Comedy Meets Social Commentary in Hulu’s ‘Woke’

From left, Blake Anderson, T. Murph and Lamorne Morris in Hulu’s new series ‘Woke.‘
From left, Blake Anderson, T. Murph and Lamorne Morris in Hulu's new series 'Woke.' Hulu
From left, Blake Anderson, T. Murph and Lamorne Morris in Hulu’s new series ‘Woke.‘
From left, Blake Anderson, T. Murph and Lamorne Morris in Hulu's new series 'Woke.' Hulu

Comedy Meets Social Commentary in Hulu’s ‘Woke’

“I’m not woke. I’m aware.”

That’s the answer Chicago comedian T. Murph gives when he’s asked about his relationship to the title of Woke, a new series that dropped on Hulu earlier this month.

T. Murph plays the role of Clovis, friend and roommate of Keef, the show’s protagonist (played by Lamorne Morris), who tries to avoid controversy in his work until the world forces him to do otherwise.

Nerdette host Greta Johnsen talked with T. Murph about what being woke means to him, if he moves through the world like his character and whether art demands activism. Press the ‘play’ button to hear the conversation.