• W. KAMAU BELL "OH, EVERYTHING!" STAND UP TOUR

    W. KAMAU BELL "OH, EVERYTHING!" STAND UP TOUR

    Rob Cantrell

    Tue, April 15, 2014

    Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

    The Bell House

    Brooklyn, New York

    $15.00

    Off Sale

    This event is 18 and over

    W. Kamau Bell
    W. Kamau Bell
    Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell has emerged as the post-modern voice of comedy. Named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU, his weekly half-hour FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, premiered in August 2012 and became a critically acclaimed but criminally short nightly show in September of 2013 on FX’s new comedy network FXX. The NY Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” The show was nominated for “Best Talk Series” at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards and Salon.com listed Kamau on their “Sexiest Men of 2012” list, calling the series “surreptitiously revolutionary in its effortless diversity and humanism.” The San Francisco Chronicle raved, “it makes The Daily Show seem like something your dad watches.” Totally Biased was executive produced by Chris Rock, who became a fan after seeing a performance of Kamau’s one man show.

    In 2010, Kamau released his second stand up album, Face Full of Flour, which was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of the year by iTunes and Punchline Magazine. His first album One Night Only was released in 2007. Also in 2007 he developed his one-man show The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour, which received rave reviews from audiences, critics, and industry insiders. The show was a comedy pick in The Guardian during its 2011 run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a Time Out NY critic’s pick in the 2010 NY Comedy Festival, and played to sold-out audiences in the 2009 NY International Fringe Festival.

    Kamau sits on the board of Race Forward, a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism, and Hollaback, a non-profit and movement to end street harassment. He has been featured on several of the biggest comedy podcasts including WTF with Marc Maron, Comedy & Everything Else, Citizen Radio, The Sound of Young America, and Jordan, Jesse, GO!, and is a regular correspondent on The War Room on Current TV.

    Praised by Punchline Magazine as “one of our nation’s most adept racial commentators with a blistering wit,” Kamau was voted San Francisco’s best comedian by the SF Weekly, the SF Bay Guardian, and 7×7 Magazine. Robin Williams calls Kamau “ferociously funny,” and Vernon Reid of the band Living Colour offers “W. Kamau Bell is in the vanguard of a new era of American comedy for an unsettling, troubling, and strangely hopeful time. Firmly in the fearless tradition of Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, and Chris Rock. Comedy as common sense purged of the absurd hypocrisy that is Our America.” The SF Weekly called Kamau “smart, stylish, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle,” though he was more excited that they called him “handsome.”
    Rob Cantrell
    Rob Cantrell
    Comedian Rob Cantrell has been seen on several TV networks, he has made appearances most recently (2013) performing sketches on Comedy Central's "Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert" and FX's "Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell". Cantrell wrote and stared in his own web-series titled "Universally Speaking with Rob Cantrell" made exclusively for the Bonnaroo music festival's video channel, directed by Dan Powell (Ugly Americans, Inside Amy Schumer). Cantrell acted in a video promo for HBO's "Flight Of The Concords" and was a cast member of the hit "Off Broadway" play "The Marijuana-logues". Rob was a top ten finalist on the very first season of NBC's "Last Comic Standing". He has performed 'Stand-Up' comedy at Bonnaroo and the SXSW music/arts festivals. Rob has released a popular Stand-Up album (2009's - Keep On The Grass) and a comedy music album (2013's - Dreams Never Die), both albums can be heard in heavy rotation on 'Sirius XM Satellite' radio. Rob is based in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Mindy Tucker
    Venue Information:
    The Bell House
    149 7th Street
    Brooklyn, New York, 11215
    http://www.thebellhouseny.com/