Comedy is inherently funny so of course it’s not taken seriously as a genre (there is no comedy category for the Oscars). But, comedy also allows us to laugh at our flaws as humans, and as a society. Though Melvin never sets out to offend people with his stand up, it’s a hazard of the job. Another hazard of stand up? Having it spill over into your normal/working life. Listen as Melvin tells the story of a client’s child finding one of his profanity laced sets, the set that offended someone in the front row, and a PSA bringing awareness to an often looked over and underrepresented global minority.
Puar – Spark Bump
This episode of Local Color was full of “firsts”. It was my first time interviewing a politician, and it was Senator Washington’s first time on a podcast. A Philly native, she was drawn in by Baltimore’s charm and has called it home for the last 10 years. Senator Washington is one of many candidates running for Mayor of Baltimore City. She went from teacher to congresswoman to Senator, and believes her experience in the public sector as well as her platform of reform and restoration makes her the right choice for Baltimore.
If you want to learn more, check the links below:
Senator Washington’s website
Senator Washington’s Public Safety Proposal
Puar – Breakfast Bump