Blacktastic Black History Month Blacktacular ... Black!
Date/Time:Daily from Thu., February 25 until Fri., February 26
Price: $20-$50 Contact Info: | Event Website
For Whom ...
By Hiya Swanhuyser
"Comedian" is a small term for a person who does standup, but also directs, teaches, and wields PowerPoint like a light saber. W. Kamau Bell is all that and a political commentator at his new show, Blacktastic Black History Month Blacktacular ... Black!
And he must be called comedian, since we have no other word for a professionally funny person other than "funnyperson," and we don't like that one. Bell's the first person to have made a joke about Barack Obama, (according to Comedy Central), the star of several recent long-running shows, and a man we recently had the pleasure to describe as "blowing the fuck up." L.A. has noticed him, suffice to say. He's also a profligate reTweeter. A new CD, Face Full of Flour
wonders "why black + white = black," among other things. Bell is known for to-the-instant topicality, so expect him to take the piss out of John Mayer and muse on liveblogging Precious
, plus commentary on Black History Month, aka "awkward MacDonald’s commercials about Harriet Tubman."