Well the new year has just begun and we're already well underway here at WKB Industries. I have three things to let you know about, all cool and exciting and I promise to keep it short and sweet. Feel free to spread the word!
1) MOST IMPORTANTLY...
The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour
will end it's run at The Shelton Theater THIS THURSDAY January 24th @8PM
. All the shows have been PACKED, and we don't anticipate this one being any different, especially with The Racist Force being so strong right now (google Kelly Tilghman if you don't know) So please get your tickets early and often. You can buy them here: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/21586
For more details on the show scroll below.
2) I have begun a new DAILY blog
. I have committed to updating it everyday (or several times in one day if I miss a day). And with all the stuff going on right now it has been pretty easy. So far we have discussed Barack & Hillary, Tiger Woods' Lynching, a lack of Denzel Washington
T-shirts, Spider-Man's marriage, AND OF COURSE Fried Chicken (among other topics) Please feel free to stop by, read something, and leave a comment.
3) Me and The Curve will be featured in next weeks SF Bay Guardian
I was interviewed by the stellar Kimberly Chun and I can't wait to see how it turns out. It will be on newsstands and online this Wednesday, January 23rd.
If you don't know, here's the show...
The W. Kamau Bell Curve
The show designed to end racism in about an hour.
Bring a friend of a different race and your friend gets in for free!
JUST LIKE MOTLEY CRUE
and skinny jeans, racism is making a comeback in America. Every time you turn around, a white celebrity is talking about un-white people in ways that haven't been popular since Martin Luther King
had a dream. Well, W. Kamau Bell is mad as hell and he's not going smile politely anymore as his un-black friends go, "Was what Imus said really THAT big a deal?" "The W. Kamau Bell Curve" is one part diatribe, one part manifesto, and several parts funny. And it wouldn't exist without Sarah Silverman
's "Jesus is Magic", Michael Richards' "N Word Blowout", Don Imus
' "Nappy Headed Hos", Rosie O'Donnell
's "Ching ching chong ching...", and the next dumbass, uninformed celebrity who says something incredibly and unapologetically racist.
BAY AREA GUITAR PHENOM PAUL E. HUNT
and his funk-rock-soul band Conjure opens each show and will feature different guest musicians each night.
AS A STAND-UP COMIC, W. KAMAU BELL
has frequently opened for Dave Chappelle
in San Francisco
and around the country. He has appeared on TV on Comedy Central
and Comics Unleashed. Locally, Kamau has been profiled in The San Francisco Chronicle
on three different occasions, including not ironically during Black History Month
The SF Weekly called him, "certainly funny", although he was more excited that they called him "good looking". He is most proud of being the leader of The Solo Performance Workshop at The Shelton Theater.
Jan 24, Thur, 8:00
The Shelton Theater
533 Sutter (nr. Powell)
Bring a friend of a different race and your friend
gets in for free!
(Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
reservation with the words "free friend" in the
General Admission $20