7x7 Magazine --- a publication that caters to the elite (umm... rich white folks --- not that there is anything wrong with that... to quote Seinfeld) of San Francisco --- names yours truly the Best Comedian of 2010. Next up, me and Gavin Newsom will be partying like it's our birthdays. I'm still in NYC, so somebody save me a few copies.
We need W. Kamau Bell to urge people to do educational, evolutionary things like “Make a Black Friend” and to call out the follies and frenzies of so-called post-racial America. The bravest and smartest SF comic and solo performer to tackle race, as well as a stealth educator and director, Bell will go down in history as the first comedian to tell an Obama joke (on the Comedy Channel, circa 2005), toasted by everyone from Time Out New York to Boots Riley of the Coup to Margaret Cho (who describes him as “the most important guy doing comedy right now. ... Think Bill Hicks but slightly taller”). July 14, Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., 415-397-7573, punchlinecomedyclub.com, wkamaubell.com