Comedians die. It sucks. It totally sucks. And worse, it seems to be happening with more frequency. Maybe it is the fault of the Internet that I now hear about comics dying that I never met. Four comics -- that I know of -- died in the past year. Two of them Patrice O'Neal and Mike DeStefano were kn ... More >>
San Francisco's W. Kamau Bell and his socio-political stand-up comedy sidekicks, Laughter Against the Machine, have traveled around the nation, making stops at six different Occupy Movement camps, including ones in Portland, San Francisco, New York, and New Orleans. And while he acknowledges he's ... More >>
Me and my socio-political stand-up comedy crew, Laughter Against The Machine, just finished our first national tour. Collectively we went to six Occupations, in New Orleans, Portland, New York, D.C., and San Francisco. And I would like to make a request of you. Stop talking shit about the Occupy Wal ... More >>
Returning library books on time can be tough, and everybody has their reasons. In fact, as part of the San Francisco Public Library's most recent amnesty campaign, those who returned items were asked to give their best excuses. It turns out, a second grader named Vaness ... More >>
W. Kamau Bell has built a career on examining the messy intersections of race and class in a supposedly postracial world.
This guy. Yep, San Francisco's very own comedian, writer, director, and frequent maker of race jokes, W. Kamau Bell. Or at least that's what researchers at Comedy Central concluded today after extensive archival probing. The jab in question took place on Premium Blend in 2005, wh ... More >>