The W. Kamau Bell Curve
JUST LIKE THE SPICE GIRLS, skinny jeans, and The Boston Celtics, racism is making a comeback in America. Every time you turn around, a white celebrity is talking about un-white people in ways that haven't been popular since Martin Luther King had a dream. Well, W. Kamau Bell is mad as hell and he's not going smile politely anymore as his un-black friends go, "Was what Imus said really THAT big a deal?" "The W. Kamau Bell Curve" is one part diatribe, one part manifesto, and several parts funny. And it wouldn't exist without Sarah Silverman's "Jesus is Magic", Michael Richards' "N Word Blowout", Don Imus' "Nappy Headed Hos", Rosie O'Donnell's "Ching ching chong ching...", DNA Co-Discoverer, James Watson's "Don't Hire Black people!", everything that has ever come out of Ann Coulter's mouth, Dog "The N Word Slinger", and the next dumbass, uninformed celebrity who says something incredibly and unapologetically racist.
BAY AREA GUITAR PHENOM PAUL E. HUNT and his
funk-rock-soul band Conjure opens each show and will
feature different guest musicians each night.
Note: Bring a friend of a different race and get in for $10 each.
W. KAMAU BELL cites his earliest comedic influences as Cracked Magazine, Kentucky Fried Movie, and Malcolm X. As a Bay Area comedian, writer, and director for more than ten years, Kamau is a favorite at Cobbs Comedy Club, The Punch Line, The Porchlight Storytelling Series, and is half of Live 105's Siskel & Negro. Kamau has appeared at The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, on Comedy Centrals Premium Blend, and Byron Allens Comics Unleashed. He also contributed an essay to the anthology, What Would Bill Hicks Say? published by Soft Skull Press. Kamau has been profiled in The San Francisco Chronicle on three separate occasions, including, not ironically, during Black History Month. The San Francisco Bay Guardian declared, "W. Kamau Bell plays against type and comes with not only the insights you wish you had spewed first, but also the wit. The SF Weekly has called him smart, stylish, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle and Margaret Cho, although Kamau was more excited that they called him handsome. Kamau is most proud of being the leader of The Solo Performance Workshop currently at The Phoenix Theater.
Kamau is online at www.myspace.com/wkbonline & www.thewkbellcurve.blogspot.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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