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According to Punchline Magazine, my latest CD, Face Full of Flour is #7 of 2010's 10 Best Comedy Albums!!!! Woooohoooooooooo!

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 W. Kamau BellThough 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

My NEW Solo Show Debuts in SF 8/28! ONE NIGHT ONLY!

This is the poster for my NEW solo show. It debuts in San Francisco on August 28th @8pm as a part of The Solo Performance Workshop Festival. It's called, "AAAAAAAAAARGH!: A Solo Show About How Frustrating Frustration Can Be"

Come that night, because it may never happen again! Get your tix HERE!

Guess who won The SF Bay Guardian's BEST COMEDIAN!!!

Umm... It was ME! The best part is that it was the READER'S CHOICE! Right between BEST BURLESQUE & BEST MAGICIAN! (Which is kinda what a comedian is. We strip naked and try to make magic happen while people laugh.)

So I that means I owe thanks all to YOU! Or people very much like you...if you, yourself didn't vote.

I assume that some of you coming to my page are trying to get acquainted with whoever this "W. Kamau Bell" person is, so here's quick primer...

Margaret Cho said about me...

“W. Kamau Bell is the most important guy doing comedy right now. Do yourself a favor and go see him. He’s got the most astute, hilarious and completely righteous material going and he’s going to be a legend in his own lifetime like Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce. Think Bill Hicks but slightly taller.”

I'm on Facebook, Twitter, & Youtube. Look to the right side of this page --->

Here's a link to buy my NEW critically acclaimed comedy CD and a clip of my stand-up, followed by a list of upcoming shows!

And here is a list of upcoming shows...

August 13 - The W. Kamau Bell Curve @ UCB in LOS ANGELES 8pm

August 20 - The W. Kamau Bell Curve @ The Comedy Spot in SACRAMENTO BRING A FRIEND OF A DIFFERENT RACE & GET IN 2for1! (Seriously!) 2 shows 8 & 10pm

August 26 - Laughter Against The Machine @ The New Parish in OAKLAND 2 shows 7:30 & 10pm

August 28 - W. Kamau Bell @ Stage Werx in SAN FRANCISCO 8pm

Hope to see you out there soon!

Make me the SF Bay Guardian's BEST COMEDIAN! VOTE!

I have never really campaigned for this kind of thing before but I figure why not? So if you have a minute, go ahead and vote for me. The Best Comedian spot is on the 2nd page of categories. You have to scroll down a bit. I mean, you could vote fore me as Best Tacqueria, but I really don't think I have much of a chance with that one.


Be a local hero! Share your knowledge of everything outstanding in the Bay Area. Vote now!

It's that time again! In 1974 we blazed a trail by being the first paper to present “best of” awards. Every year since then we’ve given Best of the Bay recognition to the people, places, and things that make the Bay Area great.

Our 2010 Best of the Bay issue hits stands July 28 and will include our annual Readers Poll. This is your chance to give a shout-out to what you love best about the Bay Area. Categories this year are: Food and Drink, Arts and Nightlife, Shopping, City Living, and a special section where you can tell us about your very own "Best of the Best." Voting ends at 5 p.m. on June 23. One entry per person, please. Have fun!


LATM Founder is SF Weekly's Best Comedian 2010!!!

This is 3 years in a row that The SF Weekly has gotten it right!. Nato this year, Ali Wong last year, and some black dude the year before that. Extreme congratulations to Nato! Of course I have a steak in this one. Nato is the co-founder of Laughter Against The Machine. We'll be kicking out the comedic jams this summer in Seattle and Portland. You've been warned.

Best Comedian - 2010

Nato Green

Nato Green is a hard-working man in show business. (We can't really say the hardest-working man in show business, in a town so packed with hard-working men in show business.) His Iron Comic series blends improv-style audience participation with traditional stand-up, his work at the Progressive Reading Series kept the writers doubled over, and his Laughing Liberally Local 415 and the New Jew Revue are legendary. He's also a blogger for the Huffington Post, where he recently contributed an Onion-style fiction about a group calling the Tea Party "not conservative enough." The takeaway quote comes from a woman too afraid of Jews to give her name: "I voted for Sarah Palin, but I don't believe a woman's place is to kill a moose. We should leave that to the menfolk." But it is for a single night's work that we honor Green at the moment: Laughter Against the Machine. The show returns this summer, with Green's cohort of W. Kamau Bell, Hari Kondabolu, and, hopefully, Janine Brito, too, reprising the funniest comedy show we've ever seen. The funniest. In a town packed with funny shows.