Camille A. Brown & Dancers use sketch comedy, live music, and bold dance to examine African-American humor throughout history. Inspired by Mel Watkins’ "On the Real Side: A History of African American Comedy from Slavery to Chris Rock," Mr. TOL E. RAnce exposes issues of tolerance and the representation of African-Americans in the media. While not shying away from the origins of stereotypes of black entertainers, Brown seeks to celebrate the humor and perseverance of the black performer by blending contemporary with the historic.
Approx. 60 minutes