CP Time: Black Innovators: The Daily Show


-♪ ♪
-(cheering and applause) Oh. Welcome to CP Time, the only show
that’s for the culture. Now, normally, when you think about
African-American innovation, you think about the peanut or booty twerking. But today we’re discussing
the history of African-American innovators
forgotten by time, because black innovators
have been contributing to America’s economy
from the beginning. And, no, I’m not just talking
about slavery. But let’s talk about slavery. Jack Daniel’s Whiskey,
for example. Now, you might think
this fine Tennessee hooch was invented
by some goofy-ass white dude. And, to be fair, Jack Daniels
does sound like the name of a dude that fights raccoons. But did you know it was a slave who taught Jack
how to make whiskey? That’s right. Whiskey in the 1850s was taught
to Jack Daniels by a former slave. His name was Nearest Green. The whiskey ended up being named
after Jack Daniel, even though Nearest Green
wanted to call it Hey, Man, Drink This Shit
to Get Your Mind Off of Slavery. After the Civil War, Nearest Green became America’s
first black master distiller. So let’s honor Mr. Green
and the fruits of his labor with a toast. (gulps) (groans) Damn, Nearest,
you had to make it burn. Wasn’t your life hard enough? (grunts) Now, on to the story
of Jerry Lawson, a self-taught engineer who invented
the video game cartridge. Before Jerry Lawson, the only video game
you could play was Pong. Look
at this boring-ass video game. Action-packed. Jerry Lawson,
with his invention, gave black people an escape
from racism, much in the same way
Nearest Green did with his Jack Daniel’s. So let’s toast to Nearest Green! (groans)
It burns. (sniffs)
Like a bitch. Mmm! Finally,
our last black innovator, Lonnie Johnson,
an aerospace engineer who, in 1982,
invented the Super Soaker, an invention that brought joy
to both children and wet T-shirt contest
audiences alike. Anyway, the only reason
I wanted to mention Lonnie– so that I could honor
Nearest Green in the most efficient way
possible, high-pressure
alcohol dispensing. That’s right. Oh, Lordy, Lordy, right there. Yes, Lord. (slurps) Whew. Lordy, Lordy! Mmm! So there you have it. To black innovators,
we say thank you. Now somebody bring me a soda, ’cause I got to get something
to chase this with. Oh, Lord. -♪ ♪
-(cheering and applause) That’s all the time we have
for CP Time today. Remember, we’re for the culture.

100 thoughts on “CP Time: Black Innovators: The Daily Show

  1. I kept wondering WTF was going on above his upper lipπŸ˜‚…this piece was very well-done!

  2. I had no idea that a black man invented video game cartridges! That's so awesome! Video games are my life right now!

  3. Why is everyone forgetting about Percy Lavon Julian? What Albert Einstein was to 20th Century physics, Julian was to 20th Century chemistry. The media never talks about black scientists, only athletes and other other trivial things.
    https://youtu.be/O6r7A_unnE0

  4. πŸ˜‹ πŸ˜‹ πŸ˜‹ I Love Jack Daniels. The only alcohol I drink if it's not available it's Vodka, but Jack is #1 in my Book.

  5. This would have ended really funny if Roy shot someone in a city while smoking a blunt.

  6. a brother just found an excuse to get paid while having his Nirus Green at work. Talk about finessing.

  7. Love this segment, the world make black worthless by hiding their contribution to the world…Thank you CT Time

  8. Hahaha I'm starting to love CP time just as much as Trevor's show πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ Keep 'em coming. Love from Oslo

  9. I demanded one CP time video every day this black history month, I didn't receive enough so now I expect this to be a year round thang… thank you Trevor

  10. "Hey, man. Drink this sh*t to get your mind off slavery, no matter how it burns!"

  11. I have a Jack Daniels terrier. No, I don't mean Jack Russell. If you have one of those he can drink whatever he wants.

  12. The secret is just enough adhesive to keep the mustache on while still allowing it freedom to shine and wave

  13. Holy shit, I didn't know Jerry Lawson invented the modern video game console. (Not just carts should be credited to him. The entire home gaming market owns it's existence to him)

  14. I wait and wait for Roy Wood Jr CP time. 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

  15. Lonnie Johnson – on behalf of MANkind, a sincerely felt THANK YOU…..!!!
    You truly made water pistols a MANs best friend…… ( . )( . )

  16. Keep going Trevor CP and Jordan. They are coming into thier groove hard. I feel they have earned the top last night spot imo. Jon knew what he was doing putting Trevor at the chair.

  17. favourite segment on this show, CP FUCKING TIME BABY WOAH! looool "high pressured alcohol dispenser" heheheheh

  18. Roy Wood Jr might be the last funny thing on Comedy Central. Give him the whole show please.

  19. I need that Jack
    Trevor, when you come back to Africa find me in Kenya and bring for me

  20. George Washington Carver figured out hundreds of ways to use the peanut… but some how overlooked turning it into peanut butter – EPIC FAIL!

  21. That's awesome! Ooh that burns! Wasn't slavery torture enough? Lol. Bet white supremacists have no idea that they're drinking a black man's whiskey while playing video games that wouldn't exist if a black man didn't come up w the idea while taking shots out of a black man's invention or letting their children play w it. Hell, they probably still eat peanut butter. Three of the favorite things in the most racist places were invented by the race they hate, oh the beautiful irony! Oh, I'm gonna use this to piss them off when talking to them. They already get weirded out and defensive when they find out I'm not white. I like to fuck w them and show them they're wrong. It's a hobby

  22. Anyone else notice the recurring phrase β€œlike a bitch” in each episode?

  23. "And no I'm not just talking about slavery. But let's talk about slavery!" fucking lol, I about had a spit take to that

  24. I am loving the CP Time videos! * takes a sip of "Hey man drink this shit" * For The Culture…and the brothahs who ain't here. :o)

  25. "And no, I'm not just talking about slavery…but let's talk about slavery." lmao

  26. No wonder I've always preferred JD. Neat, on the rocks, black(pun kind of intended)…πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†

  27. The really nifty shit about Lonnie Johnson is he also helped Nerf improve every one of their toy blasters (that's why everything made in the last ten years says "Elite"). And he puts all the profit he earns from every Super Soaker and Nerf blaster (both the most popular brands in their categories) into his research for more efficient energy production. Yup, he's got a Master's Degree in Nuclear Engineering. In fact, the prototype for his water gun was one of his designs for a more efficient hydro-pump. He owns over 80 patents. And he might just revolutionize life on this planet. Guy's just a straight-up awesome dude.

    Here's one of is Ted Talks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y39WNUdbkM

  28. sigh fight exception impression hang overwhelming role being wonder.

  29. Have you noticed how much more drinking is there on late night since 2016?

  30. It's a bit dishonest and misleading to suggest that without cartridges video games would have looked like pong. Arcades were a thing you know.

  31. Ooh man 🀣 that first struggle breathe Roy took after the first shot😣😫, I almost choked laughing so hard. Thanks Roy I needed that

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  33. High pressure, alcohol dispenserπŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜
    " its for the cultre"πŸ˜›πŸ˜

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