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Sept 6 San Francisco, CA Stage Werx Theatre – Me & Boots Riley in Conversation – A Benefit for Laughter Against The Machine
Laughter Against The Machine’s Tour & Documentary
Sept 10 Phoenix, AZ Space 55 BUY TICKETS
Sept 14 Chicago, IL Greenhouse Theater BUY TICKETS
Sept 16 Dearborn, MI Henry Ford / Adray Auditorium BUY TICKETS
Sept 17 Madison, WI Bartell Theatre BUY TICKETS
Nov 9-10 Washington, DC DC Arts Center BUY TICKETS
Nov 11-12 New Orleans, LA La Nuit Comedy Theater BUY TICKETS
Nov 14-15 Oakland, CA New Parish Theater BUY TICKETS
And we only have days left to raise the money we need to make the documentary about all this nuttiness! Can we borrow 5 bucks to make it happen? Thanks!
While I was in Edinburgh I got my friends Margaret Cho (1st video) & Hal Sparks (2nd video) to make appeals to their peoples and beyond about Laughter Against The Machine’s Kickstarter campaign. Watch ‘em. Enjoy ‘em. Spread ‘em around ‘em!
Comedy: W. Kamau Bell & Friends To Launch ‘Laughter Against the Machine’ Tour
Do you like your comedy seasoned with spicy social and political commentary? AP friend W. Kamau Bell is a part of the ‘Laughter Against the Machine’ (LATM) tour and documentary film project. Also on the bill: comedians Nato Green and Janine Brito. The tour starts Sept. 10 in Phoenix (see schedule below) and will be filmed for a documentary (click HERE if you’d like to help fund the production). To give you an idea of the madness they have in store for you, here’s the promo trailer. Racism, gay rights, feminism, you name it! Check it. – L C-D
Welcome to The Bell Curve Project! Much like nobody saw his solo show coming, nobody will see this coming (unless you’re reading this). And this time instead of just taking on Race, Kamau is taking on everything… one show at a time. “When I initially began doing The Bell Curve, I immediately realized that I enjoyed the idea behind it of taking one subject and attacking it from different angles and trying to find unique approaches to something that we all as a society had spend lots of time thinking about. I knew it didn’t always have to be about race. I even did a few shows at Stage Werx where I focused on things like Black History Month and frustration. That is where I really feel like my comedic itch gets scratched.”
The major difference with The Bell Curve Project is that this time Kamau is not doing it alone. He has recruited a gang of his favorite comedians, writers, producers, and even a rockstar rapper to help him out. It’s like a murders’ row of talent from The Bay Area and yes, even from LA and New York. They include Alex Koll (Just For Laughs Festival, Bay Area Air Guitar Champion), Kevin Camia (iTunes Top Ten Comedy CD of 2010), Kevin Kataoka (Lopez Tonight, MadTV), Chuck Sklar (Lopez Tonight & HBO’s Chris Rock Show) and regular Kamau cohorts, Janine Brito (laughter Against The Machine), Nato Green (Laughter Against The Machine), and Kevin Avery (Siskel & Negro), and the original director of The W. Kamau Bell Curve, Martha Rynberg. And the rockstar rapper / activist / Bay Area legend himself, founder of The Coup and co-founder of Street Sweeper Social Club, Boots Riley. The Bell Curve Project will be a hybrid of a diatribe, video clips and segments, talk show elements, sketch comedy, and a good old-fashioned Kamau show. Special guests TBA. Read More…
If you can’t get to one of my San Francisco New Year’s Eve (and Eve Eve and New Year’s Day) Shows, puhleeeeeeeeeeeeeease check me and my band of comedians, Laughter Against The Machine in OAKLAND(!!!) at The New Parish on February 8 & 9. Get YOUR tickets HERE
Or maybe in Sacramento on February 11th at The Sacramento Comedy Spot. (not on the 12th despite what the super cool poster says). Get YOUR tickets HERE
This should be cool. I was asked by to pick a comedy to be screened as a part of LOL-SF: A Celebration of Comedy Onscreen and I picked “Coming to America.”… After Glengarry Glen Ross, Goodfellas, Casino, and Tombstone were all truned down as not being actual comedies… no matter how much, “I’m your huckleberry.” makes me laugh.
Anyway, COMING TO AMERICA!!! Get your “Soul Glo” ready. Clean the royal private parts. Prepare your argument for whether you call him “Clay” or “Ali.” And laugh at Aresenio Hall liek you haven’t since the early 90’s.
COMING TO AMERICA
I’ll introduce it, and then I’ll talk about it afterward. And it’s only TEN BUCKS!
AND THEN that same night at 8p, I’m doing some stand-up comedy at Stage Werx Theatre on 533 Sutter St. (at Powell), San Francisco, CA. I just booked this show yesterday, because I’ve been itching to do a longer set in the city for a while. It’s been a while since SF saw my smiling face onstage. And I’ll be sharing the stage with one of my favorite comedians, Janine Brito. Maybe some other special guests, too! I don’t know, yet. I’m just figuring it out. AND THIS IS ALSO ONLY TEN BUCKS!!!
So there you go, I’ve planned your entire Saturday.
Not that you have to come to both… or either… but I’d love to see you at one… or the other… you get the idea.