Comedy Central Launches Black Comedy Docu-series “Dark Humor”

As the art form of comedy continues to evolve, there have been plenty of documentaries and docu-series that examine how comedy, whether it be stand-up, sketch, improv, etc. has transformed over the decades. The examination of black comedians and their journey, often one that’s mutually exclusive from mainstream/white comedy, has not been as closely examined even though some of the most revered comedians of all time include Richard Pryor, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.

So, Comedy Central’s new digital series, Dark Humor, offers such a look into the experience of black stand-up comedians today and their work that’s reflective of their black experience. It’ll feature plenty of clips as well as interviews from the likes of Baron Vaughn, Tommy Davidson, Sinbad, Nore Davis, Ms. Pat, Sonia Denis, Chloe Hilliard, Lil Rel Howery, Yamaneika Saunders, Roy Wood Jr., Josh Johnson, Damien Lemon, Jordan Temple, Open Mike Eagle, Rae Sanni, Cipha Sounds, Gina Yashere, and more.

They just launched Dark Humor just as Black History Month started and new episodes will come out every Mon. on Comedy Central’s YouTube channel.


You can get a taste of Dark Humor both with the series trailer as well as the very first episode which dives into the deep end by going into black comedy and American politics.