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WEIRD & WILD: Tart 'Chocolate News'
October 13, 2008  | By Diane Werts
 
chocolate news obama.jpgIf only David Alan Grier had been on the case on-air for weeks already. But maybe it's best he waited till now to unleash his new Comedy Central lampoon Chocolate News (premiering Wednesday night at 10:30 ET). Right before this contentious election is when we need pointed parody most. And Grier's had plenty of time to polish his satire to a shiny black sheen.

In a campaign report video (from Oct. 22's episode), the In Living Color star says reluctant whites could vote for "the white half" of Barack Obama -- "He barely passes the brown paper bag test!" Remember, he declares, "the Republicans have an ex-prisoner whose running mate is a heat-packin' mama of five with a knocked-up teenage baby mama. And that's the white option?"

Clearly, Grier's packin' his own (comedic) heat. "This is not your father's investigative news -- it's your baby daddy's," he says with a smile in promos for his race-based take on everything pop culture, from politics to hip-hop to porn to Tyler Perry.

See Chocolate News promos here, topped by Grier's gotcha tagline: "It's only racist if you are."

Try wiggling out of that one.

 
 
 
 
 
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