2013 The Root 100

Stand-up comic gets his own daily show on FXX.

  • Influence: 225.9
  • Reach: 13.78
  • Substance: 7.8
  • Media Mentions: 348
  • Internet Mentions: 4980000
  • Twitter Followers: 34773
  • W. Kamau Bell

  • Host of new daily show on FXX, Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell.
  • Job: Comedian, talk show host
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: @wkamaubell
  • Location: New York City
  • Age: 40
  • Bio:

    W. Kamau Bell and his brand of racialicious, topical comedy goes daily on the newly launched FXX channel this fall. Just one short year ago, Bell debuted Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell on FX, a cultural historical mash-up of the week's events, mixed with side-splitting man on the street segments around NYC. Backed by Chris Rock, and with pop references from the Grateful Dead to Malcolm X, Bell is one of but a few African-American political comedians on the scene today -- and like Rock, he's no shrinking violet. Bell tells The Root he is most proud that his lefty comedy show has given employment to so many good people. "I'm a job creator," says Bell. "Take that, Mitt Romney!  Wherever you are."

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