Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell premieres two new shows this month. Bell is the host of the CNN docuseries United Shades of America which premieres on April 24th. His one hour stand-up comedy special W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro will premiere on Showtime on April 29th.
United Shades of America
United Shades of America, a new CNN Original Series hosted by W. Kamau Bell, follows the comedian as he explores racial subcultures and other micro-societies across the country. The eight-part docuseries takes Kamau from the far corners of Alaska to Florida’s retirement homes to America’s most dangerous prison and beyond. In the first episode, a true must-see, Kamau travels to the South to meet with members of the KKK to learn about the next generation of Klansmen.
W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro
W. Kamau Bell stars in his first solo stand-up special W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro premiering on Showtime. Directed by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, Freakonomics) and filmed before a live audience in Brooklyn, the film 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. In Semi-Prominent Negro, Bell confirms his stature as one of the leading cultural critics of our time.
W. Kamau Bell also continues to host his radio show Kamau Right Now! on KALW in the Bay Area and co-hosts the podcast Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period on Earwolf.