COMEDY NEWS: W. KAMAU BELL ANNOUNCES OH, EVERYTHING! TOUR

W. Kamau Bell announces dates for his Oh, Everything! Stand-up Comedy winter tour, which kicks off in November and runs through the end of January 2015, taking the comedian from coast to coast and everywhere in between.  A fanclub presale begins today, Thursday, September 18th at 10am PT time www.wkamaubell.com.  General public presale starts tomorrow, Friday September 19th at 11am local time. VIP Packages are also available at $50 to benefit Race Forward. These packages will include a post-show meet and greet with W. Kamau Bell and an autographed, personalized tour poster.  Dates below.  All tickets are available at www.wkamaubell.com.
 
Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell's Oh, Everything! promises to be a comedic attack on everything he can't stop thinking about, including but not limited to homophobia, the 'N" word, gentrification, President Obama, why the borders should be opened, his mixed race kids, your "friends", your "followers", why he could never be an atheist, why his God looks like Denzel Washington with dreadlocks, guns, guns, guns, and of course Kamau's old buddy racism! The title of Kamau's tour dates back to his days on Totally Biased. Kamau and the writers would often sit back and find gallows humor in the dark subject matter they tackled. At the end of a big laugh about a difficult subject, someone would sit back and say, "Oh, George Zimmerman!" OR "Oh, The GOP's War on Women!" OR "Oh, Donald Trump!" And eventually these recurring expressions just morphed into, "Oh, Everything!"

Kamau has emerged as the post-modern voice of comedy, hailed by the New York Times as "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years," and voted San Francisco's best comedian by the SF Weekly, the SF Bay Guardian, and 7×7 Magazine.  Kamau may be most recognizable for his critically acclaimed FX/FXX comedy series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Kamau was creator, writer and host of the show, which was executive produced by Chris Rock who became a fan of Kamau's after seeing his one man show, The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour. Totally Biased was nominated for "Best Talk Series" at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards and Salon.com listed Kamau on their "Sexiest Men of 2012" list, calling the series "surreptitiously revolutionary in its effortless diversity and humanism."  The San Francisco Chronicle raved, "it makes The Daily Show seem like something your dad watches."  Kamau's writing has appeared on Salon.com, Buzzfeed, and colorlines.com. His recent Buzzfeed article on the lack of diversity in mainstream late night talk show hosts was quoted (and misquoted) all over the Internet, including in The Hollywood Reporter. Kamau's TV, radio and podcast appearances include HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Conan on TBS, WTF with Marc Maron, The View, NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and Comedy Central' s @midnight and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show.
 
Race Forward advocates for racial justice, focusing on issues such as immigration, LGBT liberation, and economic equity. Race Forward accomplishes its impactful work through leadership development, research, and via its award-winning daily news site, Colorlines. For more information visit: www.raceforward.org.
 
 
W KAMAU BELL'S "OH, EVERYTHING!" COMEDY TOUR
 
Preview Shows
9/21 – Tempe, AZ @ The Tempe Improv
9/22 – San Diego, CA @ Mad House Comedy Club
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
 
The Tour
11/4 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
11/5 – Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
11/6 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
11/8 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/9 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/11 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
11/12 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
11/13 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
11/14 – St. Paul, MN @ The Turf Club
11/15 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
11/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
11/19 – Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
11/20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
11/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
11/22 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I
11/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
12/3 – Manchester, NH @ Shaskeen Pub          
12/4 – Burlington, VT @ Nectars
12/5 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
12/6 – Providence, RI @ Fete Lounge
12/7 – New York, NY @ SubCulture
1/6 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's
1/7 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's Cantina
1/8 – Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall
1/9 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall – 1884 Lounge
1/10- Nashville, TN @ Exit In
1/14 – Athens, GA @ The Melting Point
1/15 – Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light
1/16 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
1/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
1/21 – Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theatre
1/22 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
1/23 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
1/24 – Seattle, WA @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

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