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Well Spoken Comedy Tour Challenges Stereotypes With Laughs

Friday, June 6, 2014

A group of young comics perform in Detroit Saturday night as part of a national road trip. Two members of the Well Spoken Comedy Tour are originally from Detroit.

Mateen Stewart and Myke Wright grew up in town. Gavin Yates is from the Bay Area. They met in Los Angeles about a year ago and recognized they had something in common…comedy.

The members of African-American troupe decided to call themselves the Well Spoken Comedy Tour after recognizing they were each familiar with that back-handed compliment.

WDET's Jerome Vaughn asked Gavin Yates how the group came together.

The Well Spoken Comedy Tour performs at 1515 Broadway in Detroit Saturday night at 7:30 and 9:30.