Comic and actor Baron Vaughn’s latest project isn’t a stand-up special – it’s a documentary that follows his search for his unknown father, an intensely personal hour-long journey that’ll air on Fusion this April.
Variety reports that the film, titled Fatherless, “demonstrates Vaughn’s desire to be more than a statistic and instead search for the man whose absence required Vaughn to formulate his own construct of the black male identity.”
The black identity in general is a topic of interest for Vaughn, both in his stand-up and offstage (and in the acting gigs he pursues, as evidenced by his award-worthy starring role on Grace and Frankie); he’s the producer and host UCB’s wildly popular live show “The New Negroes,” a showcase of up-and-coming comics of color.
On the lighter end of the spectrum, you can also catch Vaughn in the upcoming reboot of MST3K.
Here’s an animated trailer for Fatherless that gives some background on Vaughn’s complex relationship with the father he’s never known:
Fatherless airs April 2nd on Fusion.