Christian Lander stirred up countless conversations with his blog and book Stuff White People Like. Readers recognised themselves being skewered in his every paragraph. But what’s it all about really?
In conversation with John Safran, Lander unpicks the serious questions of identity that underpin some funny business.
Thirty-year-old Christian Lander was born and raised in Toronto. After spending eight years in the ivory tower of academia (white people love graduate school), he moved to Los Angeles to work in the interactive industry.
John Safran is an award-winning documentary-maker of provocative and hilarious takes on race, the media, religion and other issues.
John first hit TV screens in 1997 on Race Around the World (ABC TV). Both John Safran's Music Jamboree (SBS, 2002) and John Safran vs. God (SBS, 2004) won Australian Film Industry awards for Best Comedy Series and Most Original Concept, and were also nominated for Logie Awards.
Other shows include John Safran's Race Relations (ABC TV, 2009), which was nominated for two awards at the prestigious Rose d'Or Festival in Switzerland, and Speaking in Tongues (SBS, 2005–6). John also co-hosted Sunday Night Safran, a radio talk show on Triple J with cranky but beloved Catholic priest, Father Bob Maguire.