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"Roasting Marshmallows," a Roast of Whiteness (Not White People) Debuting on the Clubhouse App's Comedy Club on April 11, 2021 at 8pm Eastern
Roasting Marshmallows is a diversity initiative driven by researchers, experts, and stand-up comedians alike parodying racism in the form of a comedic gameshow.
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Roasting Marshmallows is a diversity initiative driven by researchers, experts, and stand-up comedians alike parodying racism in the form of a comedic gameshow. The show's concept unites professional comedians with researchers and critical race theorists/experts to educate audiences around racism while providing entertainment via a safe and inclusive learning space. Award winning artist, educator and Senior Diversity trainer for Jennifer Brown Consulting Kanene Holder and creator of the critically acclaimed satirical comedy show, #BlackIssuesISSUES will be co-hosting the show as her character ReBLACKaForTheBLACKs along with researcher, educator and social justice advocate, Dr. Lindsey Lunsford, and stand-up comedian and writer Darius Ovalles. All three of the event's co-hosts can be found hosting weekly shows on Clubhouse that center Black joy, culture, and social issues.
In the words of Dr. Lunsford, the event creator, "Roasting Marshmallows, seeks to deconstruct, disempower, and dismantle whiteness through the comedic ritual of roasting." Key to the concept of "Roasting Marshmallows'' is the distinction between whiteness and white people. The event is in line with the comedic precedent established by figures such as Dick Gregory, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and Moms Mabley, who used comedy to analyze the social impacts of whiteness and racism. "Roasting Marshmallows"
Special guests, performers, and judges include stand-up comedians Henry Kaiser, Lindsay Ames, and Tehran Von Ghasri. In addition to comedians the show centers the voices of researchers and diversity experts such as, Dr. Indya Jackson, Assistant Professor of African American Literature and critical race theory educator, and Rachael Reichenbach, facilitator and consultant of the racial equity focused firm Resist Reimagine.
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