My London Debut on 5 April. YIKES! I need your help.

So my UK debut is fast approaching and I'm still kind of confused why my first set EVER in the UK will be an hour long stand-up set in London, but here we go. I could really use the help of YOU, my United States peoples, who have peoples in London who might be interested in some Kamau and my Kamauhour! (Say it put loud. It's fun.)

The details are below and you can download this flier if you wanna ship it to your peoples across the pond. Here is a Facebook invite too if you go that way.

Also, there's a clip below of my stand-up so they can check me out. Thanks.

I've even included a sample letter to help get you started.


Hey Friend (or other synonym here... maybe even their name),

I think you should go see my friend W. Kamau Bell when he comes to London and plays Hen & Chickens Theatre on Tuesday, 5 April. Kamau is hilarious (or other synonym here). He's been named San Francisco's best comedian three times. America's Punchline Magazine declared, One of our country’s most adept racial commentators with a blistering wit and a willingness to say what you quickly realize you’ve always thought." And Robin Williams called him "ferociously funny." This is his first time in the UK, so treat him well. He's a delicate flower. See a clip of him here.

You can also follow him on Twitter and here is the Facebook invite.


(Insert your name here.)

FNGTAC Podcast #8 - The Obamanomenon: The State of "The State of The Union"

On this episode Vernon & me finally have our long awaited Obama conversation. It happened minutes after Obama's second State of The Union Address and there was much to discuss: Obama & technology, Obama and Michelle, Obama and his new theme music, Obama and Black people, Obama and crazy white people, Obama Now vs. Obama Then. Yup, it's Obama on and on until the break of dawn. (Say that last sentence out loud. It sounds really cool.) And on this episode, Vernon & me also  have some special guests in the form of several other of America's "first Black presidents."

Connect with Vernon on Facebook, Twitter @vurnt22, and

Connect with Kamau on Facebook, Twitter @wkamaubell, and

And you can connect with the Podcast on Twitter @ThatFNGuide

Listen here below or GET US ON iTUNES NOW!!!

Happy Birthday to me?

It's my birthday this week and once again the universe wants to let me know EXACTLY what I am worth.

$2.27??? COME ON! It was named one of 2010 top ten CD's on BOTH iTunes and Punchline Magazine!!!

So if you bid on it and win it, I'll flood* you with some sort of currently undecided WKB Prize Package.

Last time one of my CD's ended up on eBay, it was won by Marco Lamas, and now we are the best of friends.**

So give me an early b-day present, click the pic above, and rescue my CD from the Internetic cut out bin.


* The concept of "flood" is subjective.

** The term "best of friends" is in the eye of the beholder, but we did recently hang out in NYC at a Vernon Reid gig.

Christine Taylor's Top 5 Last Minute Gifts for Comedy Lovers

Here are my Top 5 picks for pretending like you planned ahead while still giving a thoughtful gift that comedy fans will completely love. Also, these downloads are a therapeutic way to get through holiday travel and long family gatherings.


Kamau's gem of an album mixes race, politics, and pop culture into 44 minutes of straight-up funny. Face Full of Flour is also in iTunes' and Punchline Magazine's Top 10 for 2010. I think he's 5 better, but still ... those lists are pretty damn impressive. DOWNLOAD

Go to Christine's Blog to see the rest of the Top 5! It includes Marc Maron, Paul F. Tompkins, Comedy Death Ray, & Jimmy Pardo.

Episode 7 - N Bombs, Kamau Bombs & Vernon's Smart Bombs

In the tradition of epic filmmaking & epic story telling, Kamau has one doozy of story to tell about his last three weeks. And in classic FNGTAC fashion, Vernon takes the conversation waaaaaaaaay off road in a beautiful way. This episode features several epic battles of Good vs. Evil: Kamau vs. Sacramento, Kevin Avery vs. Hollywood, Vernon vs. Hip Hop, Vernon vs. Quentin Tarantino, and even Vernon vs. Apollo Creed(?). And during this epic tale Vernon & Kamau finally have the N Word conversation, and we're not talking about Zen meditation. It took seven episodes for these two black guys to have that conversation. WOW! Maybe instead, they are actually "Far Afield Negroes". This one also features a surprise ending which portends good things to come, and also we finally get to find out exactly what percentage of Vernon that Kamau is. May the force be with them!

Connect with Vernon on Facebook, Twitter @vurnt22, and

Connect with Kamau on Facebook, Twitter @wkamaubell, and

And you can connect with the Podcast on Twitter @ThatFNGuide


I'm #35!!!

I just checked over at iTunes to see... Well, I pretty much look over there several times a day to see if anybody has rated my CD's or podcast or to see if anything like this has happened. It's a fool's errand 99.9% of the time, but today, YAHTZEE!

Thank you to YOU for helping my CD rocket UP the charts. I'm top 40 now. Time to get some leather pants... and one of those JLO hats... and Lil Wayne will of course have to guest on my next CD. So much to do.

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

Download audio (MP3)

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

My CD Face Full of Flour in iTunes 2010 Top Ten Comedy CD!

Don't believe me? Look below...

WOW! That's all I can say is, "WOW!" Two Top Ten Lists in one week! And to think I woulda been happy with zero. Weird.

Thanks to Jordan Davidoff at iTunes. And also thank you to Annie O'Rourke and the gang at

The Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culture Podcast is NEW & NOTEWORTHY

WOOOHOOOOOOO! I was just trolling iTunes (as I'm want to do.), and I was SURPRISED to find out that me and Vernon's podcast, The Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culture, has been declared NEW & NOTEWORTHY by the geniuses at iTunes!!!

(Although, I might have cheated by having it listed in the philosophy section instead of comedy or music. Less competition over there.)

Anyway, this is really a dream project for me and the more support we get the more cool it will become. I have a good feeling. So click on the picture on the left and check it out. Or go straight to iTunes your dangself!

Sneak Peak... of Kamau's NEW CD!

Here's a sneak peak (ummm.. listen) of one track from my CD, "Face Full of Flour." Just in case you were on the fence about picking it up from Amazon or iTunes, this should push you over. This track is entitled Nobel Prize Winning Negro. Listen. Laugh. Send it to your friends. Repeat as necessary.

Face Full of Flour OUT NOW on iTunes!

Click here or go to iTunes and download it until your heart's content... which is probably once. And if you can't make that happen do to the current state of your personal economy, then you can still help by giving it a FIVE STAR rating on iTunes whether you buy it or not. It's time to get grassroots here, peoples!

Thanks! You know I luv you.