Thanks to Steve Hofstetter, one of the comedians who helped put together the inaugural Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta earlier this month, G4's Attack of the Show aired scenes from the festival's stand-up competition. Margaret Cho was there. I saw fest winner Josh Gondelman there, too, as well as Carmen Lynch, Seaton Smith, Karl Hess, Michael Palascak.
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A few weeks ago, D.C.-based stand-up comedian Seaton Smith uploaded this parody of a public service announcement to Funny or Die, letting white people know not to be afraid of all black people. Unfortunately, it has become a somewhat timeless message. Fortunately for Smith, however, this timeless message is quite timely satire now that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had to apologize this week for comments a new book quoted him making about Barack Obama's presidential campaign, in which he described Obama as "a 'light-skinned' black man 'with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.'" Reid has apologized; Obama has accepted; the GOP wants a lynching (ahem)! If you want a serious discussion of the matter, here's Jake Tapper's report for ABC News last night. If you want comedy, here's Seaton Smith. Roll the PSA!