By James Mwaura
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James Mwaura and Valerie Vernale are two biracial comedians in the Bay Area. Listen as they give their hot takes on race, politics, doing standup comedy, R Kelly, and all the issues that matter. It'll be funny and dark. But, you know, not too dark. More beige than anything.
||ExplicitEpisode 21 - James talks bout the Tenderloin||In the second ever solo episode of Color(ed) Commentary, James talks about the Tenderloin, Republicans being trolls, Brett Kavanaugh, Fleet Week, and other relevant stuff. Don't worry, we'll have a guest soon.||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20 - K A S E E M||For episode 20, I was lucky enough to chat with Kaseem Bentley, Bay Area legend and one of the funniest people I've ever met. Kaseem has appeared on Viceland, NBC, and Comedy Central, and is now doing comedy down in LA. He stopped by to talk about my d||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19 - James Gets Dumped||In the first ever solo edition of Color(ed) Commentary, James is all in his feelings. James talks ~ by himself ~ about getting dumped, his parents' divorce, Serena Williams, and another shooting of an unarmed black man. Give this very important episode||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18 - A L V A R E N G A||Yep, it's the Alvarenga episode. The artist formerly known as Michael Brandon joins us to discuss culture, comedy, and having sex with black women. This is the final episode Valerie recorded before her death. Jk she didn't die but she did move. You won'||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17 - Valerie's Announcement||We return with more musings on growing up with white people and Asians, we discuss Papa John (Massah John?), and Valerie drops a not-so-small piece of news on James and the listeners. You won't want to miss this one!||8/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 - Ostrich Land||James and Val discuss Elvis Presley, ostriches, whether black people actually like watermelon more than white people, Asians and tanning, and other extremely dope topics. Smash download. Episode 16 part 2 is still being edited. It'll be uploaded soon.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 - Ariana Grande is a Chuckle F****r||James and Val talk doing standup and being off your game, Dennis Rodman brokers world peace, more R Kelly musings, and - lo and behold - Ariana Grande is a chuckle f****r. Our best episode yet.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 - Valerie is BACK Y'all||After a long ass trip, Valerie is back in San Francisco's sweet, sweet arms. So we decided to record one long ass episode. We discuss James' trip to Colorado to see his sister graduate, Val befriending a Trump voter on her cruise, John McCain's love lif||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 - Ugly God, Mental Health||James and Val get down and break down Ugly God's hit song "I'm Tryna F**k" and come to the realization that it is a feminist anthem celebrating honesty, transparency, and consent. Then James gets all up in his feelings talking about mental health. Also||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 - Coachella, Being a Black Comic||In this episode, we talk about James protecting his streets, how Beyonce is an actual queen among mortals, and what it's like being a black/brown comic in San Francisco. Listen to dis s**t. Also sorry we didn't post last week||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 - Andrew Orolfo Stops By||We have an extra special guest on da show this week: bay area comic and man-bun torchbearer Andrew Orolfo. Andrew tells us all about about an epic (and viral) prank that was played on him for his birthday, I talk about how I pranked my friends into thin||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 - How James and Val Grew Up||First, we break down the deeper message behind Ludacis’ hit song “Area Codes”. Then James recants his memories of growing up, including trips to the flea market in Georgia, hot dog feasts, and triumphs as a spelling bee champ. Then Valerie talks a||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 - Stephen Hawking('s Dick), #TeamTutsi, Asian Dating||Stephen Hawking died so Val and I dedicate the beginning of the episode to him and his apparently functional penis. We also talk about guns for a bit before we pick an official side in the Hutu vs Tutsi rivalry. Then we talk about James’ experience on||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 - Chris Brown's Vagina Name Generator||Val and James discuss what their vaginas would be called according to Chris Brown, how South Africa's whites are taking L's, how Trump isn't that racist, whether women can be domestic abusers, and then Val recounts a tale of the hardest she's ever bomb||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 - Gucci Gang||James and Val discuss a white girl's rap video "I'm So Lit", the deeper meaning behind Lil Pump's lyrics, the downsides to having white friends, and how National Geographic used to show ethnic tatas.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 - Oscars Part 2||We kinda don't talk about the Oscars again, but we DO talk about Jay growing up in racist ass Missouri, Donald Glover, and then some highly controversial takes on who is better: Alicia Keys or Mariah Carey. Listen to this s**t. Oh also follow Jay on Tw||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 - Oscars Part 1||James, Val, and guest Jay Robinson talk about the Oscars, Kobe Bryant, #MeToo, African hair, some other black s**t, and then we take a break which will actually last 72 hours cause part 2 is coming out Friday. Oh, and you should follow Jay on Twitter,||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 - Black Panther (kinda), Fergie, School Shootings||James and Val tried to see Black Panther for a second time but it was sold out so they provide #HotTakes based on what they can remember from a week ago, Fergie f***s up the national anthem, a fellow mulatto posts crazy stuff on social media, and, oh||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 - Tom Brady, Nefertiti, The M Word||#KissGate is the new #DeflateGate as Tom Brady locks lips with his sweet son, King Tut's mom is white (or is she?), Lebron and Laura Ingraham are beefing, and we discuss whether 'mulatto' is our version of 'n***a'.||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 - The N Word||James and Val discuss cultural appropriation, who can say 'n***a', and formally ask Mulatto of the Week Ron V. Dellums to come on the show sometime.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 - Aziz, Tide Pods, and Micro-Rejections. Guest: Ginny Hogan.||James, Valerie, and guest Ginny Hogan talk sexual harrassment allegations, people eating tide pods, sex dolls, and other fun topics.||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Valerie and James are hilarious! I love this podcast. It’s so informative and well-worth your time. Also James seems cute is he single???
The perfect balance of comedy and insightful thought provoking social commentary without the condescension typically associated with the latter.
Love this podcast, really enjoying the dynamic between James' deadpan humor and Valerie's dry take on race issues. Great listen for any fans of comedy mixed with thoughtful perspective