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Post-Soul SatireBlack Identity after Civil Rights$
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Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039973

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.001.0001

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Embodied and Disembodied Black Satire: From Chappelle and Crockett to Key & Peele

Embodied and Disembodied Black Satire: From Chappelle and Crockett to Key & Peele

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(p.240) Embodied and Disembodied Black Satire: From Chappelle and Crockett to Key & Peele
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Post-Soul Satire
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Marvin McAllister

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0018

This chapter argues that Dave Chappelle, Affion Crocket, and the duo Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key have all fallen victim to the black comedic Conundrum of excessively physical comedy. These comedians testify not only to the problems associated with representations of the black male body, but also highlight the lack of strong female comediennes headlining television sketch comedy shows. This chapter also notes, however, that each of these comedians has produced satire that conveys substantive social commentary.

Keywords:   Dave Chappelle, Affion Crocket, Key & Peele, Television, Sketch comedy

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