Ep. 112

Comedy and Code - Part II

October 31, 2016


Baratunde Thurston

Comedian, Writer, Activist,

Baratunde Thurston is a futurist comedian, writer, and activist who wrote the New York Times best-seller How To Be Black and has been an executive at both The Onion and The Daily Show. He currently operates as an independent rabble rouser, hosts the Comedy Hack Day event series and is a correspondent with NatGeo’s Explorer series. Photo courtesy of Stuart Tracte.


In part two of our interview with comedian Baratunde Thurston, we talk about how he brought together product development and comedy to create entertaining apps in his recent role at the Daily Show, how he uses coding and technology as tools in the many unique positions he’s held, and how we should balance our coding responsibility with the simple goal of having fun.

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