Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Central District
Sat., Jan. 24 2015
Recommended by Brendan Kiley
Back in 2005, the marvelously prickly comedian W. Kamau Bell became the first to tell an Obama joke on Comedy Central. “That dude is cool,” Bell said, but his name is “too black” for America. “Who’s running for president? …Black Osama?!” Bell hosted the TV show Totally Biased, produced by Chris Rock, and was just signed to Kill Rock Stars, which will record his Seattle gigs for a new album. From Ferguson to Selma, America’s conversation about race is spiking. Few comedians are better poised to make sense of it all than W. Kamau Bell.