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Homey Don't Play That!: The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution

Before Chappelle’s Show, Key & Peele and sitcoms such as Black-ish and Atlanta, In Living Color not only launched the careers of A-list actors like Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx, it revolutionized comedy and brought hip hop culture to the forefront. In Homey Don't Play That!: The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution (37 INK /, 2018), journalist David Peisner interviews the cast, writers, producers, and network execs on how the beloved 90s sketch show helped make it possible to talk­ and, yes, even laugh about race. The show celebrated Black culture, and challenged censorship and stereotypes in a way that even Saturday Night Live could not accomplish. Scrupulously researched, skillfully written, and highly informative, Homey Don't Play That! is a book no connoisseur of pop culture will want to be without.


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David Peisner is a freelance writer based in Decatur, Georgia. He has been writing about music, film, television, books, politics, technology, sports and world affairs for a wide array of publications for more than 20 years. He’s written cover stories for Rolling Stone, TV Guide, Spin, Billboard, Vibe and Nylon, and been a contributor to The New York Times, Fast Company, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, New York, Details, Esquire, Playboy, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and BuzzFeed. Peisner is the co-author of Steve-O’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Professional Idiot.