W. Kamau Bell is a critically acclaimed socio-political comedian and host of the Emmy Award-nominated series "United Shades of America on CNN."
As part of the Excellence in Leadership Speaker Series, Bell will be coming to campus at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in Pruis Hall to talk about the impact of race in American culture.
Bell travels across the country, particularly during the month of February, giving his lecture “The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour.”
Allison Sweigart, a junior nursing major, is excited about Bell coming to campus.
“With everything that is going on in the news concerning racism, it sounds like something that would be good to educate myself more on and keep up to date,” Sweigart said.
Bell is also the host of the radio talk show "Kamau Right Now!" on KALW in San Francisco. He co-hosts the podcasts "Politically Re-Active" and "Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period."
“I like that he’s trying to use comedy to bring attention to these issues in a way that is not so serious,” Sweigart said. “He’s trying to educate us in an interesting way.”