The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle

Tuesdays 9pm from 16 July
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High-concept, racially conscious and earnest, The New Negroes is a part standup, part musical, and was originally conceived and performed as a live show. For the TV version, Vaughn (Grace and Frankie, Mystery Science Theater 3000) and Open Mike (very good rapper) monologue the beginning of each episode, which carry titles like “Identity” and “Criminality.”

From there, comics such as Donnell Rawlings, Shalewa Sharpe, David Gborie, perform using those themes as a guidepost. There are also music videos featuring artists such as Danny Brown and MF DOOM, who deliver a hip-hop component to the proceedings alongside Open Mike.

It’s an ambitious swing for two friends who met at a comedy rap battle in 2012.