I think I like this interview so much because she took everything I said and then re-calibrated it make it more British-y, which makes me sound more intelligent to me… because I’m a self-hating American.
So you wanted my critically acclaimed CD, Face Full of Flour, for a while now but the current economy has made it such that you couldn’t scrape together the ten bucks. Well, I understand so I have partnered with the awesome racial justice organization Colorlines to come up with a way for you to get my CD FOR FREE and do some good.
Just click here (or the image above) and you can be whisked to fill out a short survey. In the process you will be helping them figure out ways make the world a better place. You know you wanna.
It’s a win, win! I want you to have my CD. You want to have my CD. And we both want the world to be a mo’ better place. Enjoy!
So my UK debut is fast approaching and I’m still kind of confused why my first set EVER in the UK will be an hour long stand-up set in London, but here we go. I could really use the help of YOU, my United States peoples, who have peoples in London who might be interested in some Kamau and my Kamauhour! (Say it put loud. It’s fun.)
My London Debut 5 April
The details are below and you can download this flier if you wanna ship it to your peoples across the pond. Here is a Facebook invite too if you go that way.
Also, there’s a clip below of my stand-up so they can check me out. Thanks.
I’ve even included a sample letter to help get you started.
Hey Friend (or other synonym here… maybe even their name),
I think you should go see my friend W. Kamau Bell when he comes to London and plays Hen & Chickens Theatre on Tuesday, 5 April. Kamau is hilarious (or other synonym here). He’s been named San Francisco’s best comedian three times. America’s Punchline Magazine declared, “One of our country’s most adept racial commentators with a blistering wit and a willingness to say what you quickly realize you’ve always thought.” And Robin Williams called him “ferociously funny.” This is his first time in the UK, so treat him well. He’s a delicate flower. See a clip of him here.
Here are my Top 5 picks for pretending like you planned ahead while still giving a thoughtful gift that comedy fans will completely love. Also, these downloads are a therapeutic way to get through holiday travel and long family gatherings.
FACE FULL OF FLOUR, W. KAMAU BELL
Kamau’s gem of an album mixes race, politics, and pop culture into 44 minutes of straight-up funny. Face Full of Flour is also in iTunes’ and Punchline Magazine’s Top 10 for 2010. I think he’s 5 better, but still … those lists are pretty damn impressive. DOWNLOAD
Go to Christine’s Blog to see the rest of the Top 5! It includes Marc Maron, Paul F. Tompkins, Comedy Death Ray, & Jimmy Pardo.
In the tradition of epic filmmaking & epic story telling, Kamau has one doozy of story to tell about his last three weeks. And in classic FNGTAC fashion, Vernon takes the conversation waaaaaaaaay off road in a beautiful way. This episode features several epic battles of Good vs. Evil: Kamau vs. Sacramento, Kevin Avery vs. Hollywood, Vernon vs. Hip Hop, Vernon vs. Quentin Tarantino, and even Vernon vs. Apollo Creed(?). And during this epic tale Vernon & Kamau finally have the N Word conversation, and we’re not talking about Zen meditation. It took seven episodes for these two black guys to have that conversation. WOW! Maybe instead, they are actually “Far Afield Negroes”. This one also features a surprise ending which portends good things to come, and also we finally get to find out exactly what percentage of Vernon that Kamau is. May the force be with them!
Connect with Vernon on Facebook, Twitter @vurnt22, and www.livingcolour.com
Connect with Kamau on Facebook, Twitter @wkamaubell, and www.wkamaubell.com
And you can connect with the Podcast on Twitter @ThatFNGuide
I just checked over at iTunes to see… Well, I pretty much look over there several times a day to see if anybody has rated my CD’s or podcast or to see if anything like this has happened. It’s a fool’s errand 99.9% of the time, but today, YAHTZEE!
Proud to be 2 below Bill Burr & 1 above Jeff Dunham!
Thank you to YOU for helping my CD rocket UP the charts. I’m top 40 now. Time to get some leather pants… and one of those JLO hats… and Lil Wayne will of course have to guest on my next CD. So much to do.
This was the best radio interview I’ve ever done. Mostly because it was an hour focused all on ME! Dave Iverson, the host, asked probing and intelligent and thoughtful questions… which is certainly not always the case for radio. Afterward, I met all the black people at KQED… three. (Just kidding… I met three but I saw five.)
It was a lot of fun… the second half many people called in and they were all cool. Enjoy. And I understand if you don’t have enough interest to take the whole hour of KAMAU! It was like Frost/Nixon… but less jowl-ly and confrontational.
San Francisco-based comic W. Kamau Bell is known for telling the very first joke about President Obama on Comedy Central, when he memorably predicted in 2005 that Obama was not going to win the election. Bell joins us in the studio for a conversation on humor, and race.
Bell has been named best San Francisco comedian by 7×7 Magazine, The San Francisco Bay Guardian and SF Weekly. His new comedy album “Face Full of Flour” made the iTunes list of best comedy albums of 2010 — and he’s performing at the Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve.
Which begs the question… WHY DON’T YOU HAVE IT YET???
You can get it if you click right next to this blog. Look to the right of where you’re reading now.
Don’t believe I’m #7? See below OR click here to read the entire list. Many of my friends are on it, like Glenn Wool & Hannibal Buress, and Kyle Kinane.
#7 – W. KAMAU BELL – FACE FULL OF FLOUR Though not everyone knows it quite yet, San Francisco-based W. Kamau Bell is one of our country’s most adept racial and political commentators; he’s got a blistering wit and a willingness to say what you quickly realize you’ve always thought. He’s relentlessly intelligent, fusing references to create a rich expression of incredulity in a post-Obama world. Note to working comedians: despite what’s been said time and again, it’s possible make fun of our current president and mean it. Kamau is an Obama supporter but deftly takes the piss out of him when necessary. And all of that is there for us to play – and re-play – on Face Full of Flour, a masterful, thinking man’s album. Buy Face Full of Flour