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October 01, 2016

“his standup remains as poignant and timely as ever” – Splitsider

Critically-acclaimed socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased, CNN’s United Shades of America) will release his first solo stand-up special 'W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro' on CD and MP3 tomorrow, Friday, September 30 via Kill Rock Stars. Directed by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, Freakonomics) and originally seen on Showtime, ‘Semi-Prominent Negro’ was filmed before a live audience in Brooklyn and features Kamau’s uniquely insightful and hilarious views on a host of social and political issues such as gentrification, marriage equality, “mixed-race” children and doing Black children’s hair just to name a few. Throughout ‘Semi-Prominent Negro’ Bell confirms his stature as one of the leading cultural critics of our time.

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W. Kamau Bell is the host of the Emmy nominated CNN docu-series United Shades Of America, KALW's "Kamau Right Now", the Chris Rock produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and co-host of the popular podcast "Politically Re-Active" alongside Hari Kondabolu. Kamau has appeared on Conan, WTF with Marc Maron, The Rachel Maddow Show, The View, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Comedy Central’s @midnight, The Nerdist, This American Life, Tavis Smiley and more.

2017 will see the return of United Shades of America on CNN and the release of his first book, “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian” (hardcover, June 6, 2017).

W. Kamau Bell Stand-Up Tour:
10/13 – DC @ Sixth & I Synagogue
10/14 – NYC @ Gramercy Theater
10/15 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theater
10/21 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater * Two shows 7:30 (SOLD OUT) & 10:30

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