Baratunde Thurston and Belinda Thurston
Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics and served as Director of Digital for The Onion. He has written for Vanity Fair, 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.” He has been named one of the 100 most influential African Americans, and one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company as well as one of 140 Best Twitter Feeds by Time Magazine. He delivered the opening keynote address at SXSW Interactive 2012. 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.