Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

W. Kamau Bell

Who is he? A San Franciscan comic whose highly politicised sets have sent his profile in the States sky high.

What’s his show about? It’s called The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour. His central theme is that Barack Obama being President doesn’t mean that racism is dead and buried in America. However, Bell hopes that his show is the shovel that will help dig its grave.

WTF? Rumour has it that Chris Rock is taking a close personal interest in shepherding Bell’s debut US TV show on to air.

H Pleasance Courtyard,
3-29 Aug (not 10, 17), 9.30pm
Tel: 0131 556 6550