W Kamau Bell Biography
W Kamau Bell, is an American stand-up comic, producer, writer, and television host. He is prominent within the San Francisco stand-up comedy scene and best known as the host of the CNN original series United Shades of America and of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell a former FXX television series.
Kamau is the host of the live radio show and podcast Kamau Right Now on KALW. He also co-hosts the podcasts Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period with Kevin Avery and Politically Re-Active with Hari Kondabolu.
W Kamau Bell Age
Walter Kamau Bell was born on January 26, 1973 in Palo Alto, California, U.S. He is 45 years old as of 2018. His name Kamau is Kenyan Kikuyu name meaning quiet warrior. Bell is from the white people who owned his family.
W Kamau Bell Nationality
Kamau bears an American nationality.
W Kamau Bell Family
He was born to Walter Bell and Janet Cheatham Bell. His father served as Alabama’s Insurance Commissioner and Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation. His mother Janet is an author and has founded a self-publishing firm.
Bell lived in Boston, Massachusetts in the Mattapan Neighbourhood of the city between the ages five and 12.
W Kamau Bell Parents Kenyan
Kamau bears his ancestry from Kenya.
W Kamau Bell Wife
Kamau has been married to Melissa Hudson Bell since 2009. Melissa is a teacher, choreographer and a performer based in Berkeley, California.
W Kamau Bell Kids – W Kamau Bell Daughters
Kamau has two daughters with his lovely wife, Sami Bell and Juno Bell.
W Kamau Bell Education
Walter graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and later attended the University of Pennsylvania before dropping out. Bell later began to pursue a career in comedy.
W Kamau Bell Comedian
Walter bacame a founding member of the comedy collective Laughter Against The Machine after establishing himself as a sociopolitical comedian and community activist based in San Francisco.
Bell has been featured in prominent podcasts and publications such as WTF with Marc Maron, Citizen Radio, and Current TV’s The War Room with Jennifer Granholm, on which he was a regular correspondent.
He released his first comedy album, One Night Only in 2007. In 2007, he also developed a one-man show entitled The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour. It is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism”, which he periodically performs in updated versions.
In 2010, he released his follow-up album, Face Full of Flour which was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of the year by iTunes and Punchine Magazine. He wrote “Kamau’s Komedy Korner” for the San Francisco Weekly. Walter was voted San Francisco’s best comedian by the SF Weekly, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and 7×7 Magazine in 2012.
W Kamau Bell Special
Walter’s first stand-up comedy Tv special, Semi-Prominent Negro, premiered on Showtime on April 29, 2016. He released his third full-length album, also titled Semi-Prominent Negro, was released on Kill Rock Stars on September 30, 2016.
He became the Frank Sinatra Artist-in-Residence of Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.
W Kamau Bell Show
- Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
- United Shades of America
Totally Biased With W Kamau Bell
From 2012 to 2013, He hosted a weekly stand up comedy television series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, first on FX and later on FXX. The show which was produced by Chris Rock, provided observational comedy and commentary on social and political issues in addition to celebrity interviews. Walter moved back to California from New York after the show was cancelled in November 2013.
W Kamau Bell Cnn
Walter is currently the host of the CNN documentary series United Shades of America, which premiered on April 24, 2016. It was renewed for a third season in 2017.
In the show, Bell is an Executive Producer, and was awarded the creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program in 2017.
The show United Shades of America was renewed for season 3 in 2018. The first episode of the show was aired on the 29th of April 2018. It lasted for 8 episodes in total. Its last episode titled “Native Hawaii” aired on July 1, 2018. He was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality Program for his hosting in United Shades of America later in July 2018.
W Kamau Bell Podcast
Kamau co-hosted the podcast The Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culture with Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid from 2010 to 2014.
Since November 2014, Bell has co-hosted the Earwolf-produced podcast Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period with comedian and writer Kevin Avery. The podcast has also featured interviews with prominent actors, filmmakers, musicians, and comedians including Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, Jesse Williams, Issa Rae, and Ryan Coogler in addition to reviewing the films of Denzel Washington one by one.
He has hosted Kamau Right Now, a live radio show and podcast produced by KALW since January 2016.
He has also co-hosted the Panoply/First Look Media-produced podcast Politically Re-Active with comedian Hari Kondabolu since June 2016. The podcast explores American politics and elections with a comedic approach. It includes interviews with activists, journalists, and scholars such as Ian Haney-López, Robert Reich, and Pramila Jayapal.
W Kamau Bell Book
The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’4, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian.
W Kamau Bell Height
Kamau stands at a height of 1.93m.