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Comedian Kamau Bell

November 11, 2011

Comedian Margaret Cho has this to say about Kamau Bell: 'He's got the most astute, hilarious, and completely righteous material going and he's going to be a legend in his own lifetime...' Bell will perform his critically acclaimed show, 'The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour,' at CSU on November 16.

Comedy Central has three times invited Kamau Bell  to performed his critically acclaimed show, 'The W. Kamau Bell Curve,' at their theatre in Hollywood.

Wednesday, November 16
7-8 p.m.
Lory Student Center
Main Ballroom

The Bell Curve is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism.  Bell will perform at Colorado State on Wednesday, November 16. The event is free and open to the public.

In a review of The Bell Curve, Flavorpill.com wrote, "By making no subject off limits, keeping no discrimination too taboo, and leaving no room for self-denial, Kamau's Bell Curve is not only a powerful comedic performance, but an outlet for a necessary dialogue."

The many faces of racism

Racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, yet Kamau Bell forms a comedic, intellectual, and articulate performance out of topics that most people find uncomfortable to talk about.  

The Bell Curve could be the nation's first truth and reconciliation hearing on race from a comedic stand-point.

Bell on 'The Bell Curve'

"When I initially began doing The Bell Curve, I immediately realized that I enjoyed the idea of taking one subject, attacking it from different angles, and trying to find unique approaches to something that we as a society spend lots of time thinking abou," Bell says.

"I knew it didn't always have to be about race. I even did a few solo shows where I focused on things like Black History Month and frustration. That is where I really feel like my comedic itch gets scratched."

Thumbnail image by Adam Davis.  From www.wkamaubell.com


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