Ep. 117: Christian is the creator and co-host of Black & White, a comedy show that aired on A&E. On the show, Christian and co-host Sherrod Small, examined current events and social trends through the lens of Race.
Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in Chappelle’s Show’s infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. He played Martin on the popular syndicated sitcom Are We There Yet? and politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”.
Over the past decade, Christian Finnegan has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire!”, as well as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”.
Listen as Christian speaks with Alex about his life, his work, and about the perspective of being a White man in a majority Black cast and what it led him to understand about race and racism.
For more on Christian, please visit his website at: http://www.christianfinnegan.com/
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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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