Aries Spears was recently in our headlines as fellow comedian Clint Coley went on to point out an issue he had with Spears. The moment with Coley highlighted Spears request of not having black comedians on the same show as him. Now for many hearing Spear’s request for the first time it seems bothersome but now we finally get to hear his thoughts on the policy of having only white features and host on his shows. Spears goes on to explain to Hot Breath Podcast host Joel Byars the reason to his method; which he tries to explain that he makes the request to provide a diverse show for his audience.
Sometimes the clubs try book black features or host and they don’t know my stance on that, so when they find out after they already booked black features or host, the word spreads….they get mad at me an call me an ass hole…. but they don’t understand my reasoning for it … with black comics, culturally we are going to talk about the same things….. depends where I’m at in the country it’s mainly 80% white people… I don’t want my show to come off like a Def Jam show… I don’t care how funny something is… I don’t want to beat the audience up with it (the same material)…..
You can hear their full interview below; Aries goes on to explain his policy at the 21:00 mark
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