Kamau is going on tour!

From the desk of Our Glorious Leader, W. Kamau Bell:
Hey everybody!

I’m gonna keep this one short and sweet. Totally Biased comes back October 11th on FX at 11:30pm, and as if that wasn’t enough Kamau, I’m going to be going out on tour and hopefully I’ll be coming to a city near you.

I’m super excited to go out on my first Official Comedy Tour. There’s a poster and a t-shirt and I’ll be going to some cities I know and love, and I’ll also be visiting some cities I’ve never performed in before!

12/7 – Largo  – Los Angeles, CA – special guest TBA
12/9 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA – special guest Dave Thomason
12/11 – The Firebird – St. Louis, MO – special guest Janine Brito
12/12 – The High Watt    Nashville, TN – special guest Janine Brito
12/13 – The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH – special guest Janine Brito
12/14 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL – special guest Janine Brito
12/15  – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN – special guest Janine Brito

And yes, some of the more famous American cities are missing from this list. I had planned to do more shows, but my pesky TV show got picked up. So right now I’m just starting with these seven, but I know I’ll get to you all eventually. If your city is not on this list, you can even go here and DEMAND me, which helps me know where to plan new shows. But if you have friends in these other cities, let them know that I’ll be there.  And because I love you, you get to buy your tickets before regular normal people do. Starting tomorrow, Thursday, at 10am local, PRESALE LINKS WILL ALL BE HERE for each tour date. To get the presale password for FREE, sign up for my mailing list here. Tickets go on sale to the public in most cities on Friday at 10am local.  So again, thanks for being a part of this crazy thing.

See you out there!


Grand Opening!

Hey all,

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m finally learning why everyone is always complaining about Mondays because, yes, I have a job now. Weird. You become a comedian because you don’t want to work for a living, and then one day if you work hard enough AND you get extremely lucky, you get presented with a job. I even have a flippin’ office—AN OFFICE!?

I just thought I would take moment to welcome you to the “Totally Biased” blog and give you a quick update because things are moving fast and furious around here (in a good way). Me and my crew are deep into pre-production of “Totally Biased”—for the record my crew of creative types is Nato Green, Janine Brito, Hari Kondabolu, Kevin Avery, Dwayne Kennedy, Kevin Kataoka, and Danny Vermont.

You probably recognize most of those names if you have been with me for any serious bit of time. Obviously, Nato and Janine are members of Laughter Against The Machine with me and Hari was one of the group’s founding members. Kevin Avery and I have gotten into all kinds of comedy endeavors in our time together, and Kevin Kataoka was one of the more seasoned comics I met when I first moved to the Bay Area back in the day.

I’ve known Dwayne since like Week Two of my comedy career, and Danny is a true veteran comedy writer who has worked for many people including Bill Maher, so I often turn to him and ask “how did you guys do it?” For the Digital Element, I also managed to snag Alex Thornton, producer of the Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culture, a podcast I do with Vernon Reid, who’ll also help out with music on “Totally Biased.” I of course still have Chuck Sklar and Keri Smith guiding me through this process as they always have, and yes, we are getting input from Mr. Chris Rock.

Man, this better be funny. So far I think it is…

I have included a couple treats for you to see (and hear) a little bit of how this is coming along. We shot a promo reel that should be hitting your screens in bits and pieces soon, and here is the ten second graphic trailer. You can also keep coming back to this blog for more videos, photos and updates. Also, if you’re interested (which I hope you are) there’s a “Totally Biased” Facebook page and a “Totally Biased” Twitter feed that you can follow as well. You will soon have “Totally Biased” coming out of you ears just like me.

Take care, and tune in August 9th at 11pm!


P.S. While you are anxiously (I hope) waiting on the show, here’s a clip from me at MaxFunCon in Lake Arrowhead. Enjoyerate and pass it around!