Ziwe, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes and Joel Kim Booster joke about race : Code Switch What makes a great joke about race? In the first of two episodes, Code Switch talks to comedians Ziwe, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes and Joel Kim Booster about their favorite race joke they tell: What's its origin story? Why is it so funny? And what does it say about race in America?

Three comedians share their thoughts on what makes a great joke about race

Three comedians share their thoughts on what makes a great joke about race

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Comedians Ziwe, Joel Kim Booster and Anjelah Johnson-Reyes. Myles Loftin/SHOWTIME, Taylor Miller and East 2 West Collective hide caption

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Comedians Ziwe, Joel Kim Booster and Anjelah Johnson-Reyes.

Myles Loftin/SHOWTIME, Taylor Miller and East 2 West Collective

What makes a great joke about race? In the first of two episodes, Code Switch explores how humor is used to share and affirm cultural values. We talk to comedians Ziwe, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes and Joel Kim Booster about their favorite race joke they tell: What's its origin story? Why is it so funny? And what does it say about race in America?