Photograph by SXSW / Matthew Wedgwood

You’re saying, “Not another one of these techno-geeky black guys with political passions who does stand-up comedy and blogs.” But that’s Baratunde Thurston ’99. “I operate in three major spheres: comedy, politics, and technology,” he explains. “An ideal zone for me is where all three overlap. Politics is the heart; comedy and technology are tools to amplify or deliver a message. Humor is a really effective way to talk about what I really care about: politics and justice.”

This interview was conducted back in March, so not everything is perfectly up-to-date, but I'm not complaining. This is a pretty ridiculously awesome article!

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