NOTE: We will not be reading "Black Nerds: New Directions in African American Humor."
In "Key & Peele's Edgeless, Post-Racial Lie," Kartina Richardson writes Key & Peele is rather simplistic sketch comedy: "it's less about the complexities of navigating the often tricky multi-racial road, and more about the cheap humor of 'White people talk like this' and 'Black people talk like this'—with black characters deciding whether they’ll talk white or black in a given situation." Does she have a point here, based on what we watched last week? Cite examples, please!
Or is there more going on underneath these sketches for which she's not giving credit? As always, provide examples to support your response.
From "Postmodern Authenticity and the Hipster Identity," summarize the binaries that characterize hipsters. Devote just one sentence to each binary.
How did Portandia take advantage of the synergy between TV and new media like videos and clips?
What was your favorite sitcom, satire, or sketch comedy we screened this term, and why?
Please check your assignment against "Writing about Film and TV" (improperly formatted work will not receive full credit), save it as a PDF, and then upload it to the Google Drive Folder you created for our class. [INSTRUCTIONS HERE.]