Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) Schools Us on Optimism

APR 11, 202432 MIN
We Disrupt This Broadcast

Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) Schools Us on Optimism

APR 11, 202432 MIN

Description

<p>In this episode, comedian Joyelle Nicole Johnson interviews writer-actor-creator Quinta Brunson about her breakout ABC series, <em>Abbott Elementary,</em> which explores nuanced topics like charter schools and underfunded public education in the most unexpected way – through a lighthearted workplace comedy. Abbott Elementary has built an enormous audience, earned several historic Emmys, and revitalized and revolutionized the network comedy. In this intimate yet lively conversation, Joyelle and Quinta talk Black 90s sitcoms, tackling tough issues with humor, and the enduring power of optimism. Later, host Gabe Gonzalez talks to TV critic Eric Deggans about the ways <em>Abbott Elementary </em>is continuing the legacy of the great Black sitcoms of the 90s and why this representation is so culturally relevant. </p>