FFR #33: W. Kamau Bell’s New Comedy Special and the Very Real Dangers of Online Harassment

This week on FFR, the dynamic trio discusses the new Netflix comedy special by self-proclaimed “heterosexual cisgender dad man” W. Kamau Bell, Private School Negro, which gets into matters of white supremacy and whether or not Trump is a racist. (“Yes, he is a racist.”) Then, following two tragic instances of deadly violence last week that were directly linked to online harassment, we talk about the ways in which the danger and trauma of online harassment is so often dismissed, and why it’s so important to take seriously.

Meanwhile, Anita can’t stop humblebragging, someone else has rudely already checked out the DVD Ebony wants from the library, and Carolyn and Ebony’s migraines just might be the result of a government conspiracy.

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Segment Timestamps:

:00 a brief message from Ebony
:40 intros, government-induced migraines
3:30 pop culture news (reactions to Pixar’s Bao, Janelle and Tessa are a couple)
10:20 W. Kamau Bell’s new special, Private School Negro
25:35 online harassment
42:00 What’s Your FREQ-Out?

Carolyn on Do the Right Thing, Ebony on Fringe, Anita tries to squeeze in multiple FREQ-Outs (the Women Crush Wednesday stand-up comedy showcase and the wonderfully visible queerness of Janelle Monae’s live show)

52:55 wrap-up

Relevant Links:

Petrana Radulovic on the polarized reactions to Pixar’s Bao

Women Crush Wednesday comedy in L.A.