Amanda Seales, Smart, Funny & Black

Tue Feb 20 2018

10:30 PM (Doors 10:00 PM)

The New Parish

1743 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA 94612

$26 ADV / $30 DOS

Ages 18+

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Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door.

Tiffany from HBO series "Insecure"
Amanda Seales
Smart, Funny & Black

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  • Amanda Seales

    Amanda Seales

    Comedy

    Photo Credit: Rome Shaw

    Comedian, actress, content creator, and more, Amanda Seales doesn’t just make you laugh, she makes change!

    With an uncanny knack for taking serious topics (racism, rape culture, sexism, police brutality, etc.) and with humor, making them relatable and interesting, she combines intellectual wit, irreverent silliness and a pop culture obsession to create her unique style of smart funny content for the stage and screens.

    Along with performing stand up across the globe, and touring colleges doing comedic lectures on everything from sexism and diversity, to black popular culture, this former MTV VJ with a master’s in African American studies from Columbia University is a series regular as Tiffany on HBO’s “Insecure”, spokesperson for anti tobacco advocates TheTruth.com, host of FOX’s “Empire” Aftershow, named by Time Out LA as one of 2017’s comedians to watch, is creator/host of LA’s hit comedy game show “Smart Funny & Black” at Nerdmelt, and went viral after articulately and passionately confronting Caitlin Jenner on issues of race and equality in America, during a live streamed dinner, hosted by Katy Perry, on Youtube.  She has created/written/produced/and starred in several digital series for major platforms (AOL, BET, SheKnows.comElle.com) including two seasons of her scripted comedy, Get Your Life available on www.Blavity.com.

    With a strong social media presence, even stronger points of view, and a patronus that’s a Black Panther with wings, Amanda Seales continues to keep audiences laughing and thinking!

  • Smart, Funny & Black

    Smart, Funny & Black

    Comedy

    Created by comedian/writer/producer, Amanda Seales (HBO Insecure, tru TV, TheTruth.com) Smart Funny & Black, brings your favorite funny folks in a head to head battle of wits that test their knowledge of black history, black culture, and the black experience. After a night of fun games, flanked by hilarious viral videos, and a turnt up audience, each show ends with one guest, literally, getting the “L” and the other, taking the crown, and being inducted into the, “Illustrious League of Master Blacksperts”.

    Game Examples

    Blebates (every show) - Debate a topic of black culture/history. Ex. The Cosby Show vs. A Different World - Which one do you keep from Cosby’s legacy?

    Blackguistics - Each contestant is presented with the “proper english” version of a popular lyric and have to answer with the correct lyric in its original slanguistic form.

    Holla Holla - Guests pull the name of an iconic black woman and must “holla” at them through sing/rap/ spoken word.

    Get Your Protest On - Contestants are tasked with creating their own forms of demonstration, whether physical, verbal, or a sign for various “offenses” provided to them.

    Final Blackstination (every show) - At the end of each show, contestants are separated and are asked a culminating question that reveals their knowledge, taste, and understanding of black culture. Ex. You’re starting the first black colony on Mars. What are the 5 essentials you’ll need and why?

    Black Facts (every show) – Different categories of various Black History/Pop culture trivia.

Tiffany from HBO series "Insecure"

Amanda Seales
Smart, Funny & Black

Tue Feb 20 2018 10:30 PM

(Doors 10:00 PM)

The New Parish Oakland CA
Amanda Seales, Smart, Funny & Black
  • This show is SOLD OUT!

$26 ADV / $30 DOS Ages 18+

Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door.