W. Kamau Bell is 'Totally Biased' on FX

New late night talk show debuts at 10 p.m. Thursday on FX
BY STACEY HARRISON Published: August 8, 2012
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He put his money where his mouth is, literally, when he gave out two-for-one tickets to performances of his one-man comedy show “Ending Racism in About an Hour” if an audience member brought a friend of a different race. He did this because he believes the more diverse an audience is, the smarter it is.

“I talk about race in a way that maybe they aren't used to hearing in public,” he says. “Also, I have a way of talking to (white people) where I can indict them but also say that they're still my friends. Some of my best whites are friends. I'm married to a white woman. I'm not doing it from the standpoint of ‘You guys are wrong, and I don't like you.' I'm doing it from the standpoint of ‘You guys are wrong, and I want to help you.'”

As for what the show will look like, Bell says, “We probably have more ideas than we have show for,” but it will include taped sketches as well as interviews and contributions from fellow comedians.”



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