I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone doing this before: W. Kamau Bell and writers from Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell are taking to the road for the wonderfully entitled Totally Biased Stand Up Tour with W. Kamau Bell. The ten-city tour will feature Bell and a rotating group of stand up comics – and will lead in to the show’s September premiere on the new FXX channel. Details and links to buy tickets follow the jump.
FXX TAKES THE SHOW ON THE ROAD WITH THE “TOTALLY BIASED STAND UP TOUR WITH W. KAMAU BELL”
Bell and Writers from Totally Biased Embark on a 10-City Tour This Summer Leading to Series’ September Debut on FXX
New York, NY, May 14, 2013 – 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 the Totally 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 & Culture podcast 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 York Critic’s Pick in the 2010 NY Comedy Festival, and a comedy pick in The Guardian during its 2011 run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.