W. Kamau Bell

6:27pm

Wed March 25, 2015
Arts & Culture

Real talk about race: W. Kamau Bell and the Elmwood Café

Comedian W. Kamau Bell performing his stand up act
flickr user Florida International University


In the auditorium of Willard Middle School, about 300 people have gathered, many of them sitting on those rickety school bucket chairs, the ones that make most adults hunch over awkwardly. Sitting on stage in front of a tattered green velvet curtain is an eight member panel; a combination of husbands and wives, comedians and scholars, teachers and students.

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12:00pm

Wed March 25, 2015
FSFSF March 25, 2015

FSFSF: W. Kamau Bell on racial profiling

W. Kamau Bell


5:05pm

Wed February 25, 2015
Arts & Culture

FSFSF: Shining a light on Bay Area comedy

Nato Green

The Bay Area is a destination for both established comedians coming through on tour, and aspiring ones trying to get their start here. Nato Green is a little different: he’s a San Francisco comedian born and bred.

These days, Green is helping shine a light on fellow comics in the Bay Area. He’s partnering with local comedy distributor Rooftop Media for a new series airing on KALW called FSFSF.

NATO GREEN: We’re pulling clips of Bay Area comedians, past and present to highlight some of the local comedy scene. At some point, the San Francisco media for the most part stopped paying attention to local comedy. This segment, FSFSF, is driven by my fury, quite frankly, at every reporter who periodically will run a retrospective about the great comedy days at the Holy City Zoo. And it was great, but we're still doing great comedy. And if you do not go see live comedy in the Bay Area, you have only yourself to blame.

FSFSF premieres on Monday, March 2nd and will air weekdays during the 4:20pm break in KALW's presentation of All Things Considered.

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1:39pm

Thu February 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Laughter Against the Machine: Comedy with a purpose

Laughter Against the Machine is (from left to right) Janine Brito, Nato Green, and W. Kamau Bell
Ameen Belbahri

Maybe you support the Occupy movement, or maybe you don't. Or maybe you take this point of view:

NATO GREEN: I want to be for the 99%, but I don't know if you realize this, that's a lot of people, including a lot of assholes. And most of us given the opportunity would be able to say, would want to be able to say, "I'm for the 99%, asterisk, except some people." And then we'd have our own lists! 

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