Comedy Central is aiming to get a fresh perspective with it’s series The New Negroes which was recently announced to premiere with the network. The project will be hosted by comedian Baron Vaughn and rapper Mike Eagle. The two men have been running a show together of the same name and now are taking it to TV.
Open Mike Eagle is getting a TV show on Comedy Central, according to Deadline. It’s called “The New Negroes,” and it’s based on his and Baron Vaughn’s comedy showcase of the same name. The program (co-hosted and executive produced by Mike and Vaughn) will combine music and standup comedy. Speaking with Deadline, Comedy Central president Kent Alterman said the show “taps into something that is so real and vital, it’s tapping into black comedy while presenting multiple points of view and different angles on material and performances that is reflective of the world we are living in.”