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Baratunde Thurston Booking Agency Profile

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Comedian and technology lover Baratunde Thurston is the CEO of Cultivated Wit. He is also the author of the bestseller, How To Be Black, and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet, The Onion. Fast Company has named him one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. When hes not delivering keynote talks at gatherings such as SXSW Interactive, LeWeb, and Personal Democracy Forum, he writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and contributes to the MIT Media Lab as a directors fellow. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics, has advised the Obama White House, has more than 10 years experience in standup comedy, and more than 30 years experience being black. His creative and inquisitive mind, forged by his mothers lessons and polished by a philosophy degree from Harvard, have found expression in his monthly Fast Company column, on the sound waves of NPR, and on the screens of news networks such as CNN, MSNBC, BBC, Al Jazeera English, and This Week In Tech. He even hosted his own show on Discovery Science called Popular Sciences Future Of..

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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Baratunde Thurston.

Baratunde Thurston's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of an offer.
CTI can give you exact pricing once we submit your event details to Baratunde Thurston. How much Baratunde Thurston does cost to do an event depends on many variables and the fees we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with booking. Popularity, career stage, and current demand can cause an increase or decrease in pricing. The final fee may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for Baratunde Thurston to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
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There is low probability for Baratunde Thurston to work a gig for anything substantially less than the published price range. We will negotiate with Baratunde Thurston on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Baratunde Thurston, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider Baratunde Thurston's travel costs, as they may require an entourage of staff and equipment. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Baratunde Thurston, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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Performer
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Comedian
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Call For Fee, Age Group-18 To 30's, Age Group-30's-50's, African American, Comedian, Ready For Comedian Connect, Author, Business, Internet Related, Social Issues, Author-Motivational-Leadership, Internet-Social Media, Social Issues-Social Media, Male
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