On September 19, W. Kamau Bell performed his comic monologue titled “The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour.” Although we were not able to record his public lecture, seminar participants Julia Elmore and Grace Frye interviewed Mr. Bell for an article in The Trinitonian.The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour is one part manifesto, one part diatribe, and several parts funny. Kamau has taken The Curve to NACA nationals, loads of colleges, and to other cool places like the NY Fringe Festival, the Facing Race Conference, the NY Comedy Festival (critic’s pick in Time Out NY), the soloNOVA Festival, the Moontower Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (comedy pick in The Guardian).
About W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell is a sociopolitical comedian who is the host of the Emmy Award nominated, hit CNN docu-series, United Shades of America. Before United Shades, Kamau was best known for his critically acclaimed, but criminally short-lived FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” Kamau is also proud to be the ACLU’s Ambassador of Racial Justice. Although he’s also pretty upset that they didn’t give him a badge. Kamau is also the host of Kamau Right Now!, a public radio talk show that airs on KALW in San Francisco. And he is also excited about his new politics podcast with his friend, comedian Hari Kondabolu, called Politically Re-Active. But Kamau may be most excited about his podcast Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period. The SF Weekly called Kamau “smart, stylish, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle,” though he was more excited that they called him “handsome.“