This summer, W. Kamau Bell and writers from Totally Biased will unleash the 10-city Totally Biased Stand Up Tour with W. Kamau Bell. The tour is a prelude to the September unveiling of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell as a nightly strip on the new channel, FXX.
The Totally Biased Stand Up Tour will feature standup performance by Bell and a rotating lineup of comics from theTotally Biased writing team, followed by audience Q&As with the performers following each show. Comics participating in the tour include: Kevin Avery, Guy Branum, Janine Brito, Kevin Kataoka, Dwayne Kennedy, Hari Kondabolu, and Aparna Nancherla.
Following is the tour schedule (schedule and talent participation is subject to change) and links to purchase tickets:
Boston, Paradise Rock Club – Thursday, July 11 – http://bit.ly/10uvZoR
Philadelphia, Prince Music Theatre – Friday, July 12 – http://bit.ly/13VQ2RC
Chicago, Park West – Saturday, July 13 – http://bit.ly/10uwdMN
Nashville, Cannery Ballroom – Sunday, July 14 – http://tktwb.tw/13VQvTN
San Diego, House of Blues – Friday, July 19 – http://bit.ly/11zutJk
Los Angeles, Largo – Saturday, July 20 – http://bit.ly/17YbIhy
San Francisco, The Chapel – Sunday, July 21 – http://bit.ly/10nVWKH
New Orleans, Howlin Wolf – Thursday, July 25 – http://tktwb.tw/13fBTf3
Atlanta, Variety Playhouse – Friday, July 26 – http://bit.ly/12vSfBy
Orlando, The Plaza Live – Saturday, July 27 – http://ticketf.ly/10EpyAH
*Pre-sale tickets available May 15 via http://www.wkamaubell.com/presale.
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, from Bell and Executive Producers Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar and Keri Smith Esguia, stars standup comedian W. Kamau Bell as he hilariously dissects politics, pop culture, race, religion, sex and the media from his own unique point of view. The show is a mix of Bell’s commentary, live guests, sketch comedy and taped segments. A half-hour series, Totally Biased is produced by FX Productions and is shot in New York City before a live studio audience.
This September, with the launch of FXX, Totally Biased will go daily, with 130 new original episodes, airing Monday through Thursday nights at 11:00 PM ET/PT, with Best of the Week compilation episodes Sunday nights at 11:00 PM ET/PT.
W. Kamau Bell, recently declared by The New York Times to be “the most promising talent in political comedy in many years,” is one of the fastest rising socio-political comics in the United States. A founding member of the stand-up comedy collective “Laughter Against the Machine,” Bell is also co-host of The Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culturepodcast with Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid. His recent stand up album, Face Full of Flour, was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2010 by iTunes and Punchline Magazine. Bell is best known for his critically acclaimed solo show “The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour,” which was a Time Out New YorkCritic’s Pick in the 2010 NY Comedy Festival, and a comedy pick in The Guardian during its 2011 run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.