Rising sociopolitical comedian and TV host W. Kamau Bell has been lauded by The New York Times as “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.”
Tomorrow night: he takes to the stage to battle inequality and discrimination in Houston – one joke at a time.
Texas Southern University will host Bell tomorrow, October 1st at 8PM where he will give a free performance in support of a YES votes on Proposition 1 to uphold Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).
HERO was passed last year as a local tool for dealing with discrimination across a range of classes including race, gender, military status, sexual orientation and gender identity. Since it was made law, a majority of reported cases of discrimination were race-based.
Bell is no stranger to using comedy as a tool to challenge social issues. He may be best known as the former host of FXX’s series Totally Biased with Kamau Bell, where he comments on issues ranging catcalling to religious diversity to key figures in Black history.
Currently, Bell tours the country in his one-man show, The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour and serves as the ACLU celebrity ambassador for racial justice. In 2016, he will host the upcoming CNN show United Shades of America.