Mark Metcalf

“We don’t go past the bridge”

By - Apr 6th, 2012 04:00 am
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For the latest installment of my ongoing conversation on race in Milwaukee, I talked with comedian, actor and writer Joel Boyd, who is currently studying at Columbia College Chicago, majoring in TV writing and producing. His main focus at the moment is stand-up comedy and he is performing around Chicago. And through the magic of the Internet, you can find more on his comedy on his Facebook page,

Joel grew up in Milwaukee and we talked about what it’s like growing up in the most segregated city in America, going to some of the city’s most diverse schools, and how his race affects his comedy.

Listen now:

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This conversation is part of Backstage with Mark Metcalf‘s ongoing conversation, “We don’t go past the bridge”: A Discussion on Race in Milwaukee. Visit past conversations through the links below.

  • Part one with poet Dasha Kelly
  • Part two with Marquette student Tommy Walls, Jr.
  • Part three with Tony Baez of the Council for the Spanish Speaking
  • Part four with Dewayne Boothe, Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year
  • Part five with Margaret (Peggy) Rozga and Javaris Bradford of Arts@Large and Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Part six with actor and comedian Allen Edge
  • Click here for Mark Metcalf’s conversation with Virgil Cameron and Fran Kaplan on the revival of America’s Black Holocaust Museum.

Backstage with Mark Metcalf” is recorded at the ThirdCoast Digest office in the Shops of Grand Avenue.

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