W. Kamau Bell

A lot of you know W. Kamau Bell from his tv show Totally Biased and his podcast Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period.  You may have also read his recent piece on blackness in American in Vanity Fair.

Guest Appearances

August 2, 2020

Comedian and writer W. Kamau Bell feels cautiously optimistic, but still not great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.


Kamau sits down with Conan to talk about meeting Anthony Bourdain, doing bits with his kids, and tolerating discomfort. Later, Conan’s assistant Sona recounts losing her wallet.


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July 13, 2020

Stand-up comic W. Kamau Bell talks with Andy Richter about gaining new perspective on his past material, bringing humor to the racial dialogue with United Shades of America, and why he works extra hard imparting humility to his kids.

May 24, 2018

Negin takes a breather from political bedlam with an episode that’ll get you in the gut! A cast of all-stars assemble to chat about grief in the digital age, how to be good at being jealous, and the pitfalls of porn. Negin is joined by W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America), Leah Bonnema (Comedy Drop), Kendra Cunningham (Last Comic Standing), Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me Another), Akilah Hughes (Crooked Media), and Baratunde Thurston (How To Be Black).

This episode is sponsored by ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE).

March 15, 2018

Comedians W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America) and Leah Bonnema (Comedy Drop) join Negin to chat about Rex Tillerson’s ousting and Trump’s new picks for Secretary of State and CIA director. Plus, they discuss the potential U.S.-North Korea talks and the House GOP’s break with the intelligence community on Russia. Lastly, the panelists talk about their relationships to money and class. This episode was recorded on Tuesday afternoon EST, before the results of Pennsylvania’s special House election were available.

This episode is sponsored by Modcloth (code: FAKE).

March 15, 2018

This week, Hari & Ashok Kondabolu discuss Batman, scents, pleasantries & weed.

June 12, 2017

Checking the news right now, things are a little, how do you say…fucked. But there is some hope. As one of our guests puts it, “Rome wasn’t burnt down in a day.” Despite your Richard Spencers, your animated frog avatars and the whole extended cast of characters hell-bent on returning America to its pre-civil rights glory (“a hot dog cost a nickel and you could physically assault any person of color you saw! “) there are still people fighting for good in this country.

That’s why this week we’re chatting with comedians/podcasters/activists and all-around cool dudes W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu. Their podcast “Politically Reactive” is the modern guide to surviving in the age of Trump– from how to be an active part of the resistance to just how to stay happy and not let the whole dumpster fire weigh you down on a day-to-day basis. First, Jack O’Brien and Daniel O’Brien chat with W. Kamau Bell about his show “United Shades of America,” what it was like interviewing Richard Spencer and a KKK leader and how he would go about fixing the violence in Chicago. Later, Alex Schmidt and Katie Goldin speak with Hari Kondabolu about #covfefe, how being a touring comedian gives you a different view of America and an absolutely crazy video of Malcom X on a Canadian Game show.

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Podcast: Politically Reactive: https://goo.gl/Nxh4Iv

Website: W. Kamau Bell: https://goo.gl/zHt0Y3

Website: Hari Kondabolu: https://goo.gl/WAFZFH

Website: United Shades of America on CNN: https://goo.gl/JV0kde

Book: The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: https://goo.gl/HTjbXk

Album: Hari Kondabolu’s New Material Night Volume One: https://goo.gl/945WUm

Video: Malcom X on Canadian Game Show: https://goo.gl/eJEn3W