Deon Cole On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Deon Cole On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with comedian, actor, and screenwriter:


He’s established himself as one of the biggest comedy talents on the scene right now. Here’s what they got into:

  • Growing up in South Side Chicago and moving to the suburbs at age 14
  • Deon’s first on-stage performance coming from a 50 dollar bet
  • Fellow Chicago comic Godfrey and Deon challenging the comedian dress code
  • Taking influence from comedians Steven Wright and George Carlin
  • Breaking down the genius of the late, great Norm Macdonald
  • People that come to comedy shows looking for a reason to complain
  • Working on the “Barbershop” movies and how positive it was for his hometown
  • Appearing in “Pimps Up, Hoes Down” and Don “Magic” Juan offering Deon some “help”
  • Experiences writing and performing for “The Conan O’Brien Show”
  • His role on “Black-ish” originally being intended for Charlie Murphy
  • How Snoop Dogg had a hand in the success of Reflection Eternal’s “The Blast”
  • Discussion of the difficulties in dissecting the lyrics of the Wu-Tang Clan
  • Laurence Fishburne correcting Deon on how to address him when they met
  • Getting caught saying the B-Word by Wanda Sykes’ character Daphne in “Black-ish”
  • Breaking down of Deon’s bit about black people managing their blackness
  • The NAACP disinviting Talib to events and Deon’s take on how they could do better
  • The surreal moment of Deon feeling fully recognized by Eddie Murphy
  • The problem of people seeking validation through social media
  • What was said on IG during one of Deon’s DJ sets that made him go nuclear
  • Why Deon tells people that not everyone deserves their energy
  • People in love with the idea of being in love and not the person they’re with
  • Valuable advice from Chris Rock about prioritizations in life
  • The importance of authenticity in art and making things your own
  • Old Spice getting in contact with Deon to make him their new spokesman
  • Having fun with Tiffany Haddish on the talk-show “Friday Night Vibes”
  • A new black western on the way starring Deon, titled “The Harder They Fall

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