Kenya Barris is an American television writer, actor, and producer.
The creator of 'Black-ish' and its spinoffs reflects on race and class, #BlackLivesMatter and Juneteenth, and his unlikely journey from the streets to a $100 million Netflix deal.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.
Kenya Barris retreated from the abusive situation in his childhood home by listening to party records and reading comic books. Those early influences shaped his understanding of who he is and prompted the creation of Black-ish years later. Kenya talks with Marc about how much he learned from comedians like Patrice O’Neal and Dave Chappelle, how his childhood friendship with Tyra Banks led to his first big success in show business, and how an encounter with Jeffrey Katzenberg and a Ferrari was a spark for his new Netflix show #blackAF. This episode is sponsored by Patreon, HBO Max, Space Force on Netflix, and SimpliSafe.
Kenya Barris is one of the hottest TV creators in the game—he’s the creator and star of #BlackAF on Netflix, a show I love even though many don’t. We talk all about his new show, why it’s polarizing, why he loves that, and what it takes to be an elite TV creator. @toureshowTwitter: @toureToure Show Ep 139Host & Writer: ToureSenior Producer: Jackie GarofanoAssistant Producer: Adell ColemanEditor: Ryan WoodhallPhotographers: Chuck Marcus and Shanta CovingtonBooker: Claudia JeanThe House: DCP Entertainment  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Tips sits down with #BlackAF creator Kenya Barris. The writer/director talks about his transition to Netflix and the need for telling different stories in Black media. He talks #BlackAF social media backlash and Kenya opens up about his personal life & upcoming projects.
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Aug 9th, 1974
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8 hours, 45 minutes