Hannibal Buress, known for his work as both an actor and writer on “The Eric Andre Show,” and his role as Lincoln Rice in “Broad City,” will headline Social Programming Board’s annual fall comedy show on Oct. 18 in Graham Chapel.
Just as people were starting to ask whether Social Programming Board even remembered to book a fall comedy artist, the group announced that Hannibal Buress—absurdist comedian, provocateur and propagator of the Bill Cosby rape allegations—would be taking the Graham Chapel stage Oct. 18.
For these reasons, the Sept. 14 announcement that Lil Dicky, the San Francisco-based white rapper, would be headlining fall WILD was deeply disappointing and troubling. Blatantly put, Lil Dicky is problematic under the guise of a satirical millennial rapper.
A group of 16 students, many of them leaders in minority advocacy groups on campus, released an open letter Thursday condemning Social Programming Board, and the Washington University student body more generally, for the selection of white rapper Lil Dicky to headline this semester’s WILD.
If my voice is completely ignored by SPB, why should I have to pay the bill?
In response to the divisive politics of this year’s WILD headliner, rapper Lil Dicky, an “Alternative WILD” will take place after a walk-out following the opening performance of hip-hop artist Lizzo.
The Social Programming Board executive board responded to backlash over the fall WILD lineup, apologizing for the complains brought against the WILD selection process and outlining steps to improve the procedure in a statement released Thursday, Sept. 27.
It was only when there was outrage on social media that Student Life published its bombastic editorial, more than one week after it first learned of the pick.
here are four suggestions to fix WILD, or, you know, at least make it a little bit less of a perpetual controversy.
In the wake of major controversy over fall’s WILD headliner, Lil Dicky, the Social Programming Board has dealt with a number of external conflicts. Next month, three new executive members are ready to pick up the gauntlet.