Truth Tastes Funny with Hersh Rephun
Truth Tastes Funny with Hersh Rephun
How do we stay sane, survive, and thrive in today’s world? On the Truth Tastes Funny podcast, writer/comedian Hersh Rephun explores the absurdity of life’s challenges, while engaging with experts who’ve dedicated themselves to finding serious solutions.
Hersh Rephun

Irreverent and Seriously Funny, Victor Varnado Takes on Racism & Other Stupid Sh*t

S3 E66 • May 10, 2023 • 34 mins

Victor Varnado and I hit if off right away. His mantra that "Nothing is sacred, because everything is stupid" speaks to the essence of my Truth Tastes Funny podcast. He's a comedian, producer, and filmmaker who has created and produced for Comedy Central, TruTV, VH1, and NERDIST. His writing has been published on VICE, Salon, and Marvel Comics. His cartoons are in The New Yorker and Mad Magazine. As a comedian, he has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. His new tome, The Anti-Racism Activity Book, is out now.

Key Points

  • Victor Bernardo shares his journey from using humor as a defense mechanism as a child to becoming a comedian, writer, and New Yorker cartoonist, emphasizing the importance of facing fear and anxiety to achieve personal freedom and happiness.
  • The creation of "The Anti-Racism Activity Book" by Victor Bernardo was inspired by his desire to make meaningful content, sparked by the reaction to his New Yorker cartoon following the murder of George Floyd, emphasizing humor to highlight the absurdity of racism.
  • Victor Bernardo discusses the challenges of ensuring comedy is not misinterpreted, the importance of clear communication of intent in humor, and the responsibility of comedians to convey their message effectively in a polarized society.

Find Victor:

IG- @robotosupremo

Twitter: @varnado

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