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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).

Within the Multiracial Community, Alex is active as a performer and advocate.  Alex was a featured performer at the 2012 New Orleans Loving Festival, the 2015 Mixed-Remixed Festival in Los Angeles, and the 2016 Blend Conference at Cornell University.

Alex is the co-founder of Multiracial Media ( a website that showcases the voices of the Multiracial Community.

Alex also is the co-creator of the comic strip, The Bronze Panther, about a four-year-old, biracial superhero.

Alex has performed at clubs, colleges and venues throughout the country.  He's appeared on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” and NBC’s EVB Live, and in, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and

Mar 1, 2016

Ep. 54: Ayanna Dookie is a comic and a very funny woman.  This native Trinidadian (who is half Black an half Indian) thought she was on her way to becoming an engineer.  But, somewhere along the way she gotten bitten by the comedy bug.  A decade later, after transitioning from her degrees in Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering you can find her performing comedy all over NYC, which she now calls home, and, indeed, all over the country.  She has opened for Tommy Davidson at the DC Improv, was a finalist in the New York Underground Comedy Festival Emerging Comics Competition, appeared on Comcast-on-Demand, and helped Magooby’s Joke House earn the record of having The Longest Continuous Stand-Up Comedy Show in the World.  You can reach her on Twitter at: @ADookie

Listen, as Ayanna shares with Alex her story about being one of the few Trinis in her school in Prince George's County, Maryland, about what it's like to be Black and Indian, about becoming a Black-Indian member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and about her transition from engineering to comedy.  Also, hear her share the story of her ongoing battle with Lupus, a debilitating autoimmune disease.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: or visit him on Facebook ( or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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