Sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s “United Shades of America,” will give a lecture entitled “Ending Racism in An Hour” on March 27 at 7:30 PM in Clowes Memorial Hall of the Butler Arts Center as part of the Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. They will be available to the public beginning February 17 at 10:00 AM through https://butlerartscenter.org, the Clowes Memorial Hall box office, and by phone at 800-982-2787.
Before “United Shades,” Bell was best known for his critically acclaimed but short-lived FX comedy series, “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.” The New York Times called him “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.”
Bell is also the ACLU’s Ambassador of Racial Justice, the host of Kamau Right Now!, a public radio talk show that airs on KALW in San Francisco, and co-host of a politics podcast with his friend, comedian Hari Kondabolu, called Politically Re-Active.
He also has a podcast called Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period.
The SF Weekly called Bell “smart, stylish, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle.”