1. Here’s Hari Kondabolu on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell in a segment he refers to in his recent interview on Fresh Air. 

    Kondabolu comments on the National Spelling Bee, or as he likes to call it, “the Indian Super Bowl.” 

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  1. W. Kamau Bell of Totally Biased on told Terry Gross about his style of comedy:

A lot of times people think comedy is making fun of things, and I feel like, no, it can also just be making fun out of things. That, to me, is the kind of comedy I always like to do, where you can make jokes about the thing without making fun of the thing.

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell’s second season is now nightly on FXX at 11pm.

via Macey J. Forona / BuzzFeed View in High-Res

    W. Kamau Bell of Totally Biased on told Terry Gross about his style of comedy:

    A lot of times people think comedy is making fun of things, and I feel like, no, it can also just be making fun out of things. That, to me, is the kind of comedy I always like to do, where you can make jokes about the thing without making fun of the thing.

    Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell’s second season is now nightly on FXX at 11pm.

    via Macey J. Forona / BuzzFeed

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  1. W. Kamau Bell of “Totally Biased” takes to the streets to ask men and women about street harassment.

    Bell is on the show today!

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  1. Last year we interviewed W. Kamau Bell, host of the weekly FX series “Totally Biased" a political comedy show that’s often tackles racial issues. The show’s executive producer is Chris Rock. Rock approached Bell after seeing his one-man show called, “The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour.” 
Here is a great sketch about Sikhs he did on Totally Biased.
The second season of “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" is starting September 4th on FXX at 11pm and will now be nightly. 
In his interview on Fresh Air he noted how his program is late night from a different angle:

I don’t look the same as the people who are on late-night TV, which means I don’t have the same life experience, which means when I look to sit down and create these pieces with the writers, I’m trying to find an angle in it that’s more personal to me.

    Last year we interviewed W. Kamau Bell, host of the weekly FX series “Totally Biased" a political comedy show that’s often tackles racial issues. The show’s executive producer is Chris Rock. Rock approached Bell after seeing his one-man show called, “The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour.”

    Here is a great sketch about Sikhs he did on Totally Biased.

    The second season of “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" is starting September 4th on FXX at 11pm and will now be nightly

    In his interview on Fresh Air he noted how his program is late night from a different angle:

    I don’t look the same as the people who are on late-night TV, which means I don’t have the same life experience, which means when I look to sit down and create these pieces with the writers, I’m trying to find an angle in it that’s more personal to me.

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  1. W. Kamau Bell on being called out on prejudices he didn’t realize he had:





When I started doing my solo show, one of my good friends, Martha, said to me, she’s like, ‘Kamau, you can’t end racism and make sexism worse.’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean by that?’ And she went through my solo show and pointed out all the different parts of it that she felt were sexist. And that’s a good friend, a friend who will tell you that in a way that you can hear. And that was a real revelation for me, is that you can’t sort of pick your issue over other people’s issue — that if you want to end the ignorance of something, you have to end all the ignorances or at least not make some of the ignorances worse.








We were off yesterday but not off the air. Wrapping up our rebroadcasts of favorite interviews of 2012 was this one with Kamau Bell and the one from April with Jack Black.





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    W. Kamau Bell on being called out on prejudices he didn’t realize he had:

    When I started doing my solo show, one of my good friends, Martha, said to me, she’s like, ‘Kamau, you can’t end racism and make sexism worse.’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean by that?’ And she went through my solo show and pointed out all the different parts of it that she felt were sexist. And that’s a good friend, a friend who will tell you that in a way that you can hear. And that was a real revelation for me, is that you can’t sort of pick your issue over other people’s issue — that if you want to end the ignorance of something, you have to end all the ignorances or at least not make some of the ignorances worse.

    We were off yesterday but not off the air. Wrapping up our rebroadcasts of favorite interviews of 2012 was this one with Kamau Bell and the one from April with Jack Black.

    Image via NPR

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  1. Nobody considered my act political until America got a black president. I talked about race a lot. It just became that once Barack started running for president, I started to care a lot about the presidency in a way that I hadn’t care before. Because everyday on TV, I saw this black guy who was under a microscope and I felt like there was some percentage of me in that guy that I didn’t see in say George W. Bush or even Bill Clinton…and so my act really, I got labeled a political comedian, that wasn’t the thing I was trying to do.

    —  W. Kamau Bell on being labeled a political comedian

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"When I started doing my solo show one of my good friends, Martha, said to me, she’s like, ‘Kamau, you can’t end racism and make sexism worse.’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean by that?’ And she went through my solo show and pointed out all the different parts of it that she felt were sexist. And that’s a good friend, a friend who will tell you that in a way that you can hear. And that was a real revelation for me is that you can’t sort of pick your issue over other people’s issue — that if you want to end the ignorance of something, you have to end all the ignorances or at least not make some of the ignorances worse."

- W. Kamau Bell on being called out on prejudices he didn’t realize he had View in High-Res

    "When I started doing my solo show one of my good friends, Martha, said to me, she’s like, ‘Kamau, you can’t end racism and make sexism worse.’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean by that?’ And she went through my solo show and pointed out all the different parts of it that she felt were sexist. And that’s a good friend, a friend who will tell you that in a way that you can hear. And that was a real revelation for me is that you can’t sort of pick your issue over other people’s issue — that if you want to end the ignorance of something, you have to end all the ignorances or at least not make some of the ignorances worse."

    - W. Kamau Bell on being called out on prejudices he didn’t realize he had

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