W Kamau Bell Biography
W. Kamau Bell (born Walter Kamau Bell) is an American comedian, writer, and television host. Bell began performing stand-up comedy in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1990s, and quickly gained a reputation for his social and political commentary. He has released several comedy albums, including “One Night Only” and “Face Full of Flour”, and has performed on numerous television shows, including “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with James Corden”, and “The View”.
Walter was born on January 26, 1973 in Palo Alto, California, U.S. He is [agecalc birthdate=1973-01-26]
Kamau bears an American nationality.
Family – Father – Parents
He was born to Walter Bell and Janet Cheatham Bell. His father served as Alabama’s Insurance Commissioner and Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation. His mother Janet is an author and has founded a self-publishing firm.
Bell lived in Boston, Massachusetts in the Mattapan Neighborhood of the city between the ages five and 12.
W Kamau Bell Parents Kenyan
Kamau bears his ancestry from Kenya.
W Kamau Bell Wife
Kamau has been married to Melissa Hudson Bell since 2009. Melissa is a teacher, choreographer and a performer based in Berkeley, California.
W Kamau Bell Kids – W Kamau Bell Daughters
Kamau has two daughters with his lovely wife, Sami Bell and Juno Bell.
W Kamau Bell Education
Walter graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and later attended the University of Pennsylvania before dropping out. Bell later began to pursue a career in comedy.
W Kamau Bell Comedian
Walter bacame a founding member of the comedy collective Laughter Against The Machine after establishing himself as a sociopolitical comedian and community activist based in San Francisco.
Bell has been featured in prominent podcasts and publications such as WTF with Marc Maron, Citizen Radio, and Current TV’s The War Room with Jennifer Granholm, on which he was a regular correspondent.
He released his first comedy album, One Night Only in 2007.
In 2007, he also developed a one-man show entitled The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour. It is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism”, which he periodically performs in updated versions.
In 2010, he released his follow-up album, Face Full of Flour which was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of the year by iTunes and Punchine Magazine.
He wrote “Kamau’s Komedy Korner” for the San Francisco Weekly. Walter was voted San Francisco’s best comedian by the SF Weekly, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and 7×7 Magazine in 2012.
W Kamau Bell Special
Walter’s first stand-up comedy Tv special, Semi-Prominent Negro, premiered on Showtime on April 29, 2016. He released his third full-length album, also titled Semi-Prominent Negro, was released on Kill Rock Stars on September 30, 2016.
He became the Frank Sinatra Artist-in-Residence of Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.
W Kamau Bell Show
- Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
- United Shades of America
Walter is currently the host of the CNN documentary series United Shades of America, which premiered on April 24, 2016. He was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality Program for his hosting in United Shades of America later in July 2018.
Since November 2014, Bell has co-hosted the Earwolf-produced podcast Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period with comedian and writer Kevin Avery. He has hosted Kamau Right Now, a live radio show and podcast produced by KALW since January 2016.
He has also co-hosted the Panoply/First Look Media-produced podcast Politically Re-Active with comedian Hari Kondabolu since June 2016.
W Kamau Bell Book
The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’4, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian.
W Kamau Bell Tour
- Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Oakland Museum of California
- Sunday, October 14, 2018
5:30 PM 9:30 PM
- Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7:00 PM 8:00 PM
- Saturday, September 22, 2018
7:30 PM 9:30 PM
W Kamau Bell Height
Kamau stands at a height of 1.93m.