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Multiracial Family Man

Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 6-year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial people and multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races). Alex has been seen on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.
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Sep 25, 2016

Ep. 84: LaTice was born and raised in the suburbs of South Jersey and has turned the challenges of being black in a white neighborhood into comedy.  Her conversational style makes you feel like you’re in her living room laughing about interracial marriage, being a parent, reality TV, ridiculous commercials and her day-to-day encounters. LaTice will pull you right into her world the minute she steps on stage, with her zest for life and positive energy.  She has crowds laughing out loud until she says goodnight.

 LaTice appeared on ABC's The View for their "Hilarious Housewives" how funny are you? She was chosen to perform in NYC's SHE DEVIL comedy festival in October 2015 and returned to Las Vegas to compete in the World Series of Comedy in September 2015, as one of the 101 comedians around the country to perform at the Tuscany Hotel & Casino. She has been seen on the Dr. Oz show and the Betheny Show.

She has opened for some of comedy’s top headliners including Tony Rock, Jessica Kirson, and Dan Adhoot,  just to name a few.

LaTice was accepted into the The Brokerage Comedy Club's March Madness and made it to the Elite 8, from the original 64 comedians.  She won a spot into the Stand up 360 Comedy Festival in New York, April 2012. Competed in the World Series of Comedy in Raleigh NC, on April 19th 2012, after being selected from hundreds of submissions.  LaTice was picked as one of the 101 Comedians to compete in the MAIN EVENT for The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas 2012! The competition took place at the Tuscany Hotel & Casino.

LaTice has performed in comedy clubs all along the East Coast and is making her way out west. Places such as, Comedy Cove, Sarcasm Comedy Club, Catch a Rising Star, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Poconuts Comedy Club, Helium Comedy Club, Laff House, Goodnights Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, Gotham Comedy Club, Chuckles Comedy Club, Raven Lounge, The Adrienne Theatre, The Shubin Theatre, The Lebanon Country Club, Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, The Comedy Stop, Looney Bin, Comedy Cabaret, The Laughing Devil, LOL Comedy Club, Bogey's Country Club, L'etage, Walnut St Theatre, The Candlelight Theatre, Arts Garage, CB's Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club.

She is a mother of 3, including two multiracial sons.  She is a very funny lady, and you want to check out her work.  http://www.laticecomedy.com/

 

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Sep 18, 2016

Ep. 83: Actor, comedian, and writer James Goff was born and raised in the South Bronx of New York City. In just a short time in the business, James has demonstrated the unique ability to bridge the gap between any audience, and connect with them on a level that makes them feel they've known him for years.

Not only has he worked with some of the best in the business, James Goff's appearances also include Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central's Open Mic Fight, Sirius Radio, and a performance for Superbowl XLII Champions The New York Giants.

When he's not headlining around the country, James is producing a weekly podcast, The Force 2 Care Podcast, centered around surviving parenthood and speaking to at risk youth about overcoming life's obstacles. 

James, who is African-American, has 2 biracial children, whose mom is a White, Jewish woman from New Hampshire.  So, for James and his family, multiracial experience is part and parcel of their daily lives.

For more on James, please visit his website: http://www.jamesgoff.me/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Sep 11, 2016

Ep. 82: Shannon Rutherford Hardin is a biracial woman from the Pacific Northwest. Her father is African-American and her mother is White and of Danish extraction.  Shannon is the granddaughter of Verdell and Otto Rutherford, two of Portland's and the nation's leaders in the Civil Rights Movement.  They led the Portland chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) when it confronted the 1953 Oregon Legislature with a bill to outlaw discrimination in hotels, motels, restaurants and amusement places on the basis of race, religion or national origin.

Recently, Shannon wrote an article about her own multiracial experience for Multiracial Media.  Her article, My Father Is Black and No I Am Not Adopted was widely acclaimed and shared.  It can be found at: http://multiracialmedia.com/2016/08/09/father-black-no-not-shannon-hardin/

Look for more of her writing soon.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Sep 4, 2016

Ep. 81: Alex Chester is Russian, French, and Romanian Jewish on her mother's side and Japanese on her father's side.  She is proudly Hapa, and she is the founder of http://mesohapa.com/ a blog dedicated to exploring the Hapa (multiracial Asian) experience.

Alex started performing professionally at a very young age. At 5 she began her career in modeling, and was the cover for such magazines as Parenting, Woman’s Day, and Victoria Magazine. She modeled children’s clothing lines on The Home Show, along with posters for malls, catalogues, department store and newspaper ads.

With a successful modeling career underway Alex ventured into commercials and became the face that introduced the Chevy Geo to the world. Many commercials later Alex has once again introduced a new vehicle, the Ford Kuga, to Europe.

Television followed commercials, including such shows as 7th Heaven, Boston Public, ER and The Closer. Alex filmed the title role in the Independent film, The Mermaid, produced by the award winning production company, Walter Robot Studios.

Alex even had a stint in the pop world as a member of the girl group, Dream, produced by P. Diddy.

Theatre has always been in Alex’s life. She saw her first live production when she was 4. By the age of 5 Alex had a role in Gigi at the now defunct Grand Equity dinner theatre in Anaheim CA. She worked for Norwegian Cruise Lines at the age of 7 playing Tootie in Meet Me In St. Louie, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz in the Broadway Review, and singing for the Captain’s embarkation parties. Alex has been seen as Mary Rogers in the West Coast premiere of The Will Rogers Follies, The Dead Girl in East/West Players production of Six Characters In Search of An Author, flying across the stage as Peter Pan, performing for the Royal National Theatre’s tour of An Inspector Calls, dancing as Eliza in The King and I at the Welk Resort, Punky Who in How The Grinch Stole Christmas at the Pantages Theatre and Gymslip Who at Madison Square Gardens, The Magic Carpet in Disney’s Aladdin Spectacular, Connie in A Chorus Line for the Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! for the National Asian Artist Project.

Alex has had the pleasure of working with Jeff Marx, co-creator of Ave Q, who wrote the role of Connie for her in his 15 minute musical, Oh God, We’re Gonna Die, the track of which can be heard at ANMT.TV.

Alex is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in theatre through St. Mary’s College LEAP Program and was awarded The Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship for Dancers.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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