"'Ask a Slave' Makes Depressingly Stupid Tourist Questions Hilarious"
"Now, she's made her experiences fielding actual stupid questions from actual stupid tourists into a video series that not only invites laughter, it encourages people to think a little harder about how we lionize the Founding Fathers as paragons of morality."
"the real genius of this series is that slavery is not the butt of the joke here."
"The production is great and Azie has amazing comedic timing, but the real genius of this series is that slavery is not the butt of the joke here. The humor comes from the clueless tourists that clearly know nothing about slavery or our nation’s history."
"'Ask A Slave' ends up hitting a wide array of emotional marks"
"Most importantly, however, Ask A Slave imparts very real lessons about the history of slavery in the United States. As with Drunk History, viewers will smile all the way through, and at the end, will be surprised at how much they have learned. I’m sure Dungey is happy to see that, outside of Mount Vernon, she has succeeded in teaching others how to properly approach the often-misunderstood institution of slavery."
"'Ask a Slave' talks race and gender issues in the age of YouTube"
"[Dungey]’s part of a budding revolution. Fed up with not finding accurate or nuanced representations of themselves in television or film, many black women have found a home on YouTube, creating series and parodies that address serious issues surrounding race and gender."