The Master Comic is a fun and satirical study of the rise and fall of a once-great, and now controversial Black entertainer. Lincoln Wolfe is the very picture of education, charm, wit, and class but has allegedly led a secret double life as a pathological victimizer. Inspired by the enduring ideas and enigmatic characters found in Ibsen's classic The Master Builder, The Master Comic explores issues of race and respectability politics, and examines the existential and identity-related problems specific to African Americans negotiating perceptions of success in the U.S.
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Chicago Reader - Recommended
"...The Master Comic revisits the poisonous legacy of Cosby's "Pull up your sagging pants" respectability politics, and shows how turning a blind eye toward his blatant abuse still haunts the Black community. Despite its flaws, MMPACT's production is thoroughly compelling, excavating the grimy bits of life that we shouldn't look away from."
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