Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston
Director of Digital, The Onion

Web site | @baratunde

Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics and serves as Director of Digital for The Onion. He has written for Vanity Fair and the UK Independent, hosted Popular Science’s Future Of on Discovery Science and appears on cable news regularly to say smart things in funny ways. Then-candidate Barack Obama called him “someone I need to know.” Baratunde travels the world speaking and advising and performs standup regularly in NYC. He resides in Brooklyn, lives on Twitter and has over 30 years experience being black. His first book, How To Be Black, will be published in February 2012 by Harper Collins.

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Sessions

Keynote
Location: Metropolitan East
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Baratunde Thurston (The Onion)
Average rating: ****.
(4.32, 19 ratings)
Keynote by Baratunde Thurston, conscious comic & vigilante pundit, Co-Founder, Jack & Jill Politics, Web Editor, The Onion and Host, Popular Science's Future Of. Read more.
Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Baratunde Thurston (The Onion), Allie Brosh (Self), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Everyone knows that the web is now the place where writers and artists can get big by connecting directly with fans. But how do they actually do it? In this session, Baratunde Thurston, Digital Director of The Onion, interviews two creators of successful web comics, Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) and Allie Brosh (Hyperbole and a Half). Read more.
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