Just in case you were wondering, Stop & Frisk is still very much alive… just ask OSCAR WINNER FOREST WHITAKER who recently underwent humiliation (literally) at the hands of the NYPD.
More new episodes of “Totally Biased” are coming on Jan. 17th, and we’ll be happy to count Emily Nussbaum from “The New Yorker” among our viewers. She recently wrote this article on Kamau and the current late night television landscape and had these kind words to say:
“Bell’s show works because, in the hip precincts of FX, he can simply take black culture as the show’s default, the way network shows presume white culture. “There are actually more black ‘Seinfeld’ fans than there are black Kwanzaa fans,” Bell argued, in one bit. “I only know like a handful of people who do it, and two of them are white lesbians with black kids.” To use a gag-worthy phrase, Bell’s gimmick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and women’s issues as inseparable. That may not sound hilarious, but when it works it grants him new routes into old topics.”
We’ll be back in the office in about two weeks so hopefully this hasn’t gone to Kamau’s head—between this and Salon recently declaring him one of 2012′s sexiest men, Kamau could go “diva” any day now…
If you haven’t already, drop by iTunes and check out Beer Diplomacy, an incredibly fun podcast from friend-of-the-show Stuart “@Stwo” Tracte. Among the scores of fantastic guests who’ve taken part in the show are Our Glorious Leader W. Kamau Bell and several of our “Totally Biased” writers—start off with the episodes below and then subscribe for free to hear more!
Episode 108 with W. Kamau Bell:
Episode 109 with Janine Brito & Kevin Avery:
Episodes 103 & 106 with Nato Green:
Episode 96 with W. Kamau Bell & friend of the show Baratunde Thurston:
Enjoy our favorite Aparna moments from “Totally Biased” in all their animated GIF glory—it’s what the cool kids are doing, after all.
Click on the thumbnails for the fully animated versions:
Kamau recently worked with Actually.org as part of their video series addressing some of Mitt Romney’s more… creative approaches to truth, reality and common sense. Watch the video below, then go by Actually.org to see talents like Sarah Silverman, Lizz Winstead and Rosie Perez help spread the truth in their own ways.
Totally Biased returns this week at 11:30, but Kamau has still been out and about shaking hands and kissing babies during the downtime.
First, you can catch him TONIGHT on “Last Call With Carson Daly” on NBC, sure to be fun with Carson unique approach to late night. Additionally, you can hear Kamau talk about the show on two incredible public radio programs, “The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell” from KCRW and WHYY’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross.” Mitchell and Gross are two of the best interviewers in radio today so take some time and enjoy Kamau answering questions for a change.
And we love you too, New York Times. In this recent article on the current state of political comedy, Jason Zinoman kindly refers to our Kamau as “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years,” while providing an interesting look at the evolution of the genre as it gets less angry and more thoughtful and measured. Mr. Zinoman can explain the rest to you better than I can, so hop over to the the NYT site and give it a look!
Not registered to vote? Have you moved recently? Kamau and several members of the “Totally Biased” staff want you to know you can visit HeadCount.org to get signed up! Take a look at some photos of the crew with their HeadCount clipboards if you need a little last-minute inspiration:
Want to share your love of Kamau and Totally Biased online? Let me rephrase that—PLEASE share your love of W. Kamau Bell online! We love you too. More colors after the jump.
You’ve probably already found at least a few of us, but we thought we’d share a little update on where to find some the “Totally Biased” staff on Twitter—you have to follow us all to get the full effect, after all. Follow the whole crew for (theoretically) hilarious missives, updates on the show and even some live Tweeting during the episodes. Drop by and say ‘hi’ anytime: we love to chat!
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