Grounded Futures Show

7. Keep the Fire - Lee Camp

The Grounded Futures hosts sat down with Lee Camp — the intrepid political comedian and head writer and host of the hit show “Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp.” We talk with Lee about his teen years, how he got into comedy, the power of comedians in upending capitalism, the role of technology in creating a hopeful future, and the necessity of satire in busting open the corporate thought box. “Lee is the Che Guevara of comedy,” said Paul Provenza, and this conversation proves this to be true — that revolution can be joyful, fierce, and that laughter is crucial.

 
Black and white photo of Lee Camp, standing, from the waist up. He is wearing a dark blazer over a t-shirt with his arms crosses. He has shoulder-length hair and closed cropped beard. His head is slightly tilted and he is looking unsmiling into the camera. The Grounded Futures logo is in the bottom right corner.

Bio

Lee Camp is the head writer and host of the hit TV show Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp on RT America, which is seen by millions around the world. He’s a former contributor to The Onion, former staff humor writer for the Huffington Post, and the creator of the web series “Moment of Clarity”. His book Bullet Points & Punch Lines is available from PM Press. He’s toured the country and the world with his fierce brand of standup comedy, and George Carlin’s daughter Kelly said he’s one of the few comics keeping her father’s torch lit. Bill Hicks’s brother Steve said Lee is one of only a handful with Bill’s “message and passion.”

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About the Grounded Futures Show:

Our team works alongside youth to co-produce episodes on topics ranging from climate change to identity to how youth can gain new skills to engage meaningfully with current world events. The show will take a deep dive on these issues, and be in conversations with incredible guests! The hosts are Liam Joy, Joey, Jamie-Leigh Gonzales, and carla bergman.

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