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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

Sep 22, 2019

Ep. 239: Ritu Chandra is a stand-up comedian. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she left home at 18 and has lived all over the United States since then. Never feeling like she fit in anywhere, she quickly realized humor was a way to get along with others.​​ 

Ritu currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, son and dog. She loves all three of them but never at the same time—someone is always in first place, usually the dog.  Her comedy is based on her life experiences, which continue to grow stranger by the day.  Ritu brings her sarcastic observations and relatable humor to such topics as motherhood, marriage, aging, suburban life and much more. 

Ritu has been seen on NBC's The Today Show and heard on Compound Media's Burning Bridges and the Mornin!!! show.  She performs regularly at Stand Up NY (New York City), Gotham Comedy Club (New York City) and Stress Factory (New Brunswick, NJ).  She has also performed in at The Laugh Factory (Chicago, IL), The Set Up (San Francisco, CA) and Bonkerz Comedy Club (Maryland).  You can also hear her on the new hit podcast Why Bother? with Ritu and Ken. 

For more on Ritu, please visit her website at:

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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