Comedy Central announced the premiere date for its new comedy The New Negroes With Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle today. The show is inspired by the Harlem Rennaissance and will feature stand-up performances from three comedians and an original music video of Open Mike Eagle with a guest artist for each episode. Vaughn and Eagle gave a summary of the socially aware program:
“This series shares its title and point of view with a seminal work of art from the Harlem Renaissance: The New Negro by Alain Locke, a compilation of essays, poetry, and fiction telling a vast array of black stories that expanded readers’ perceptions of Black American identity.” “Using stand-up comedy, music, and music videos, we’re taking inspiration from and paying homage to that work and perspective, and we’re bringing it into the 21st century, where it persists as urgent and necessary.”
The Comedy Central YouTube channel, the Comedy Central Stand-Up social-media accounts, and the CC app will have exclusive clips and extended stand-up sets from each show. Full episodes will be available the day after the premiere on the app, cc.com, on demand and download to own platforms.