The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour
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W. KAMAU BELL IS THE SF WEEKLY'S BEST COMEDIAN 2008.
NOT SINCE THE CIVIL WAR or The O. J. Simpson Murder Trial has race been such an integral part of America's daily discussion. Somehow after The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour opened a year ago, things have managed to get better and worse! Back then, celebrity racism was all the rage. (See: Michael Richards, Sarah Silverman, Don Imus, Rosie O'Donnell etc) Every month another public figure jumped on the racism bandwagon. (See: golf commentator Kelly Tilghman, Dog The Bounty Hunter, scientist James Watson). Yes, it was a simpler time for racists in America. Nowadays, Hillary Clinton is somewhere with her head in a bucket, and Barack Obama is in a tight race for the presidency to a man almost old enough to have owned slaves... and definitely senile enough to be convinced that he did. In response to Obama's historic bid for the white house, racism has redoubled no re-quadrupled - its efforts. (See: Tropic Thunder, Forbes Magazine's Top 10 Places to raise a family, Barack and Michelles New Yorker cover, and one third of the comments posted on Kamau's YouTube page). To keep up The Bell Curve has upped its production to three days a week if you've seen the show before, then you know that no two performances are alike, because Kamau writes as fast as the headlines appear. The Curve begins again on November 7 just three days after the election so we will either be popping champagne in celebration of the New America or handing out Canadian immigration papers. And as always...
BRING A FRIEND OF A DIFFERENT RACE & GET IN 2FOR1!
This past year, The W. Kamau Bell Curve played to sold out houses at The Shelton Theater in San Francisco, as well as the Jewish Community Center in Berkeley, and Pro Arts in Oakland. And now it's back by popular demand and critical acclaim...
FROM THE PRESS
"W. Kamau Bell plays against type and comes with not only the insights you wish you had spewed first but also the wit."
--- Kimberly Chun, The SF Bay Guardian
"Smart, stylish, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle and Margaret Cho, Bell's pissed off about recent celebrity racism... Bell manages to make jokes out of the whole situation, while remaining completely furious."
-- Hiya Swanhuyser, The SF Weekly
"W. Kamau Bell Curve could be this nations first Truth and Reconciliation Hearing on Race."
-- Wanda Sabir, Wandas Picks.
W. KAMAU BELL was recently honored as the 2008 Bay Area Comedian of the Year by the San Francisco Weekly. His television appearances include Comics Unleashed and Comedy Central. In 2005 he was chosen to appear at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and was the only comedian invited to perform on both The New Faces Show and The Best of The Uptown Comics Show. As a writer he was featured in the book "What Would Bill Hicks Say?" Kamau can be heard on radio station Live 105 and online at Roof Top Comedy as half of the rant and rave team, "Siskel and Negro". He has been profiled in The San Francisco Chronicle on three different occasions, including not ironically during Black History Month. The SF Weekly called him, "smart, stylish, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle and Margaret Cho", although he was more excited that they called him "handsome". Kamau is also the co-founder of the Solo Performance Workshop and is the director of Enzo Lombard's "Love, Humiliation, & Karaoke," currently running at Stage Werx.
"The W. Kamau Bell Curve"
Written and Performed by W. Kamau Bell
Directed by Martha Rynberg
Produced by Bruce Pachtman, Lisa-Marie Rollins, and Ilya Tovbis
Nov 7th - Dec 13th
Thurs - Sat at 8:00
The Climate Theater
285 9th Street (at Folsom)
Jan 8th - Feb 28
Thurs - Sat at 8:00
SF Playhouse Studio Theater
533 Sutter Street
General Admission $25
Bring a friend of a different race, get in 2for1
The Climate Theater
285 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|