Christian Finnegan, co-host of Black and White on A&E

Christian Finnegan

Comedian Christian Finnegan is co-host of A&E Network’s new original comedy series, “Black And White,” a provocative weekly in-studio series that tackles the third rail of both comedy and politics: race, along with his longtime friend, comedian Sherrod Small. “Black And White” is set to premiere on Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30PM ET/PT on A&E.

Christian, a standup comedian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as ‘Chad,’ the only white roommate in “Chappelle’s Show’s” infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. He played ‘Martin’ on the popular syndicated sitcom “Are We There Yet?” and politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.”

Over the past decade, Christian Finnegan has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire!,” as well as “Comedy Central Presents,” “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “TODAY,” “Conan,” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”

Christian’s most recent comedy special, “The Fun Part” was released on Netflix in April 2014. It’s available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, “Two for Flinching” and “Au Contraire!”

When he’s not on tour, Christian lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, their faithful pooch Griswold and two dumb parakeets.