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Dulcé Sloan Hits The Beach As 'The Daily Show' Host

By Andrew Sanford | TV | May 2, 2023 |

By Andrew Sanford | TV | May 2, 2023 |


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My favorite thing about the current run of guest hosts on The Daily Show is that the correspondents get a chance to show off. They work at the show, day in and day out, and have developed plenty of material. They know the audience, and arguably, more importantly, they know themselves. These pros have established bits that demonstrate their strengths. Dulcé Sloan is no different.

Sloan has a recurring segment on the show called We Don’t Do That. In it, she explores an activity that Black people don’t (usually) do through an interview with a Black person who does do that thing. The segments are funny and uplifting. The people she interviews tend to have an inspiring reason for why they do what they do, as was the case with the co-founder of the Black Surfing Association, Lou Harris.

Harris started the association in Queens in New York City. A young boy had started a fire in a tenement building because he was “bored.” That fire ended up killing a man. Harris saw this and thought that if the boy had something to do, he might not have started the fire. Thus the Black Surfing Association was born. Harris teaches children (of all races and orientations) how to swim, for free. It’s pretty great!

Speaking of great, let’s talk about Dulcé Sloan. She is right at home in this segment. She’s funny and empathetic. There is no shtick or game to what she’s doing. She’s listening and learning. What could be a throwaway joke about Black people not swimming turns into something heartfelt and open-minded.

Dulcé Sloan is off to a great start! It’s a damn shame that the writers’ strike may cut her week short, but it’s a bigger shame that writers aren’t paid appropriately, so what are you gonna do?