Tony Baker On “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”

Tony Baker 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 and actor:


Here’s what they got into:

  • Being the youngest of 3 and not realizing his comedic chops until fully grown
  • Showing love for cold cereals and serial killers eating plain Cheerios
  • School’s poor meal management and growing up on government cheese
  • Coming into comedy late with a life of experiences to draw material from
  • Ageism in the hip hop community and Jay-Z’s verse on “God Did”
  • If rappers will still be touring in their late 70’s like the Rolling Stones
  • Always wanting to be part of a crew like the X-Men and Ninja Turtles
  • Originally migrating from Chicago to LA in hopes of becoming an actor
  • Why it’s important to give solid advice to young comics coming up
  • The pros and cons of “bringer shows” as well as the pay for play shows
  • Tony’s take on online comedy versus in person comedy and what’s easier
  • Tony’s viral “Cram Ram” videos, where he came up with the sound effects
  • Callback humor and how so much of his online comedy requires context
  • Ghostface Killah loading Tony’s DMs with viral animal videos
  • Debating if cats are creepy and little dogs getting on Tony’s nerves
  • His hilarious take on the conversations that dogs have with each other
  • Tony’s review of the Robert Paterson Batman being more of a “Batguy”
  • The unevenness of D.C. superheroes and the idea of a corrupt Superman
  • Childhood memories of the “Transformers” animated film from 1986
  • The Black Star debut, ‘Reflection Eternal’, and De La Soul’s longevity
  • Tony’s public mourning of his 21 year old son’s passing last year
  • Finding that performing comedy was the therapy he needed to cope
  • Advice to people on how to help others mourn the loss of loved ones
  • Love of game nights and how to play Monopoly like a slumlord
  • “People always say grow balls for toughness but vaginas are tougher”
  • Talib’s favorite album from his own discography
  • Yasiin Bey being the most dynamic rapper/actor in the game
  • Tony’s “For The Queen” bit about bees putting their lives on the line

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