Sun, March 16
W. Kamau Bell
Socio-political comedian, community activist, and latenight TV host W. Kamau Bell is taking the comedy world by storm. The third cycle of his weekly half-hour FX series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, premiered on January 17th, 2013. The series premiered on Thursday, August 9th, 2012 to critical acclaim with The NY Times calling Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” The show was nominated for “Best Talk Series” at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards and Salon.com listed Kamau on their “Sexiest Men of 2012” list, calling the show “surreptitiously revolutionary in its effortless diversity and humanism.” The San Francisco Chronicle raves, “it makes The Daily Show seem like something your dad watches…FX should consider giving Bell a nightly slot.” Totally Biased is executive produced by Chris Rock, who became a fan after seeing a performance of Kamau’s one man show. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell dissects topical issues of race, sex, politics, class, and culture. The series shoots in New York and spotlights commentary and comedic sketches from Kamau, along with features from contributors.