Every Monday at 9pm (EST).
Each week, the chat kicks off with a topic and confession* about that topic from one of the hosts or a guest. Here's the schedule with date, topic & confession contributor. Check back soon. The schedule updates frequently. To join the chat, type #BlerdDating into the search bar on your Twitter page. REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THE HASHTAG #BlerdDating IN EVERY TWEET SO YOUR TWEETS SHOW UP IN THE CHAT.
* Contributors retain all rights to their confession.
JUNE 26, 2017: DATING MR. BLACKOUT (aka paging Aa!!)
confession by @hollieharper5
SPECIAL GUEST: Ali LeRoi (@MrLeRoi) is an Emmy Award-winning writer and director on the critically acclaimed comedy, Survivor’s Remorse. Now in it’s 4th Season on the Starz network, Survivor’s Remorse is the brainchild of Mike O’Malley and Exectutive Producer LeBron James, and follows the exploits a young superstar NBA player as he and his family navigate the twists and turns of living with newfound fame and fortune.
Ali is no stranger to award winning and critically acclaimed shows. As the cocreator alongside Chris Rock, and executive producer/director of the hit television series “Everybody Hates Chris”, inspired by the childhood experiences of Rock. Ali was nominated for a Golden Globe, as well as winning two NAACP Image Awards and the 2007 AFI TV Program of the Year Award. He followed that success by partnering with Ice Cube and developing the hit TBS series “Are We There Yet?” (based on the film of the same name) which was picked up by the network for an astounding 100 episodes in the groundbreaking 10/90 deal pioneered by Tyler Perry.
Ali served as a producer and writer on HBO’s “The Chris Rock Show,” for which he won a Cable Ace Award, and received five Emmy nominations. Major motion picture credits include producing and co-writing “Head of State” and “Down to Earth,” as well as producing cult-favorite, “Pootie Tang.”
Ali is an avid photographer and co-host of the podcast “Alias Smith and LeRoi” where he teams with comedian Owen Smith to interview celebrities from various facets of show business including John Ridley, Debbie Allen, and producer/director Reginald Hudlin.. Ali has also served on the Board of the Producer’s Guild of America, as well as holding the current chair as President of The Humanitas Prize, a non-profit organization that awards and promotes the craft of television and film writers. Originally from Chicago, Ali LeRoi currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons
GUEST HOST: Black Tribbles (@blacktribbles) Sci-fi, comic books, movies, video games, cartoons; it all gets tossed around by the 5-headed hairy hoard of Black Tribbles—creator/producer Len Webb aka BatTribble, co-producer Kennedy Allen aka Storm Tribble, Erik Darden aka Master Tribble, Randy Green aka SuperTribble and Jason Richardson aka Spider-Tribble. The team reveals untold stories of geek history, showcases new and upcoming projects, and engages in thought-provoking conversation and provides critical insight into a culture often devoid of a black influence, all with an irreverent tone that delights as it educates.
A hot item on G-town Radio, 900am WURD, iTunes, and Soundcloud since 2011 and doubly honored at the 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards, taking home Streaming Media Project of the Year honors while Richardson was named the Geek of the Year, Black Tribbles Prime - the flagship of the Black Tribbles Podcast Network - made the historic leap to terrestrial radio in 2016 moving to WPPM-LP 106.5FM PhillyCAM People Powered Media in Philadelphia & Camden. This crew now brings their unusual brand of comedy, insight and audacity to a listener base 800,000 strong every Thursday night LIVE 9pm-11pm EST. They also find time to lend their critical expertise to Philly.com with weekly reviews of the best of geekcentric television and more.
The crew regularly invites their guests and fans to find their own ‘Tribble Designation’ and take the Tribbles’ whimsical oath of allegiance into the Tribble Nation, where everyone is ‘Too Cool to be Geeks, Too Cute to be Nerds; we are all Black Tribbles”.
June 5, 2017 - My Biggest Dating Secret - Confession by @IWriteAllDay_
GUEST HOST: Filmmaker and columnist for Black Girl Nerds & The Mary Sue, @cynfinite SPECIAL GUEST: Professional matchmaker and tv personality Devyn Simone!!!!!!! (This is gonna be FUN!!)
June 12, 2017 - Players Need Love Too - Confession by @simplydivaland
GUEST HOSTS: Writer/Psychologist (from Ebony) @JazzKeyes SPECIAL GUESTS: Writer/director/icons (yes, we are DYING) Reggie Rock Bythewood and Gina Prince Bythewood (and they're gonna talk about their FOX series Shots Fired and Gina's new Marvel movie--yasssssssss)
June 19, 2017 - I Was CockBlocked - Confession by @chilltowntv
GUEST HOST: Critical race theorist and podcaster, the one and only Tora Shae (@blackmajiick) returns and SPECIAL GUEST: to be announced soon--and yes, it'll be worth the surprise!
June 26, 2017 - Dating Mr. Blackout - Confession by @HollieHarper5
SPECIAL GUEST: killer (and hilarious) writer/director Ali LeRoi (that's right, from Everybody Hates Chris, The Chris Rock Show, Survivor's Remorse, Are We There Yet? and more!!! YES, WE'RE EXCITED!!!!!)