Hacking comedy | Baratunde Thurston | TEDxKC



This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Often introduced as a technology-loving comedian from the future — Baratunde Thurston cares enough to engage the world socially and politically with his provocative brand of technology infused wit. In this hilarious talk, Baratunde shows us how to hack a few of our everyday digital experiences.

This talk contains profanity.

Baratunde Thurston challenges conventional narratives on race, technology and politics with his particular brand of intellectually charged humor. He is the CEO, co-founder and hashtagger-in-chief of Cultivated Wit. He wrote The New York Times bestseller “How To Be Black” and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet The Onion.

When Thurston’s not delivering keynote talks at gatherings such as SXSW Interactive, LeWeb and Personal Democracy Forum, he writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and contributes to the MIT Media Lab as a director’s fellow. He co-founded the black political blog Jack and Jill Politics, has advised the Obama White House, has more than 10 years of experience in standup comedy, and more than 30 years’ experience being black. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Website: http://baratunde.com/#baratunde
Twitter: @baratunde

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42 thoughts on “Hacking comedy | Baratunde Thurston | TEDxKC

  1. xXHmBacXx September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Someone who will be my Pokemon friend?

  2. xXHmBacXx September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    But thanx for the beautiful conversation … we did talk… at least something like that… and I think I know what I wanted to know… thanx for that … ❤

  3. xXHmBacXx September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Still wonder what silence means …

  4. xXHmBacXx September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    I am hacked… Wi-Fi telly
    The security camera is watching me… even my telly
    The key of my house…
    Lol… what's wrong with me… i don't even care… in someway I like it… do I need help🤔🙄
    Hope mine personal favourite stalker talks back… she knows
    I am going away feeding the cats…
    I don't tell anyone that the camera not blinking anymore… (different power supply;) so I have a picture … i only have one… please smile … need to see that…
    A smile … a real one

  5. pablo rages September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    As soon as i saw this guys mom … I can't take him seriously

  6. pemstern September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    I guess living up to that title would be a hard ask for anyone…

  7. Cubit100 September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Saw Baratunde on TWIT, then followed him on Twitter. Just discovered this TEDx talk made 5 years ago.

  8. Laughs With Lulu September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    💕

  9. Anna Maledon Children's Author September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Somewhat funny. It could have been better if the topics were more generic not so America-centered so more people could get them. I love a good laugh and I sneak a lot of funny things to my children's books so that adults can have a cracking good time too reading for the 55th time the same book. Long live the laughter!

  10. Kirstine Termansen September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Hackers ruined USA diplomacy killed in bengazi
    Einterteinmemt, dataspy

  11. Scripter September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    ALC, JCL, and COBOL programming for the government….Yeah Mainframe programming….

  12. YELDAH September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    i was hoping he would say a number at the end lol

  13. bcmasur September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    4:58 runs off to make sure cat videos are still there

  14. bcmasur September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    TED sure has a ton of problems with volume. Either the entire video is at 1/4 volume, or the INTRO is twice as LOUD as the rest of the video.

  15. Sasha NewYork September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    I'm laughing so hard it this. This guy's awesome.

  16. Sasha NewYork September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    That white girl in the beginning… So pretty. She's funny. I'm so happy we are getting over tanniestness. Racism is dead with smart people.
    We are the same. I hate you all.

  17. ty nechee September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    No matter how happy the dog is, it will die… Every animal lover I came across I will need a shirt for these moments.

  18. Jayson Bunnell September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    As soon as I saw the onion I was ecstatic

  19. Nate Fischer September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Now i want that how to be censored person how and where do i find it

  20. thescowlingschnauzer September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    "We would listen to Whoopi Goldberg and Garrison Keillor and Bill Cosby." A simpler time…

  21. Poonam Srivastava September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Where are the hacks? OH. never mind.

  22. Matt A September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Politically TEDx is becoming an echo chamber.

  23. Bailey Brimhall September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    That sucked a lot more than I had hoped. When you get way too political and vulgar the talk is ruined.

  24. Eek-A-Mouse Fan September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    I was enjoying the talk and then he called the New York Times a credible news source. I hit the thumbs down button. Moving on.

  25. Ruzz Fyoo September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    More like a podcast for entertainment than something that will make me a more knowledgeable person. Disappointed.

  26. WISHY GAMES September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    he's not funny
    its great that he fells great but i won't call him funny in any shape or form

  27. Gamma Guy September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Hilarious😂

  28. Max Randolph September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    I don't understand Somebody explain it to me how comedians actors and people in Hollywood have now become so our God to be listened to about politics? I mean give me a break I mean who are you people and who Do You Think You Are? Today on the beat I heard him say that Trump needs to dismiss Obama no that's the other way around. Obama and the people that support him have to do that to Trump. But it's kind of interesting however after 8 years they have to say vote for me and I'll make it better well why didn't you make it better in those eight years?

  29. Sheer Frost September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    I like the dog with the book on its head. You are the best. The whole topic of laughter is the most important thing in steps to peace. People that make other people laugh are the true peacekeepers (or can be) – I love this whole thing – going to friend you, etc.

  30. Yamchas Ghost September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    looks like kanye west before he got his jaw wired

  31. Doktor Acula September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Nice talk, though editing could be better.

  32. Archery and Randomness September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Yeah, give a shoutout to Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches- I've eaten one almost every school day for the past year and a half

  33. vsleboss cacakaka September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Before buying on gearbest, know that it's thieves.
    They do not repay,
    on google search for "Thieves Gearbest".

  34. oyonggo fomocci September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    OML he pronounced the gif hard

  35. Cyril Figgus September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    TED: "Ideas that we can live without."

  36. TheHueisOver™ September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Safe comedy + them republigans jokes
    hack indeed.

  37. Thomas Meier September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    "And i called it NewsPhlash and it was the 90ies" this guy is not funny at all..

  38. Reckless Abandon September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Here's some real humor: How to spend 2 billion dollars to lose an election, not admit personal fault, make up a elaborate lie blaming a third country and destroying diplomatic relations, prevent winner from improving damaged relations, inciting civil war, and continuing to perpetuate lie despite risks to world peace… now that's edgy.

  39. Glen Baker September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    I thought this would be comedy about hacking. Didn't think about the possibility of it being about the hacking of comedy.

  40. Alex Kingston September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Fantastic talk! Very impactful.

  41. Do it For Dale September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Lol he thinks TNYT is credible…

  42. abb criss September 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Lol would have loved to see this talk after trump was elected

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