Photo of this week's podcast guest, Brittany Carney

HB Ep. 76: Just Google ‘Brittany Carney and horse’

Youngmi chats with the writer/comedian on her mixed race background and the state of stand-up

This week, Youngmi talks to Brittany Carney (writer, comedian, star of That is My Horse) about being part of a race that you do not appear to be. Brittany shares a story about bonding with a Japanese child at a science camp she was teaching at. As a mixed-race person of Japanese and African American heritage, she talks about the rejection she feels when Japanese people have a hard time reading her as “one of them.” This is especially difficult for her as someone who was born and raised for a significant portion of her childhood in Japan and speaks Japanese as her native language. Brittany and Youngmi also discuss what the world of standup is like for women in today’s world, where standup fans are more extreme and polarized than ever.

Hosted by Youngmi Mayer

Youngmi Mayer is a standup comedian and single mom based in New York City. She explores topics of Asian identity, biracial identity, feminism and growing up poor in her work.