“W KAMAU BELL: SEMI-PROMINENT NEGRO” PREMIERE ANNOUNCED: First Stand-Up Comedy Special Directed By Morgan Spurlock To Premiere Friday, April 29 @ 10 PM On SHOWTIME
Critically-acclaimed socio-political comedian W. KAMAU BELL stars in his first solo stand-up special W. KAMAU BELL: SEMI-PROMINENT NEGRO premiering Friday, April 29 at 10 p.m. on SHOWTIME on-air, online, on demand and over the internet.
Directed by Morgan Spurlock (the Oscar-nominated director of Super Size Me andFreakonomics) and filmed before a live audience at the Roulette Theater in Brooklyn, the film features his uniquely insightful and hilarious views on a host of social and political issues such as gentrification, marriage equality, “mixed-race” children and doing Black children’s hair just to name a few. In SEMI-PROMINENT NEGRO, Bell confirms his stature as one of the leading cultural critics of our time.
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: https://youtu.be/tzKldU5jEsI
“I have been a huge fan of Kamau for years, and when he approached me about directing his first big time comedy special, I jumped at the chance,” said Spurlock. “As a lifelong fan of standup comedy and specials, I thought this opportunity was too good to miss.”
Bell added, “I’m extremely excited to finally release a one-hour comedy special on SHOWTIME. And the fact that it is directed by one of my favorite filmmakers ever, Morgan Spurlock, is too much to have hoped for. We live in critical times and comedy can help make those times a little bit easier to deal with. I hope that SEMI-PROMINENT NEGRO can help people laugh and deal with these times. Also I hope it helps me afford better health insurance. Specifically dental and vision.”
Bell can also be seen hosting CNN’s upcoming series “United Shades of America” premiering April 24, public radio talk show, “Kamau Right Now!” on KALW in San Francisco and the popular podcast “Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period” on Earwolf, which was listed as one of Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Podcasts Every Black Woman Should Hear.” The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.”
CAMERON ESPOSITO ON THE LATE LATE SHOW + SXSW DATES & MARRIAGE MATERIAL PREMIERE MARCH 24
CAMERON ESPOSITO hit The Late Show with James Corden to talk about her new marriage and the prospect of having kids using a sperm donor. Watch here: https://youtu.be/xLqAx_2183I
See Cameron this weekend at SXSW!
Saturday March 12 @ Esther’s Follies – SXSW Seeso comedy party, 10pm
Sunday March 13 @ The Hideout, official Marriage Material show, 7pm
Watch for Cameron’s third album and debut stand up special, “MARRIAGE MATERIAL” to premiere on Seeso, March 24 and iTunes, March 25.
CHRIS GARCIA TO RELEASE DEBUT COMEDY ALBUM ‘LAUGHING AND CRYING AT THE SAME TIME’ MARCH 25 VIA ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. HEAR TWO NEW ALBUM TRACKS BELOW
CHRIS GARCIA announces the release of his debut comedy album ‘LAUGHING AND CRYING AT THE SAME TIME’ out FRIDAY, MARCH 25 on ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. The late Robin Williams described Garcia’s humor as “fearless, funny, and straight from the heart” while Marc Maron says, “Chris Garcia proves you can find humor in anything.” Garcia cut his comedy teeth in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was named “A Comic To Watch” (San Jose Mercury News), “One of the 7 Funniest People in San Francisco” (7×7 Magazine) and “a Rising Comedic Star” (SF Weekly).
Currently living in his hometown of Los Angeles, Garcia returned to San Francisco to record his breakthrough debut ‘Laughing and Crying at The Same Time’ which showcases his vivid storytelling style which draws you into his world through a variety of characters and recollections that are both outrageously absurd and sincerely heartfelt.
Garcia has recently appeared on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central, Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC, and has been heard on memorable episodes of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and NPR’s This American Life, in which he lovingly discusses his father’s battle with dementia.
‘LAUGHING AND CRYING AT THE SAME TIME’ is now available via Amazon: http://amzn.to/1PexWPp
‘LAUGHING AND CRYING AT THE SAME TIME’ will be available on vinyl this summer – Stay tuned!
GREG BRO AND KEVIN AVERY RELEASE “DRIVE-BY” ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR SONG FROM AWARD-WINNING SHORT FILM “THUGS, THE MUSICAL”
Comedian KEVIN AVERY and animator GREG BRO announce the release of their animated music video “DRIVE-BY” Tuesday, March 8 at TheBroShow.com. Bro, a veteran animator, was inspired to create an animated music video for Avery’s song “Drive-By” from his award-winning short film, THUGS, THE MUSICAL. Bro’s “Drive-By” video originally premiered at the Twin Cities Film Festival this past fall where it was a finalist for the Indie Vision Breakthrough Film Award.
For a limited time, Avery is offering a digital bundle of the Thugs, The Musical album AND award-winning short film + download of his first stand-up album HARDCORE available starting today at Bandcamp.
Special Download Bundle: Thugs, The Musical Album + Film + Kevin’s Stand Up Album HARDCORE: https://kevinavery.bandcamp.com
Get the Thugs, The Musical Album: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/thugs-musical!-album-ep/id848470829
KEVIN AVERY is a comedian, WGA Award Winner, and Emmy nominated writer on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. His other writing credits include head writer for the critically acclaimed FX original series, Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell and writer for VH-1′s Best Week Ever. He also appears in and was co-writer of the Comedy Central digital series, White Flight, and the co-host of the popular Earwolf podcast, Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time, Period, praised by Buzzfeed as “smart” and “funny” and recommended by Entertainment Weekly as a “Must List(en).”
GREG BRO has written, animated, and voiced over 30 animated short comedies. Bro’s award-winning work has screened at film festivals across the country and he is currently working on a series for Dreamworks TV. Bro showcases his work on his website TheBroShow.com and his YouTube channel.