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"'Fairly Legal' Interview: Baron Vaughn Talks About His Character and New Hairstyle"

One of the most consistently entertaining parts of Fairly Legal in season 1 was Baron Vaughn's character of Leo, assistant to Kate Reed. Even with the precarious status of Kate's employment at Reed & Reed going into season 2, Leo remained at his post and will be there waiting in the new season.

BuddyTV had a chance to talk to Baron Vaughn during a recent Fairly Legal set visit. Keep reading to find out what he had to say about the new season, his character and a new haircut.

On how Leo views his relationship with Kate:
Baron Vaughn: My term that I came up with is "lovingly detached." Because there's a little bit more language in this season, in certain episodes, of trying to separate myself from so much drama.

You can't help but be sucked into [Kate's drama]. So it's like, I think this season Leo's a little bit more trying to keep his own identity outside of the firm. But he can't help but be, like I said, stuck in the molasses of what is Kate Reed's love life.


On Leo's motivations for working at Reed & Reed:
Baron Vaughn: Well, I mean, the dude needs a job. He would prefer... he'd prefer to work with Kate. I mean in the [premiere episode] he says, "If you're going to be working here, I'd pretty much like to be your assistant, as opposed to Lauren. Not that that's the worst thing in the world, but it's not what I prefer."

I think that Leo is... he is with Kate, or he likes working with Kate because they have a similar moral gauge. There's an episode where I, where the character, where I actually say that she does good work in this world. So when I'm making copies for her, I'm making copies for justice. Right?


On how Leo sees Lauren:
Baron Vaughn: There's a mutual respect, I think, with Leo and Lauren. There's a couple things where I do a little lawyer-ing that she helps me out with. And I help her out with -- I would say -- with Ben, the new character. It's very at odds, you know. It's very Rome and Greece. [laughs] You know what I'm saying? Rome and Greece, guys.


On Leo's love life in Fairly Legal season 2:
Baron Vaughn: The Sandwich Girl is no more. But there's a new girl.

That's the kind of relationships Leo keeps. He's like, "Two months, I'm out. I'm done." He's very non-commital.

There's a new character that comes in. Who is very different than the sandwich girl... They're very different, the two -- the sandwich girl to the, uh, "more punky" girl, if you will. Streaks in the hair and leather.

[Note: The new love interest will likely appear in episode 8 of 'Fairly Legal' season 2.]


On the subject of his new, much shorter, season 2 haircut:
Baron Vaughn: I'll let you behind the scenes: The hairstyle was decided on by a barber that had no idea I was on a TV show... When I told him how long I wanted it, his defense was, "Well, why would you keep it that long if you were getting a haircut in the first place?"

It keeps getting grown out. I mean, I do what I call the Langston Hughes: I gel it back and try to Harlem-Renaissance it up.

Now I want it to be that every season is a different hair cut. So that way people will be able to tell what season it is by the hairstyle. "Oh, that's the dreadlocks season!" "That one's the faux-hawk with bangs season!"

It'd be a weird look with bangs.
- Buddy TV


"Baron Vaughn rules as the aristocrat of random comedy"

I would say that not a lot of black comedians make jokes like Baron Vaughn, but not a lot of white comedians make his type of jokes, either. Performing at The Laughing Skull from April 19-22, Vaughn crafts jokes around familiar topics like dating, travel and race relations, and adds a conspicuous love of wordplay and antiquated affectations. At the beginning of his album Raised By Cable he explains that he became a comedian because, "I grew up in a neighborhood where people had knives and guns, and I speak like this. I'll just throw out the word 'perspicacity' if I feel it. So my plan was if I'm funny, I won't be killed."

Vaughn will work into his set a pun like "spaghetto" or "skycrapists" and clearly enjoys interjecting a phrase like "I say unto you" into an otherwise normal, conversational sentence. On his album he describes being a black actor (or "blacktor") and describes going to auditions and inevitably being directed to play either a Chris Rock type or a Chris Tucker type. Vaughn's highest profile acting gig is the role of legal assistant Leonardo Prince on USA's "Fairly Legal," but one gets the impression he'd love to play one of "Downton Abbey's" arch aristocrats. (After all, his name sounds like "Baron von...") On his most memorable routines, he can launch into mellifluous yet ranting speeches from, say, an enraged homeless guy making incongruous references to 1970s television, or a feline politician with an extravagant Southern accent. My favorite Baron Vaughn bit, both for its humor and its sheer strangeness, is his impression of excitable, lisping character actor Ed Wynn — probably most famous for voicing the Mad Hatter in Disney's 1951 Alice in Wonderland — as a heart surgeon describing a failed surgery to a grieving family: "Have you ever seen an elephant angrily step on a basketball filled with raspberry jam?"

Here Vaughn, with characteristic unpredictability, performs a medley of David Bowie songs from the movie Labyrinth: - Creative Loafing Atlanta


"Baron Vaughn"

Many comics eventually find their way into acting, but Baron Vaughn took a roundabout way into standup. "Standup got me into acting," explains Vaughn, who plays legal assistant Leonardo Prince on the USA Network series Fairly Legal, "and acting led me back to standup." Watching both new and old episodes of Saturday Night Live got him interested in performing, and ultimately led him to enroll at a performing arts high school in his hometown of Las Vegas. In his junior year of college, he decided to give standup a go. Coming from a stage background, Vaughn was immediately comfortable standing in front of an audience, but he stressed a little over his material. "I was really afraid of the audience getting ahead of me, like they would know what was going on before I got to the punchline," he says. Not surprisingly, his comedy influences are all unique performers, guys like Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, and Richard Pryor. "Pryor could get into a character and just stay there, and Steve Martin had this anti-performance style, 'I'm onstage and you're not, but we can talk about that.'" Another major influence was Robert Townsend who, like Vaughn, found his way into standup via acting. In his set these days, Vaughn is trying to open up more about his personal life. "[I'm trying to be] a little less cerebral, and talk more about things I don't fully understand as far as situations I find myself in." 18+. - City Pages


"Talking to Baron Vaughn About 'The Half Hour', Structuring an Act, and Recreating Behaviors"

For the past 15 years, Comedy Central’s half hour specials have showcased the future stars of standup. Looking back, the early years of Comedy Central Presents included memorable sets from the likes of Mitch Hedberg, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Dane Cook and dozens more. Re-branded The Half Hour in 2012, the series continues to feature the best up-and-coming comics in the country.

For many comedians, it’s that history that makes doing a half hour special so significant. While a half hour may once have been a comic’s first major exposure, comedians now have many ways to build an audience. Almost everyone who taped a special this year does non-standup comedy as well, branching out into the worlds of podcasting, sketch and improv, web series, acting, and more. In this new series, I sat down with each of this year’s 16 Half Hour comedians to talk about their specials, their careers, and their generation of comedians. Each interview will also feature an exclusive clip from the special. All the interviews can be found here.

Baron Vaughn's talents can be found in many genres; he played Leo on USA's comedy drama Fairly Legal, he explores philosophical ideas on his podcast, Deep S##! w/ Baron Vaughn, he's done two sets on Conan, and he released his first album, Raised by Cable, on AST Records. I caught up with him over the phone to talk about eclectic lineups and only taking interesting paths.

How did your taping go?

I really enjoyed my taping. I start doing standup in Boston, so in a sense it was a bit of a homecoming for me. Actually, the place that we taped was around the corner from the first place I ever did standup, so it was very important to me to go have a meal in that restaurant that the comedy club is in before my show. Jonah Ray and I ate there and talked comedy before our tapings.

Also, I really liked my night. I was the night with three people, a triple taping, and when I would look at the lineups, they had the headshots of all the different comedians that were paired together. And, in my opinion, every one looks like they're in a band. Like, the duo headshots are how about, like, “Guys with facial hair? What about two brown people with blue eyes? Black guys with glasses?” And then my night was kind of, "A Latina —she's interesting; black dude—I don't know what he's about; and also Brody Stevens [who taped a special that will be used for his upcoming Comedy Central show]. Who knows, it's gonna be fun." So I felt like my night was, "Who knows? Night" and I embraced that.

What did doing a Half Hour mean to you, either practically or symbolically?

Well, symbolically, it's a right of passage. It's nice to be told that what I'm doing counts, and to be given this opportunity means, “Hey, people are paying attention to you. Keep going,” which is always nice and encouraging. And then at the same time, watching those early versions of Comedy Central Presents—and I've been watching Comedy Central since before it was Comedy Central. There were two channels. I remember there was The Comedy Channel and HA! That's how you had to say it, because it had an exclamation point at the end – “Haaaa”. And then there were a lot of a shows like Lounge Lizards and Two Drink Minimum that kind of bled into when Comedy Central started, so I was watching all of these shows and watching all these comedians. And so I would like to think that I am in the place I should be in my career as was the same for other people who did Presents at their time. Like, where I am right now is where Brian Regan was when he did his. So that's cool to know I'm on the same path as a Brian Regan or a Louis C.K. or a Dave Attell or all these different, brilliant comedians that we all know and love. But everyone's kind of moving up. And that's the other thing, from a practical sense. I've shown myself I can do a half hour on television. I can do an hour at a club. Again, I'm where I'm supposed to be and that's always a good thing to kind of check in and be like, “Alright, I'm on the right path,” instead of being like, “Wah,” which sometimes I do a little too much.

What’s your typical gig like these days? Are you on the road or doing colleges?

Well, I've done all that stuff. I did colleges pretty hardcore for about three years, and now I've transitioned into doing more club work on the road. I live in LA, and I would say this was true in my last two years in New York – 85 percent of the shows are shows I've never done, with venues I've never been to, and are mostly comedians I've never heard of or don't personally know. Because stage time is stage time is stage time. So I tend to not have an ego about what shows I will or won't do. I have to build an act, I have to figure that out, and I want to be able to have an act that translates to all different kinds of rooms and all different kinds of au - Splitsider


"Comedian Baron Vaughn to Co-Star in ‘Facing Kate’"

USA Network has picked up the original series, Facing Kate, starring Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco , Virginia Williams and Baron Vaughn. Facing Kate will debut with a 90-minute premiere followed by 11 one-hour episodes. The series centers on Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi), a top litigator who became frustrated with the endless bureaucracy and injustice she witnessed on a daily basis and decided to become the ultimate anti-lawyer: a mediator. Using her knowledge of the law, along with intuition and a whatever-it-takes approach to resolving conflict, Kate finds the middle ground for a wide variety of adversaries — from Fortune 500 corporations to bitter divorcees…Helping her keep all of this chaos at bay is her trusted, geek chic assistant Leonardo (Baron Vaughn). - Stage Time - The Magazine That Stands Up for Comedy


"Josh and Baron's COMEDY IS FOR HUMANS"

For anyone in touch with the New York comedy scene, it’s pretty normal to attend a comedy show and see 15 comics all doing eight minutes of material. You can never get too invested in a comedian’s personality or style. It’s a machine that puts out as much comedy as possible with as much variety as possible in hopes of bringing in the largest audience as possible – sometimes at the risk of the show. Up and coming comedic superstars Joshua Grosvent and Baron Vaughn have found the remedy -- and it involves a Shiek spinning records by the Starland Vocal Band.

Every other Wednesday in the East Village, these two host a show entitled “Comedy is for Humans” – a tongue-in-cheek reminder that we are not robots who demand as busy a comedy show as possible, but a show with more substance and personality. “Humans” is putting up some of the hottest comics in the city for close to a half an hour a piece. Three comics per show, all doing long, headlining sets that you could only catch at big named clubs for heavy covers and drink minimums are making people laugh for a mere $5 at the hip Euro bar Mundial.

“The show not only benefits the audience, because their seeing these amazing comics doing much more material than usual for real cheap,” said Grosvent “but as a comedian, it’s hard to get this much stage time in New York city. If you’re going to do road shows or colleges where they expect you to do long sets, you usually have to build it 10 minutes at a time. This show gives the performer the chance to work out their set in a cohesive manner.”

Shows have so far included the likes of Comedy Cental and VH1’s Christian Finnegan, Comedy Central’s Victor Varnado and HBO Def Jam’s Jess Wood. The close, intimate feeling of the backroom at Mundial offers a perfect setting for that personalized comedy show you’re in the mood for. Come on down and see some of best names in the New York comedy scene right now before you end up having to pay those massive covers to see them headline at the fancy clubs.

Hell, even the hosts are skyrocketing along side the rest. Co-host Baron Vaughn was recently selected to be a part of the prestigious HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival.

See them now, friends, Every other Wednesday at Mundial (505 east 12th street, nyc) at 8pm sharp. The show is out by 9:30 and there’s no drink minimum. $5 gets you one of the best comedy shows you will ever see in your whole life so make the trip to the East Village and let them know TimesSquare.com sent you.

www.comedyisforhumans.com



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"The Inaugural Episode of The Laugh Riot with Josh Reynolds"

Type: Podcast
Format: MPEG Audio
Length: 41.28 mb
Date: Mar 9, 2006 1:10 PM CST

Description:
Baron Vaughn is a New York City based stand up who's career is taking off like an Atlas rocket. He's
been featured in several nationally syndicated television commercials; you may remember him ruining
a co-workers lunch in an AOL commercial or espousing a secret love for country music in a Radio
Shack spot. He's performed on Broadway with the Manhattan Theater Club and performs constantly in
dozens of clubs around New York. He's also a featured act in this years HBO Aspen Comedy Arts
Festival. Baron is intelligent, articulate and, most importantly, exceptionally funny. His website
is ... (expand)

Baron Vaughn is a New York City based stand up who's career is taking off like an Atlas rocket. He's
been featured in several nationally syndicated television commercials; you may remember him ruining
a co-workers lunch in an AOL commercial or espousing a secret love for country music in a Radio
Shack spot. He's performed on Broadway with the Manhattan Theater Club and performs constantly in
dozens of clubs around New York. He's also a featured act in this years HBO Aspen Comedy Arts
Festival. Baron is intelligent, articulate and, most importantly, exceptionally funny. His website
is "www.baronvaughn.com", but for a more complete schedule see his myspace page
"www.myspace.com/baronvaughn." The musical act for this episode is Stepper's Heaven. This Boston
based group is phenomenally talented. Their mix of Reggae, Blues, Soul and Rock and Roll is not only
original and exciting, but also shows the kind of musical craftmanship not often seen these days.
Bobby Bishop (the clumsy ninja himself) has a voice laden with authenticity and versatility. Terrell
Brown and Bobby pass the lead guituar baton back and forth throughout their sets and, though she
doesn't have nearly the number of years behind the axe that he does, it's tough to tell when they
switch. Eric Meyer and Mark Smith round out the ensemble with complex rhythms and deft bass work,
respectively. "www.steppersheaven.com" Links to a full set for Baron and a few of Steppers Heaven's
tunes are available on my website "www.joshuareynolds.com" (hide)

- PodcastPickle.com


"Baron Vaughn"

I sat down in the back room of Piano's on the Lower East Side recently with Baron Vaughn before a show. We were interrupted several times by the steady stream of fellow comics on the bill that night, like Kyle Cease & Nick Kroll. At one point, an unstable woman walked in to ask us when the show would start and why there weren't more people out and about this evening. Over the loud speaker, a solid set of tunes were piped in including Ring of Fire and Walking with the Ghost. At one point, Baron received his payment for the evening, an envelope filled with candy and pogs acting as drink tickets. Another writer was also there waiting to conduct an interview with Baron. A lot of people want to speak with him and it's easy to see why. He's a charismatic performer on a career path accelerating in an upward direction and has a lot to say.

If you visit Baron Vaughn's page on MySpace and scroll down, you'll find the Richard Pryor-Chevy Chase Racist Word Association Sketch from SNL where Pryor is interviewing for a janitorial position. I asked Baron why we don't see stuff like that anymore. His answer was blunt. "Most comedians have lost their balls."

"The game has changed. People say there was a comedy boom in the 80's. Then there were clubs springing up all over the country and comedy became mainstream. There were less people doing it and more room to fail and experiment; to get to that more interesting stuff. Now, it's more of a business than it's ever been. Not even more of a business, it's more of an established business. With Comedy Central and all these sorts of clubs, everybody knows comedy is lucrative now. So, more people try to veer their acts toward getting a TV show. So, a lot more comics play it safer because they just want to make it. But, a lot of comics, they play it safe, they make it, then they change up what they're doing. Example: Chris Rock. He might say that Bigger and Blacker was when he arrived. Before, he was doing more chummy stuff, less biting. Greg Giraldo, his early stuff was, 'My wife's like this and my kids are like this.' He got big and switched it around. Some biting, dark, political stuff that I love. He's one of my faves."

To see a young comic make the strides that he has in such a short time is not unusual. To do it with his gutsy, challenging material is. Not that it's always gone smoothly. 'New Jersey, two hour drive. I did a show with this comic I met in a club. I wasn't really ready. I've only been doing this for four years. At that time, only two. I've grown so much in the last two years, because I get so much stage time and I keep company with people whose work I really admire and learn from a lot. I was supposed to do 15 and host. I ended up rambling for 35 minutes at this restaurant. Everybody was eating. They looked at me like I was disturbing their meals. I didn't know how to handle it then. I was used to New York audiences, but the road is a different thing. You can do smart stuff on the road, but most of my stuff was skewed toward New York audiences. After the show, audience members would come up and congratulate the other comics and just stare at me and walk away. I knew I didn't do that well."

'There was another time, in Brooklyn, at what used to be an all-black room. It was three urban chitlin circuit comics, then some alternative comics. Everyone did well, except me. I was last on a lineup of eight. Roz, from Last Comic Standing, destroyed. Most of the time, if the audience is all one race, they don't like me."

"I love and hate the black audience. I'm black and those are my people. That's who I want to entertain and I think they deserve intelligent entertainment. But, they've been fed so much crap over the years, they expect crap, and when you aren't crap they don't know what to do with you. I don't want to say that about every black comic, because it's not true. And it's not true about all black audiences. It's just that they seem to expect a certain thing and I'm not that thing. It's an ongoing thing with black people in general, that I am not black enough. So, they dislike me the moment I walk up on stage because I don't talk or look exactly like they do."

"Certain black comics will hate and despise me and not think I'm funny no matter what I do. There are others who like me and respect and like that I'm doing something different. It's connected to matter of race, because it always is, when you're black."

"I talk about race. That's part of my life. It doesn't define me. I define it. It's not the only aspect of me. I am a black person. I deal with issues of race. I get comparisons to Chris Rock a lot. People like to compare what they're seeing to what they've seen. Sometimes it's easier to process you if they can liken you to someone they've seen. I get a lot of comments like, 'He's a young, black comic like Rock or Dave Chappelle,' who I think I'm nothing like. People think I look like him (Chappelle). I disagree. He's just the most visible - thecomedians.org


"Meet Me In New York: Baron Vaughn"

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a new recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York's vibrant comedy scene. It's called Meet Me In New York.

Baron Vaughn (pictured by Anya Garrett) is what we call in the business, one of those quintuple threats. He can write and tell jokes, yes, but he also can act, dance, sing, rap, and has an intangible other quality that probably will revealed to you when you least expect it. You've seen him on Live at Gotham, Black Dynamite, as a talking funny head on VH1. He did HBO's Aspen festival in 2006. You'll see him Friday when The Awkward Comedy Show debuts on Comedy Central, Monday on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, later this month at Bridgetown in Portland, this summer at Bonnaroo, on the big screen in The Other Guys with Will Ferrell, the small screen with Russell Simmons Presents, and this fall in the USA series Facing Kate. So, yeah. The guy's going places. Tonight, you can even see him live in NYC co-headlining at Comix! Let's get to know more about him.

Name: Baron Vaughn
Arrival date: October 2003
Arrived from: Boston, MA via Las Vegas, NV
When and where did you start performing comedy? Boston, MA. A room called "The Vault" beneath Remington's Restaurant on Boylston right in the Emerson College area where every other comedian ever went. It was the summer of 2002. Just got back from a semester abroad watching stand-up and improv every week at the Comedy Store in London and was finally ready to give it a shot. I had wanted to for a while, but I knew that bombing and being awful was a part of the process. Once I got over myself and accepted that I wasn't gonna be a genius the first time I did 5 minutes, I was doing it well like a hook in an LL Cool J song. That song is about comedy, right?
What was your best credit before moving here? Probably "regular around town." A credit of which I was very proud even though it had nothing to do with anything.

Why did you pick NYC over LA or anywhere else? Well outside of saying "New York is the place to BE," I knew, at least for me, that if I wanted to get better there was no other place to go. It's grad school for comedy. I didn't want to go to LA because most things there always seemed more industry focused rather than craft focused. That's NYC vs LA in my opinion. If I moved any place else, it would have been to die.

How long did it take to get your first paid gig in NYC after moving here? Luckily I moved to NYC WITH a job. I was booked in a play on Broadway (and I DO mean to brag) during my last few months in Boston. So I had a paying performance job the first 4 months I was here. Then I was broke and worked at a law firm for over a year while I was doing stand up at night and auditioning from commercials during the day.

How is this scene better/same/worse than the scene you moved from? Well there are more rooms. Not only quantity but variety. There are more KINDS of rooms in NYC. Basically you could go from the Bronx to Brooklyn, hit every room in between and have completely different audiences with different expectations each time. It can really help turn you into a well-rounded comedian if you do it right. I still love Boston, though. The audiences are always smart and positive. In Boston, if you're any good, you get booked more which helps you get better. In New York, people that run shows, especially clubs, rarely see comedy anywhere else. They don't know what or who else is doing what. There are those who really help comedians develop and grow here, but I think it's more common in Boston. Maybe that's it. Boston is more supportive; New York is more suspicious.

Do you already have an "only in New York City" moment yet? I've had so many I can't even count. Only in New York could you have so many Only in New York moments that you just accept that things are like that. One of my favorite things I've ever seen was a teenage kid (who seemed like he had just come out and also didn't really need to beg for change) rush into a subway car, quietly announce he was gonna dance for us, dance and sing like a socially awkward teen, cuss everyone out for not paying attention, then run to the next car.

What tip would you give to any comedian who moves here? Don't not move here. Avoid bringers. As much as you might like the club, or the people producing the show, you are a walking dollar sign to them.

Where do you see yourself five years from now? Debt-free. - The Comic's Comic


"Media & Festival List"

Television / Film:
USA’s Facing Kate
NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Comedy Central’s Russell Simmons Presents Stand Up at the El Rey
Comedy Central’s The Awkward Comedy Show
VH-1’s Best Week Ever
VH-1’s 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs
VH-1’s Hottest Hotties of the 90’s
MTV’s Game Killers
MTV’s It’s On With Alexa Chung
NBC’s Law & Order
Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham
IFC’s The Whitest Kids U Know
The Bronx is Burning
Twist the Cap
E!’s Starveillance
Chocolate News
Black Dynamite
Cloverfield
The Other Guy’s
Digital:
Half Birthday Sex (www.collegehumor.com)
Techsmart w/Ron Jeremy (www.heavy.com)
Point/Counterpoint (www.black20.com)

Festivals:
Bonaroo – 2010
Bridgetown Comedy Festival - 2010
South Beach Comedy Festival – 2009
Boston Comedy Festival
DC Comedy Festival – 2007 & 2008
US Comedy Arts Festival, Aspen, CO – 2006
Broadway / NY Theatre:
Drowning Crow
Damn Yankees
Comedy Clubs:
New York:
Comix Comedy Club
Caroline’s on Broadway
Gotham Comedy Club
Standup New York
Comic Strip Live
New York Comedy Club
People’s Improv Theatre (PIT)
Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB)
Boston:
Mottley’s Comedy Club
Tommy’s Comedy Lounge
Dick Doherty’s Comedy Vault
Nick’s Comedy Stop
The Comedy Studio
Chicago:
Zaines Comedy Club
Minneapolis:
Acme Comedy Club
Parkway Theatre
San Francisco:
Punchline Comedy Club
Los Angeles:
Improv Comedy Club
Upright Citizens Brigade
- Sophie K. Entertainment


"Dance, Monkey: Baron Vaughn"

Barack Obama! President-Elect! We've been waiting for this forever! So now what?
Now we wait patiently to see how creative people get in blaming him for things that are impossible to fix in a day. We're not far off from a time when discontented McCain supporters will say things like, "Argh! I stubbed my toe! Damn you, Obama, and your move-around-my-furniture-while-I'm-sleeping ways!"
Per California voters' decision on Election Day, gay people don't deserve rights (Prop. 8), but chickens do (Prop. 2). Thoughts?
Interesting priorities, California! It's disturbing to know that these bigots would have to be cannibals to worry about the rights of humans. Personally, I believe we should rally together, go to Cali, and punch the faces of people in the counties that voted for that Prop.

I'm thinking of a number between one and ten. What is it, and what does it describe?
You're thinking of the number 2.4835, because this is your favorite combination of numbers, but you added the decimal so you'd stay true to the parameters you set. Good job, you sneaky jellyfish, you!

- The Boston Phoenix


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Baron Vaughn recently released his first comedy recording, Raised By Cable, produced by AST Records, available at Amazon (mp3 and CD), and iTunes. Barons performed stand-up on Conan (twice), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has had numerous appearances on Comedy Central most recently in the form of his own Half Hour comedy special. Hes performed in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), The Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), The South Beach Comedy Festival (Miami), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), Vancouver Comedy Festival, All Points West Music Festival (New Jersey), FYF Music Festival (Los Angeles), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (TN), and Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (Seattle). He has also appeared in many shows on VH1, MTV, FUSE as well as the films Black Dynamite, Cloverfield, The Other Guys (Deleted Scenes), and was a series regular on USAs recently canceled Fairly Legal (2010-2012).