Bloomington, IN - Limestone Comedy Festival
Jun
1
Jun 2

Bloomington, IN - Limestone Comedy Festival

  • Bloomington IN

After a tough end to 2016, Limestone Comedy Festival could not be happier to announce the following: W. Kamau Bell- one of the leading political voices in comedy today- will open the 5th Annual Limestone Comedy Festival on June 1st!

GET FESTIVAL BADGES HERE. (Single show tickets go on sale in early May)

San Francisco, CA - Politically Re-Active: W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu at Comedy Central's Colossal Clusterfest
Jun
4
3:00 pm15:00

San Francisco, CA - Politically Re-Active: W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu at Comedy Central's Colossal Clusterfest

  • San Francisco, CA

Comedians and longtime pals Hari Kondabolu and W. Kamau Bell help us navigate through the ever changing political landscape in America on their hit podcast Politically Re-Active. The hosts get some help from some of today’s most fascinating artists, activists, writers, journalists, and political thinkers like Roxane Gay, dream hampton, Shaun King, Amy Goodman and Jake Tapper (to name a few).“Hold up, wait a minute,” is a regular utterance and theme of the show, giving the hosts a second to step back and delve into some of the confusing facets of our political system (or let Hari enlighten the listeners on obscure 90s hip hop). Kamau and Hari have the important discussions about how we move forward in the age of Trump. What does the resistance look like and how can we all be a part of it? What do we need to know to stay active but also to stay joyful? 

* Exact time/date/venue for performance TBD *

GET YOUR FESTIVAL PASSES HERE. 

Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
Jun
8
8:00 pm20:00

Baltimore, MD - Soundstage

  • Soundstage

As the release of Kamau's second season of his hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America approaches, Kamau is back on the road doing the stand-up comedy that got him here in the first place. Kamau's first hour long comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro (directed by Morgan Spurlock), debuted in the spring to rave reviews, getting a grade of "B+" inEntertainment Weekly and an "A" in The Onion's A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club said, "W. Kamau Bell isn’t going to stay just semi-prominent for much longer."

GET TICKETS HERE!

Arlington, VA - Arlington Drafthouse
Jun
9
7:30 pm19:30

Arlington, VA - Arlington Drafthouse

  • Arlington Drafthouse

As the release of Kamau's second season of his hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America approaches, Kamau is back on the road doing the stand-up comedy that got him here in the first place. Kamau's first hour long comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro (directed by Morgan Spurlock), debuted in the spring to rave reviews, getting a grade of "B+" inEntertainment Weekly and an "A" in The Onion's A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club said, "W. Kamau Bell isn’t going to stay just semi-prominent for much longer.

BUY TICKETS HERE. 

Arlington, VA - Arlington Drafthouse
Jun
9
10:00 pm22:00

Arlington, VA - Arlington Drafthouse

  • Arlington Drafthouse

As the release of Kamau's second season of his hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America approaches, Kamau is back on the road doing the stand-up comedy that got him here in the first place. Kamau's first hour long comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro (directed by Morgan Spurlock), debuted in the spring to rave reviews, getting a grade of "B+" inEntertainment Weekly and an "A" in The Onion's A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club said, "W. Kamau Bell isn’t going to stay just semi-prominent for much longer."

BUY TICKETS HERE. 

Norfolk, VA - Attucks Theatre
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

Norfolk, VA - Attucks Theatre

  • Attucks Theatre

As the release of Kamau's second season of his hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America approaches, Kamau is back on the road doing the stand-up comedy that got him here in the first place. Kamau's first hour long comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro (directed by Morgan Spurlock), debuted in the spring to rave reviews, getting a grade of "B+" inEntertainment Weekly and an "A" in The Onion's A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club said, "W. Kamau Bell isn’t going to stay just semi-prominent for much longer."

GET TICKETS HERE! 

Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre

  • The Vic Theatre

As the release of Kamau's second season of his hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America approaches, Kamau is back on the road doing the stand-up comedy that got him here in the first place. Kamau's first hour long comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro (directed by Morgan Spurlock), debuted in the spring to rave reviews, getting a grade of "B+" inEntertainment Weekly and an "A" in The Onion's A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club said, "W. Kamau Bell isn’t going to stay just semi-prominent for much longer."

GET TICKETS HERE!

Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live

  • 20 Monroe Live

As the release of Kamau's second season of his hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America approaches, Kamau is back on the road doing the stand-up comedy that got him here in the first place. Kamau's first hour long comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro (directed by Morgan Spurlock), debuted in the spring to rave reviews, getting a grade of "B+" inEntertainment Weekly and an "A" in The Onion's A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club said, "W. Kamau Bell isn’t going to stay just semi-prominent for much longer."

GET TICKETS HERE!

Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
Jun
18
7:00 pm19:00

Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit

  • The Fillmore Detroit

As the release of Kamau's second season of his hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America approaches, Kamau is back on the road doing the stand-up comedy that got him here in the first place. Kamau's first hour long comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro (directed by Morgan Spurlock), debuted in the spring to rave reviews, getting a grade of "B+" inEntertainment Weekly and an "A" in The Onion's A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club said, "W. Kamau Bell isn’t going to stay just semi-prominent for much longer."

GET TICKETS HERE!


Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre

  • Neptune Theatre

As the release of Kamau's second season of his hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America approaches, Kamau is back on the road doing the stand-up comedy that got him here in the first place. Kamau's first hour long comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro (directed by Morgan Spurlock), debuted in the spring to rave reviews, getting a grade of "B+" inEntertainment Weekly and an "A" in The Onion's A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club said, "W. Kamau Bell isn’t going to stay just semi-prominent for much longer."

GET TICKETS HERE!

Eugene, OR - Hult Center for the Performing Arts
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Eugene, OR - Hult Center for the Performing Arts

  • Hult Center for the Performing Arts

As the release of Kamau's second season of his hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America approaches, Kamau is back on the road doing the stand-up comedy that got him here in the first place. Kamau's first hour long comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro (directed by Morgan Spurlock), debuted in the spring to rave reviews, getting a grade of "B+" inEntertainment Weekly and an "A" in The Onion's A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club said, "W. Kamau Bell isn’t going to stay just semi-prominent for much longer."

GET TICKETS HERE!

San Francisco, CA - Kamau Right Now!
May
18
6:45 pm18:45

San Francisco, CA - Kamau Right Now!

  • Bayview Opera House

W. Kamau Bell and KALW have teamed up to create KAMAU RIGHT NOW! a live radio and social media event that transforms the political and cultural conversation of the moment into what Kamau calls “a three-ring circus of relevance.” 

The next episode of Kamau Right Now! is on Thursday, May 18th at the newly-renovated Bayview Opera House in San Francisco.  The show starts at 6:45pm, and we're live on KALW at 7:00pm.  

W. Kamau Bell's guests will include comedian Natasha Muse, activist Cat Brooks, and cultural critic & hip hop scholar Jeff Chang.  Plus, live music from Mino Yanci.  If you'd like to be in the audience, GET TICKETS HERE!!! 

 

Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
May
11
8:00 pm20:00

Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater

  • Boulder Theater

As the release of Kamau's second season of his hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America approaches, Kamau is back on the road doing the stand-up comedy that got him here in the first place. Kamau's first hour long comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro (directed by Morgan Spurlock), debuted in the spring to rave reviews, getting a grade of "B+" inEntertainment Weekly and an "A" in The Onion's A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club said, "W. Kamau Bell isn’t going to stay just semi-prominent for much longer."

GET TICKETS HERE.

 

Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
May
10
7:00 pm19:00

Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

As the release of Kamau's second season of his hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America approaches, Kamau is back on the road doing the stand-up comedy that got him here in the first place. Kamau's first hour long comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro (directed by Morgan Spurlock), debuted in the spring to rave reviews, getting a grade of "B+" inEntertainment Weekly and an "A" in The Onion's A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club said, "W. Kamau Bell isn’t going to stay just semi-prominent for much longer."

GET TICKETS HERE!

Oakland, CA - The Book Tour for 'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell'
May
6
2:00 pm14:00

Oakland, CA - The Book Tour for 'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell'

  • Starline Social Club

'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell' will be a humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of evergreen issues, such as race relations; fatherhood; the state of law enforcement today; comedians and superheroes; right-wing politics; failure; his interracial marriage; his upbringing by very strong-willed, race-conscious, yet ideologically opposite parents; his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, then his later days struggling to find his comedic voice; why he never seemed to fit in with the Black comedy scene . . . or the white comedy scene; how he was a Black nerd way before that became a thing; how it took his wife and an East Bay lesbian to teach him that racism and sexism often walk hand in hand; and much, much more.

Tickets include a copy of the book, provided by Mrs. Dalloway's. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE. 

Los Angeles, CA - The Book Tour for 'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell'
May
5
8:30 pm20:30

Los Angeles, CA - The Book Tour for 'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell'

  • Largo at the Coronet

'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell' will be a humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of evergreen issues, such as race relations; fatherhood; the state of law enforcement today; comedians and superheroes; right-wing politics; failure; his interracial marriage; his upbringing by very strong-willed, race-conscious, yet ideologically opposite parents; his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, then his later days struggling to find his comedic voice; why he never seemed to fit in with the Black comedy scene . . . or the white comedy scene; how he was a Black nerd way before that became a thing; how it took his wife and an East Bay lesbian to teach him that racism and sexism often walk hand in hand; and much, much more.

Tickets include a copy of the book, provided by Skylight Books. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.  

Chicago, IL - The Book Tour for 'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell'
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Chicago, IL - The Book Tour for 'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell'

  • Arts Center of Oak Park

'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell' will be a humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of evergreen issues, such as race relations; fatherhood; the state of law enforcement today; comedians and superheroes; right-wing politics; failure; his interracial marriage; his upbringing by very strong-willed, race-conscious, yet ideologically opposite parents; his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, then his later days struggling to find his comedic voice; why he never seemed to fit in with the Black comedy scene . . . or the white comedy scene; how he was a Black nerd way before that became a thing; how it took his wife and an East Bay lesbian to teach him that racism and sexism often walk hand in hand; and much, much more.

Tickets include a copy of the book, provided by the Book Table. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Washington, DC - The Book Tour for 'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell'
May
3
8:00 pm20:00

Washington, DC - The Book Tour for 'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell'

  • Avalon Theater

'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell' will be a humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of evergreen issues, such as race relations; fatherhood; the state of law enforcement today; comedians and superheroes; right-wing politics; failure; his interracial marriage; his upbringing by very strong-willed, race-conscious, yet ideologically opposite parents; his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, then his later days struggling to find his comedic voice; why he never seemed to fit in with the Black comedy scene . . . or the white comedy scene; how he was a Black nerd way before that became a thing; how it took his wife and an East Bay lesbian to teach him that racism and sexism often walk hand in hand; and much, much more.

Tickets include a copy of the book, provided by Politics and Prose. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE.

Brooklyn, NY - The Book Tour for 'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell'
May
2
8:00 pm20:00

Brooklyn, NY - The Book Tour for 'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell'

  • The Bell House

'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell' will be a humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of evergreen issues, such as race relations; fatherhood; the state of law enforcement today; comedians and superheroes; right-wing politics; failure; his interracial marriage; his upbringing by very strong-willed, race-conscious, yet ideologically opposite parents; his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, then his later days struggling to find his comedic voice; why he never seemed to fit in with the Black comedy scene . . . or the white comedy scene; how he was a Black nerd way before that became a thing; how it took his wife and an East Bay lesbian to teach him that racism and sexism often walk hand in hand; and much, much more.

Tickets include a copy of the book, provided by WORD Brooklyn. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.

Hayward, CA - Confronting Climate Change Keynote with W. Kamau Bell
Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

Hayward, CA - Confronting Climate Change Keynote with W. Kamau Bell

  • University Theater

Join us for a community discussion on environment and equity, facilitated by socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell. We'll be introduced to the scientific evidence of climate change as well as discuss the socioeconomic impacts, our collective ability to respond to environmental threats, and how to increase equity as California switches to a greener economy.

GET TICKETS HERE.

Los Angeles, CA - Free Screening: United Shades of America
Apr
14
7:30 pm19:30

Los Angeles, CA - Free Screening: United Shades of America

  • LACMA

Includes a conversation with host W. Kamau Bell

Emmy-nominated United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell is an eight-part CNN Original Series that follows sociopolitical comedian Bell as he explores subcultures across the country, using humor to start a conversation about race and how our differences unite and divide us.  Each episode of the hour-long series strives to show the country is not built upon just one, but many diverse and colorful definitions of America. The second season premieres this spring on CNN.

GET TICKETS HERE!

Arcata, CA — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Apr
10
7:00 pm19:00

Arcata, CA — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • Humboldt State University

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

Fayetteville, AR — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Mar
29
7:00 pm19:00

Fayetteville, AR — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • University of Arkansas

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

Indianapolis, IN -  Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Mar
27
7:30 pm19:30

Indianapolis, IN - Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

Cedar Rapids, IA — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Mar
25
7:00 pm19:00

Cedar Rapids, IA — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • Coe College

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

Grinnell, IA — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Feb
28
6:00 pm18:00

Grinnell, IA — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • Grinnell College

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

East Lansing, MI — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Feb
27
7:30 pm19:30

East Lansing, MI — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • Michigan State University

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

Saratoga, CA — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Feb
22
12:30 pm12:30

Saratoga, CA — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • West Valley College

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

Stanford, CA — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Feb
17
8:00 pm20:00

Stanford, CA — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • Stanford University

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

Rochester, NY — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Feb
10
7:30 pm19:30

Rochester, NY — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • University of Rochester

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

New Brunswick, NJ - Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Feb
9
8:00 pm20:00

New Brunswick, NJ - Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • Rutgers University - George H. Cook Campus

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

Oxford, OH - Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Feb
7
7:00 pm19:00

Oxford, OH - Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • Miami University of Ohio - Oxford Campus

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

Muncie, IN — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Feb
6
7:30 pm19:30

Muncie, IN — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • Ball State University

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

San Antonio, TX - Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Feb
2
7:00 pm19:00

San Antonio, TX - Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • San Antonio College

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

Auburn, AL — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Feb
1
6:30 pm18:30

Auburn, AL — Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • Auburn University

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

San Luis Obispo, CA - Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Jan
31
7:00 pm19:00

San Luis Obispo, CA - Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • California Polytechnic State University

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

Boone , NC - Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"
Jan
26
7:00 pm19:00

Boone , NC - Presenting "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour"

  • Appalachian State University

The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. The W. Kamau Bell Curve is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance.

San Francisco, CA - 'Hollywood Shuffle' 30th Anniversary: Tribute to Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans
Jan
24
7:30 pm19:30

San Francisco, CA - 'Hollywood Shuffle' 30th Anniversary: Tribute to Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans

  • Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission

Comedy and filmmaking icons Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans reunite to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic film "Hollywood Shuffle," a beloved satirical comedy about the racial stereotypes of African-Americans in film and television. Don't miss this special Tribute conversation and screening with a Q&A moderated by W. Kamau Bell. 

Get your tickets here.

Oakland, CA - Kamau Right Now!
Jan
19
6:45 pm18:45

Oakland, CA - Kamau Right Now!

  • Odell Johnson Theatre at Laney College

Fresh from the launch of his new CNN series United Shades of America and his Showtime stand-up comedy special "Semi-Prominent Negro," W. Kamau Bell is back in the Bay Area and ready for the next episode of his live public radio show Kamau Right Now! Kamau aims to create a "three ring circus of relevance" as he and his guests and a live audience try to figure out what is going on right now. There will be provocative conversation and awkward talks. There will be respectful debates. There will be much laughter (and probably a few hugs, too).

Kamau Right Now! will kick off 2017 with a show on the eve of the Trump inauguration -- Thursday, January 19th, live from Odell Johnson Theatre at Laney College in Oakland, just blocks from the Lake Merritt BART station. The show starts at 6:45pm, and we go live on KALW at 7:00pm.  If you'd like to be in the audience, tickets are now available.