Mike and I have returned from the wilderness and are prepared to drop all-new episodes of the show. We are fully aware that we angered a lot of people in our previous installments, and we’d like to say we won’t do that anymore, but the truth is even in this brief conversation we probably offended … Continue reading PODCAST: Don’t Let Us Be Misunderstood
It hit me while I was listening to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”; not only did they blur the lines when they where “writing” that song, but our nation has been blurring the lines for a long time. The lines have been getting blurred for so long that we can’t distinguish the good from the bad, … Continue reading Stop Blurring the Lines!
Her show was unceremoniously canceled by the ABC Broadcasting Network and Cristela Alonzo was understandably upset. It didn’t help matters that she was forced to deal with trolls hurling insults at her on Twitter. In a long and emotional blog post, the comedian laid bare how she felt about the lack of support her self-titled sitcom … Continue reading Stay Strong Cristela Alonzo
How many times are you going keep playing that scratchy, skipping, badly-warped record? What’s wrong with you? Have you gone deaf? It doesn’t work! It’s time to change the record already! Do you ever find that you keep talking about the same thing over and over and over again? Maybe it’s some person who keeps … Continue reading Change The Record Already!
It was a dramatic scene. Marilyn Mosby stood at a podium festooned with microphones that also sported a large emblem emblazoned with the scales of justice and the words “Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City”. She was there to announce charges of manslaughter and assault against 6 police officers accused of murdering 25 year old Freddie Gray. Ms. Mosby was … Continue reading Boxers, Politicians, and ‘Thugs’. Oh My!
While traveling through Canada for some stand up shows I had the honor of speaking to a very funny comic originally from South Africa, Ariel Kagan. Ariel is a white man who grew up in a place where racial tensions between blacks and whites continue to run very high. Now living in Canada, I spoke to him … Continue reading A Comic From South Africa Who Found Peace in Canada
A version of this article first appeared on Mike Robles Buzz When I first heard about Mr. Leguizamo not being Puerto Rican my first thought was – WEPA!!! WEPA! for us Puerto Ricans is a trigger word used to express emotion, both good and bad. “Tito just got his GED – WEPA!” or your dad let’s out a … Continue reading John Leguizamo is Still Not Puerto Rican! WEPA!!!
Videos depicting police brutality recorded on a bystander’s cell phone continue to make their way to the media. Just this week, CNN is featuring amateur video of Freddie Gray, who suffered a severe spinal injury while in custody and later died, being led away by Baltimore cops. The death and the video has sparked days of … Continue reading Addressing the Horrors of Police Brutality With Comedy
I never gave the devastation surrounding me as a kid a second thought. It seemed perfectly natural to have abandoned buildings and rubble strewn lots as playgrounds. The idea that I was living in a blighted and dangerous ghetto that could easily pass for any number of ruined European cities during World War II never once dawned … Continue reading Will ‘The Get Down’ on Netflix Be a Huge Letdown For Latinos?
Mexico really does get blamed for everything. Ebola? It’s flooding into the U.S. from our southern border. Terrorism? Apparently ISIS, Al Qaeda and even the Houthi militants are streaming over from down Mexico way by the hundreds as I type this. Illegal drugs, guns, and undocumented aliens? Check, check and check. Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz? Yeah, … Continue reading Don’t Blame Mexico For Ted Cruz, Blame Canada