‘That Blackass Show’ Pays Homage to Black Entertainment

By N. Jamiyla Chisholm May 20, 2020

Daily Show” correspondent and comedian Dulcé Sloan, who recently debuted the new weekly podcast “That Blackass Show,” will return on May 20 to discuss 1993’s hit sitcom “Living Single,” with “Daily Show” writer X Mayo.

In “That Blackass Show,” which premiered April 22 through Starburns Audio, Sloan celebrates all forms of Black content that has shaped the world, from films, television and plays—think “Martin,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Insecure”—by doing deep dives into 1990s classics shows.  


“The show was pitched to me by Judith Kargbo, a producer at [Starburns], and I loved the idea of talking to Black creatives about the shows that they love and influenced them as performers,” Sloan said. “I wanted to talk to creatives, because we have an understanding of the entertainment business and know how hard it can be for us to be involved in the creative process, even to this day.”

So far, Sloan has spoken to Derek Gaines about “Martin,” Roy Wood Jr. about the United Paramount Network’s (UPN) plethora of Black shows during the ’90s and Jamar Neighbors about “Friday.” For Sloan, “That Blackass Show” is a reminder to current listeners that those creative endeavors from 20 years ago still should be celebrated. 

“This show is needed now because it is always good for a culture to look back on itself and see how far they have come and how far they can still go,” said Sloan. “And to acknowledge the power that Black media has to influence the hearts and minds of Black people and society as a whole. We went from only being allowed as servants to being sought after to play superheroes and that is something to celebrate.”

In addition to hearing Sloan on the podcast, fans of funny can also hear her voice as one of the characters on FOX’s upcoming animated series “The Great North.”

To hear the most recent episode of "That Blackass Show" with actress Thea Vidale, listen below: