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The "Ask A Black Man" Comedy Tour

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The "Ask A Black Man" Comedy Tour Tuesday, June 11, 2013 08:00 PM Ontario Improv, Ontario, CA
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  • Billy D. Washington Comedy Central Certified

    Billy D. Washington

  • Vince Morris

    Vince Morris

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  • Ticket Price: $12.00
  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
    Dress Code Enforced
Description: The "Ask A Black Man" Comedy Tour

For the past 6 years the S.E.L.L.O.U.T. Comedy Tour has been touring the US and Canada promoting racial inclusion with stand-up comedy as their platform. Initially, this was a mainstream show with black comedians trying to neutralize the "Sellout" concept, and a show with black comedians who didn't use race as a crutch. Mission accomplished.

At the end of these shows they decided to have audience members fill out questionnaires anonymously, asking questions of 4 black men to see how many questions would be based on race. Of the 2000+ questions they collected, over 90% of them were questions that had to do with the color of their skin. It's not a bad thing, but it's certainly noteworthy.

Presently the tour has taken on a different tone. Instead of explaining differences, they perform them. The "Ask A Black Man Comedy Tour" possess a variety of styles that reflect who they are as Americans - not just black Americans, the Q&A portion of their show has earned them standing ovations wherever they perform. Individually, they have a different take on each question, and although they don't answer all of them they still read them...

"...just so you know the types of people you're sitting next to."*
 
The Tour features:
 
BT - Netflix, BET and the HBO movie "Suckers"
*Louis Johnson - Showtime and BET
Billy D. Washington - Def Comedy Jam, The Montreal Comedy Festival and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Vince Morris - HBO, Comedy Central Presents Vince Morris, Comics Unleashed and BET's One Mic Stand.