Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston

Infobox Celebrity
name = Baratunde Rafiq Thurston
caption = Baratunde Rafiq Thurston
birth_date = birth date and age|1977|09|11
birth_place = flagicon|USA Washington, DC, USA
occupation = Comedian, author
website = http://www.baratunde.com

Baratunde Rafiq Thurston (born September 11, 1977 in Washington, DC) is a comedian based in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City, New York. He is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University.

Thurston is the author of three books:

# "Better than Crying: Poking Fun at Politics, the Press & Pop Culture" (2004)
# "Keep Jerry Falwell Away from My Oreo Cookies" (2005)
# "Thank You Congressional Pages (For Being So Damn Sexy!)" (2006)

As part of "Laughing Liberally", Thurston mc'd the YearlyKos convention in 2006 [cite web | url=http://www.politicstv.com/blog/?p=363 | title=PoliticsTV entry covering the 2006 YearlyKos | date=July 14, 2006 | accessdate=2008-04-07] and also appeared in 2007. [cite news | url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/05/us/politics/05dems.html | title=Democratic Candidates Spar at ‘Netroots’ Forum | publisher=The New York Times | date=August 5, 2007 | accessdate=2008-04-07 | author=Jeff Zeleny]

Thurston is a supporter of presidential candidate Barack Obama. [cite web | url=http://baratunde.com/blog | title=Thurston's blog, goodCRIMETHINK] . He has contributed to the Huffington Post [cite web | url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/baratunde-thurston | title=Huffington Post blog posts by Thurston | accessdate=2008-04-07] and the Weekly Dig [cite web | url=http://www.weeklydig.com/search/node/baratunde+thurston | title=Search for 'Baratunde Thurston' on Weekly Dig | accessdate=2008-04-07] .

External links

* [http://www.baratunde.com/ Baratunde Thurston's web site]
* [http://www.scribd.com/doc/18350/Keep-Jerry-Falwell-Away-From-My-Oreo-Cookies "Keep Jerry Falwell Away from My Oreo Cookies"]
* [http://www.scribd.com/doc/18341/Thank-You-Congressional-Pages-for-being-so-damn-sexy "Thank You Congressional Pages (For Being So Damn Sexy!)"]
* [http://www.theyoungturks.com/story/2008/5/16/2092/22694/ Baratunde Thurston on The Young Turks]
* [http://www.theonion.com/content/news/obamas_hillbilly_half_brother Baratunde makes an appearance in "The Onion"]

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