina perfectly clean. No blood, not even an umbilical chord. These two are so damn happy and smiley that you just know something bad’s about to happen. Like when you eat a questionable street hot dog and start to feel something bubbling in your gut.

And that’s when you meet Valeria Fernando Jose’s Ronald McDonald looking, anger management needing step-mother. Valeria hates Rosalinda, and the very day the couple comes home from the hospital, Valeria drops by to tell Fernando Jose that Rosalinda’s mother murdered his dad. Being the extra large idiot that he is, Fernando believes her and abandons his wife and baby like a little pussy boy.

Rosalinda wakes up from a peaceful nap to find her psycho mother-in-law striking a pose on her door and informing her that her husband’s just left her. Rosalinda faints from the shock and drops her baby on its head which Valeria then steals from her.

That’s just the tip of the telenovela iceberg. When Rosalinda realizes her baby’s been stolen, she goes into full crisis mode, roaming the streets with her pieses descalzos asking strangers, “Have you seen my baby? She’s small and round like an albondiga,” and then passes out in a public park.

While asshole of the year Fernando Jose drives around his convertible feeling sorry for himself, Rosalinda gets put into an insane asylum where she spends all day nursing a doll that she thinks is her baby. Rosalinda’s roomie in the asylum, an important looney tooney, steals her baby and then lights herself on fire, causing the entire building to explode.

Everyone thinks Rosalinda died, so they bury her. And during her funeral, Fernando Jose is very sad. But not too sad to go on and marry Rosalinda’s sister. Little did he know that Rosalinda actually survived, but lost her memory. So she’s once again roaming the streets, burned, dirty and getting attacked by a homeless man who forces her to turn to a life of crime.

One night while she’s out robbing houses, she stumbles into the home of a sexy, Brad Pitty looking talent manager who gets one look at her and says, “I’m gonna make you a star, kid!” Next thing we know, her face is in every newspaper, she’s performing for packed theaters, and she’s rich as can be. The end.

Just kidding. Obviously I’m kidding. Open up your umbrellas ‘cause a piss storm’s a comin’.

One night Rosalinda attends a concert with her manager and would you believe? It’s none other than Fernando Jose. When she sees him on stage tickling that piano wearing the most beautiful scarf in the world, she suddenly regains her memory and freaks out so bad that she runs out to the street and is immediately run over by a car. One day later she wakes up in the hospital with a broken face looking like a hard boiled egg, and when she asks where her husband is, she’s told he’s married her sister. Rosalinda’s life is so terrible that she has officially won telenovelas.

When the show ends she’s walking down the aisle about to marry this rich daddy that she doesn’t really love, just to get revenge on Fernando Jose. But while the wedding is happening, Mr. Lloroncito finally gets a pair of balls implanted. He travels by car, by tractor and then finally by horse to crash the wedding and get his love back.

Rosalinda suddenly forgets about all the shit he’s done to her. She dumps the nice older guy and marries him instead even though they were technically already married, but whatever. What I do know is hopefully everyone lives happily ever after. The end.


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CREDITS

Narrated By: Tamara Yajia
Writer/Editor: Tamara Yajia
Editor: Paul Louis Smith