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Listen my FULL interview on Forum! #GreatestInterviewEver

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.


W. Kamau Bell

Fri, Dec 17, 2010 -- 10:00

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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 7x7 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.

Host: Dave Iverson


  • W. Kamau Bell, San Francisco-based comic

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Kamau to contribute weekly to Citizen Radio podcast.

Citizen Radio Hey All,

So this is pretty cool... OK, I'm just being coy... It's REALLY COOL! I'll be contributing weekly rants/reports centered around race and racism (Surprise SURPRISE!) on the very highly rated and highly followed podcast Citizen Radio! It is co-hosted by Jamie Kilstein, who has quickly become a stand-up comedic force for good (Janeane Garofalo said “Watching Jamie reminds me of why I got into comedy. It is like watching a combination of George Carlin and Bill Hicks”) , and Allison Kilkenny, who is a political blogger everywhere that smart people read political blogs (Huffington Post,, The Nation, True/Slant). They've had Noam Chomsky, Melissa Harris Lacewell, the late Howard Zinn, Janeane Garofalo, and now they want me (?). It is a brilliant show whether I'm on it or not.

I was on their show earlier this year, and they have decided that they want more regular doses of Kamau. Sp far the segment is called, "We're sorry, black people!" The first one will be start airing this Friday, April 30th, I believe. And as a special preshow bonus, I'll be posting the text of them here on my website so you can get sneak peak before you hear my voice exploding out of your speakers.

I'll post the first one later today.

The podcast can be found...

And of course you can subscribe on iTunes!


Boots Riley & an unnamed guitar player. So the hits keep on rolling in. Legendary MC Boots Riley of The Coup ANNNNNNNNNNNNND Street Sweeper Social Club who just Facebooked all about me and my new CD Face Full of Flour. I've pretty much decided that if I can't get my CD to sell, I'm at least gonna get it in the hands of the people who I think would dig it. ANd Boots is DEFINITELY one of those people.

But don't take my word for it. Listen to Boots himself (umm... at least his Facebook page)

"Alright, everyone. All at once now. Go to Itunes and download W. Kamau Bell's new comedy album- Face Full Of Flour. Hilarious, with somethin' to say about the world. You like comedy? You like Dave Chapelle? You like Black People? You'll love this shit." --- Boots Riley, Street Sweeper Social Club

Well from the man who wrote "99 Ways to Kill a CEO" and "Fight, Smash, Win!", these are mighty words, so if I were you I'd quickly do what he said.

Although, feel free to get it from iTunes OR Amazon... That is unless you hate black people.