W. KAMAU BELL at the Neptune Theatre
Presented by SEATTLE THEATRE GROUP.
Known for his Emmy-nominated CNN show, United Shades of America, and his stand-up comedy work onstage, W. Kamau Bell is also about to be known for his book writing, here in the form of The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’4” African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian (Dutton).
“With insight and aplomb, stand-up comedian Bell recounts his career arc, including numerous asides on personal and political topics such as why most black superheroes are boring, the casual racism that African-Americans have to contend with every day, and the ramifications of Trump being elected president … Those unfamiliar with Bell’s work or expecting a lighthearted read from a popular comedian will be surprised by the book’s breadth and depth as he details the Machiavellian machinations (and general ineptitude) of agents and media moguls and offers prescient social commentary. This informative read will be illuminating and worthwhile for aspiring comedians and general readers." - Publishers Weekly.