I know comedians who practice their set while looking in a mirror, but you can only cut your comedy teeth in front of audiences. Just like you cut your football teeth on the field.
Repeated studies show humans pass judgment on one another within fractions of a second.
When confronted with racist attitudes, I remained silent. As a child, I wanted to fit in and be liked. I never joined in the hatred jubilee; I just learned to bite my tongue.
When I was in high school, I listened to the band Slayer. A lot. And you know what? I didn’t become a Satanist.
On December 20, 2013, Justine Sacco was boarding a flight to Africa. Offhandedly, she Tweeted: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”
Rarely have I been as angry as I was on October 3rd, 2013.