HK: When I was in Oakland, in the summer of 2013, to record my album, there were rallies all over the country, because of the Trayvon Martin verdict, and Zimmerman being found not guilty. Also, Oakland was also dealing with the death of Oscar Grant, right? The "Fruitvale Station" movie had just come out, and this had triggered a lot more protests in Oakland, really up the block from The New Parish, the venue I was performing in. There were, I wouldn't say rioting but there was definitely clashes with the police and protests, and it was very heated. And there was a lot of sadness and frustration and anger, rightfully so. So, when people came to my show it was basically the next day. When you hear my album, it's lots of clapping and uproarious cheering. And it was very shocking to me, I was thrown off by how much energy was there. It wasn't the usual flows of my comedy shows—it was more aggressive. And afterward, people were thanking me and saying "we needed this. You have no idea how much we needed this." And then I understood why it sounded the way it sounded. I had come during this period where so many people were in pain. So many of my audience, you know, because of what I do, would have been at those rallies, would've been there with the police. For them to hear somebody talk about what I was talking about, about race, injustice, and brutality, I think it resonated a lot differently. It was very personal and cathartic. Not only for them but for me as well.