Mark Kendall: The Magic Negro and other Blackness


Black Box Theatre, McGlothlin Center for the Arts (MCA) — 30481 Garnand Dr.

Have you ever pondered the idea that Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham might be racially charged? Is it possible to skip AND listen to hip hop? Well, maybe it’s time to take a closer look. Using comedic sketches, improv, and character pieces, this one-man show from the mind of Mark Kendall examines the representation of black males in the media. 

 Kendall studied film at Northwestern University and worked at Comedy Central through the Chris Rock Summer School Program for up and coming comedy writers of color.   During his time there, he was able to pitch jokes to the writing staffs of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.  Named “Best Professional Funnyman” by Creative Loafing Atlanta and coming off of a successful performance run at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Kendall, an ensemble member of Dad’s Garage Theatre, engages his audiences in difficult and sometimes uncomfortable issues through the cleansing medium of laughter.

Tickets are $ 23. FREE to E&H students, faculty and staff (one ticket per student, two tickets per faculty/staff member, must claim in person at the Box Office with E&H ID).