Move over Terry Gross, Michael Krasny, and the whole public radio familywe've got a public dialogue of our own.
Comedian W. Kamau Bell (The W Kamau Bell Curve, Laughter Against the Machine) and his friend and sometime collaborator rapper / activist Boots Riley (The Coup, Street Sweeper Social Club) will sit down and have a chat with each other about their careers, their lives, their hopes and dreams, and whatever else they can think of to talk about. Knowing these two, it will be raw, insightful, profound, poignant, militant and most of all, hilarious. See two Bay Area Bon Vivants who already know each other get to know each other even better. Who doesn't want to see that?
All proceeds from this show will go to the Laughter Against the Machine (W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green, and Janine Brito) national tour and documentary. LATM will wade into the most polarized quagmires in the US, the flashpoints of American ignorance and upheaval. We're going to Phoenix, Chicago, Dearborn, Madison, Washington DC, New Orleans, and wrapping up in Oakland. Like Doctors Without Borders, but with jokes instead of penicillin, LATM roams the country bringing humor to the people who need it the most.
Info about the Kickstarter campaign for the national tour is here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2078067338/laughter-against-the-machine-a-tour-documentary
The tour schedule is here: http://laughteragainstthemachine.wordpress.com/calendar/ There will be door prizes!
W. KAMAU BELL has been voted San Francisco's best comedian by three publications. His stand-up album, Face Full of Flour, was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2010 by both iTunes and Punchline Magazine. Kamau is best known for his critically-acclaimed solo show "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour," which he performs across the country and just took to the Edinbugh Fringe Festival. Visit him online at wkamaubell.com
BOOTS RILEY is the frontman for the hip-hop group The Coup and rock group Street Sweeper Social Club with Tom Morello.
San Francisco, CA 94102