9 Burst results for "Special Private School Negro"
"special private school negro" Discussed on Adult ISH
"Doc today our media we got w. Kamau Bell he's a let me see here six four dad man African American of your black this gender he's got asthma doesn't already started saying he's a Momma's boy like me and my visit anything the husband husband yes Sanofi and he's also a stand up comedian the median who have you on the edge with the KKK episode on his show and he also has a Netflix Special Private School Negro and also last but not least. I got me running out of breath. You know I'm skipping my my school project today on the Beatles to be here which you right now. It's a pleasure to talk to you. Come out wait so that makes me a bigger than the Beatles just for right now. Definitely what is a school project on the Beatles what you do. It's the communications class present just on their legacy and stuff like that yeah. I think I'm still finish show up like the last two seconds exhale my grouping like watch them staring. It'll be good I can go. I I know a lot of Beatles. Oh you do okay all right but so right now come out. We got you on the hot seat so I think it's only pro start off with a quick game of back and forth of hot potato racism. How do you feel about that sure. Is that the thing that I for my Netflix. Take this into the game yea so basically for everybody who doesn't know what I'm talking about. The end of Kamal's Netflix special he doesn't thing where he talks about hot potato racism and talking about how when racing is served to oh you like to just start with that. You don't like to hold onto it exactly so I'm gonNA. Give you this just like that. Just raises my nope. Nope not today you take that the exact you tell the story so I'm going to read to you three relaxing areas and you're gonNa tell me how you would react though so these happened to real people real people you transferred to a mostly white private private school in the fifth grade on your first day. The Dean gives you a tour of the school that ends in the basketball gym. You've had no previous conversations with him about basketball at all but without seeing you shoot a ball. They make you sign up for the team on the spot. Come out. How do you react first of all that. Could literally be my story yeah. I don't think it was like I did that actually happen to me. The first rate is hard because you're not really in a position to confront authority so my thing would be when you're in fifth grade. My kids anytime anything is a half inch. Go find a trusted adult now. That adult is not a trusted adult. You gotta you gotTa you gotTa to your parents. You feel a little weird because I think I think he's got. I think it's important important for kids and parents that they can tell you anything that they think is like you know what I mean because I think sometimes kids think they're going to talk about the big things so I would. I would make sure that kid new to come to they trusted verbally black belt or if you're like adopted by by parking and that was the dean they'd be like. Can you teach my child to read. Read good might be one for the private school private schools for the basketball exactly so scenario to do you hop on the bus. There's no cease open besides the seat next to a white woman and her bags on it you ask her if you could sit right there and she says sorry no. I can't move it but at the next stop you see her. Move it for a white man who she clearly does not know. This is where you go back to like the area of the seat and you just stand cross. Moore makes me Catcher and just the the biggest smiley face you can yeah. It'd be like yeah. I know you're drives drives. The movie and you just can't let you can't mean mugger because that's the cops. It's hard to call the cops on a black eye for smiling do yeah yeah. I think you have to really like for me in that moment because it's not like a super serious situation here but I think you want to go home and go. There's his pocket wouldn't stop smiling you. I Know Yeah Yeah I think for me. It's like you have to make people feel you have to figure out a way to make that person ridiculous and even if you don't I know they know they still walk out for me. A lot of times people like that because then they have to tell the story they might they might even remember the thing that happened because that's how racism works yeah you just want to let them walk away with the maximum point of the habitat of racism you. Don't you just know that they have to tell somebody. Bring that racism home all right scenario three. That also happened to me that of course it also happened to me. Was You know I'm sure that happened. These are so scenario three your wife life and her mom friends are kicking it out a lovely cafe with the name that rhymes with of film would it's not it could have you head over to the cafe to meet up with them upon arrival. One of the cafe employees tells you Skram or stop trying to sell them things so these lovely lovely group of MOMS commodity you you get super pissed. Your wife in that moment realizes what happens because she's you've together for a long time. She knows how to black situation. We've been working together. We take the baby. Put the baby in the car. My wife goes back to the cafe and like reads the cafe for fill the woman she she talks to you up and down because my wife has the benefit of her white skin just sorta get mad in that moment and then you give the cafe every opportunity to apologize as an explain their actions they take zero of them and then you blow them up on the Internet with the blog that goes viral and then we knew that if this is happening to me it's happening lots of people so we have to stand up for those people who don't have you know a hundred thousand twitter followers flakes in four years ago everybody listening. This clearly did not happen to me. This happened to who happened to me was the Hudson Bell and my daughter right thirteen week old daughter. That's that's insane yeah so moving on you. Pass the test great job when Potato Races the Oh that is we should really make that if we could no longer take but first I row question. Do you ever wake up. Sometimes Emberg grant just like being woken. Just want to go back to sleep. Hashtag tag woke woke like like it's tiring. It's exhausting. I mean first of all. Let's be clear whatever we think the best easiest most fun job is everybody is exhausted by their job. Sometimes everybody's like more. NBA Players are upset this year than ever before in the NBA so you know like and that's kind of one of the best jobs you know so everybody can suck so I sort of understand that and then in that I go. I have one of the best jobs you can have so. There's a privilege. I have with my job so moments I might even I will complain to my wife my friends but I'm not going to take that out into the world you you know object because again the cafe situation because these happened to lots of black people but the problems. I'm experiencing this the work I've chosen. Those are mostly my problem. I mean so so there and there are times when not everything I do is Hashtag woke not every time I do a lot of things. Where I I watch shark tank just talking about equity. I I will vacuum. There's things I do to sort of decompress and like just sort of let myself so there's moment you have to do that. Seamless transition here now. Let's talk about the KKK on your show you get out like in the middle of the night like flashes and the lights twice hops out in four Klansmen garber. Whatever you WANNA call it and you honestly you've had me like on the edge of my seat the Australian I'm like why would you do that. Is trying to job had cancelled back to the bay. I was pregnant with our second daughter. The daughter would later.
"special private school negro" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"I want to say before we launch into this because usually we have an interim Monica shared and and <hes> I would feel terrible if I didn't say what W.. Kamau bell had out in the marketplace. He has a great book. The awkward thoughts W. Kamau Bell he also has a Netflix Special Private School Negro. Check that on a Netflix and then his C._N._N.. Show which we talked about a lot <hes> during the podcast united shades of America season four on C._N._N.. Just ended unfortunately but you can check it out. We bought it on Itunes Yeah when we wanted to listen strange yeah. It's really fun. Show such a unique perspective yeah yeah he interacts with people's very disarming yeah liked him a lot. We like them tall gentlemen tallest. I've ever seen well now. That's GonNa check that fact. K. Jess come out is six four according to his bulls right injustice six six so too tall inches taller. I actually think justice six five because we've had this conversation recently where he he says he feels like he's six six. We think he's six six but when he measures at the doctor at six five okay well that's pretty definitive when you measure at the doctor but also Conan O'Brien was in here and he is a sex couples got like four inches of hair to oh. Oh good good point. Maybe oh this goes into urine is debate about your height or the opposite because he has the same color hair as me it is it's really opposite. Maybe if yours was jagged at the top of it made a jagged outline shot straight up yours goes back flat against the has a lot of volume. How dare you will it does have volume but it does follow the contour of your varietals and you don't do your bangs like if you blew your bangs out like when I was in eighth grade uh-huh you might look five five although I think that would just be out like a visor no no no you gotta go up real high up there? I'll show you some pictures arena him and I'm a yearbook. Oh yeah she's your hottest girlfriend. I don't want to brank. The People's hotness is all you do is all you do is rank hotness. You are always calling people a ten or a two or something like that one on one. I only say people's number. If it's really high I only so I only keep a positive. I've never come on your call someone a to maybe I'll leave it to listeners to tell me 'cause I can't remember remember that they might want to just get excited for a second I now see that you've found your other flipflops. Whatever that's called slipper sandal what's off when I found one of them in errant Sandal deck as we were leaving the house from our vacation? Yeah we're back in Los Angeles everybody everybody Nixon. It's sad waltz mix for me. I do love this studio. I love being in the space. I'm already excited just to be in hearing in that's A. B.. I hate it here. I want to be back on that way hated the world. It's stinks in here so yes. We're back. What a trip we had a trip? It's a real eat in over there on Western Lake Michigan coastline. I wonder if people like hearing about our vacation or if they're like okay we we get it. You had a fun vacation the ladder yeah I think maybe yeah but isn't in a form of expressing gratitude. I'm expressing gratitude quarrel very lucky to have been on that trip and in the Eden only were on the beach catch. You said I don't like anything you've said on here as well and I've already said on here after you said that that I don't find that to be helpful to me to hear and then he said it again <hes> because you called me a sex Chinchilla right times that's right a couple of times and I said Hey I don't like that and use it. You don't like anything Oh that's. That's not exactly what what happened. We started listing many many animals that we were all sitting around in a circle. Doing what are animal totems could be so. We're guessing in every guest that we had for you. You didn't like no yeah and I said she doesn't. She's not going to like any of the animals we compared to. That's totally not what happened at all. Oh that's how I remember it. What animals do people say that? I didn't like. I said a I don't know I said a Fox at one point is we're just GONNA have different I get I said a Fox News. Fox makes sense. That's always said about me being an animal totem animal. I think you were telling the story about sex Chinchilla. You told the story and then we were done telling that story and then we were playing cards and then you said it you called me and then I said I don't like that and you said you don't like anything. Oh can. I said why don't like that and then you laughed that was funny that was appropriate time to laugh but a keeps coming up and it bothers me okay. I'm sorry it feels like no matter what Animal Mo we guess for you. It's a pass okay. You can't even tell me one of the animals that you're talking about g animals. I said Kuala Bear. I said I would never have said you. I don't like that. That's totally really fine. Yes at bad I don't know I don't think it's bad no one called me. You're you are mistaken. I think I would have been interested to hear all the animals people thought I was no one said anything. After we talked about Fox Knox <hes> and then section show was own thing standalone the exact same time during the same conversation it was during the same day but it was not the same conversation and it's fine. I just WanNa know I mean. I don't think you were talking about just the animals I well. My real opinion of you is no matter what animal all say you'll try to think of the worst thing about that like I don't understand your huge objection the sex Chinchilla Chila. I really don't into Super Cute animal in your disgusted by it so I think that you no matter what I say is the negative and I do think that I think you're trying to find a negative whatever animal by talking about specifically in animal conversation are you talking about in life. I'm talking about all things. Were your assessment of your your physical attraction is potentially in the argument completely delusional about how you look and then I think when we talk about anything related to how you look that you're trying to turn it into something negative and I I do have that opinion of you. Okay that's fine that you have that opinion and that could be true. That probably is true but I guess my question is if you know that something is going to trigger me feeling feeling bad about myself. Why would you say why often don't know until you react then? I'm reminded of it when I'm just calling you a sex panther or a sexton chiller anything. I'm not okay well. Sex Panther is not the same a section Chila. No one called me a sex panther and I got upset about that well. I'd have to go back and listen but I do believe that I said what if Matt and Ben called you a sex panther sexton. Can you help me. You know I know Oh you're sitting over there and you know sex. Panthers brought up from Anchorman writing about me no sex TARAF and then texture after look him up for you yeah no good animal that people want ought to be considered was brought up for me which is fine to go back and listen. I'm not going to concede that. I think tried on a bunch of names I okay and then I think sex Chinchilla was the funniest in it hurt your feelings and I think it's so obviously means nothing. Whether we call you a sex Chinchilla sex leopard or a sex slide it does though no it's so preposterous we are arguing whether or not Riana can be called a sex draft already starts off as Cuba's Converse of course should Rana be upset that I'm seeing a sex giraffe if I called U._S._X.. Draft would you be upset. I think you would think whatever animal I would say to you would upset you and you're trying to make an objective claim about what what animal is sexy or not but I started with calling someone I think very sexy a sex giraffe yeah which no woman's really necessarily dying to be confused with Giraffe so it just to me it started on a preposterous premise and then my call you is sex Chinchilla. It's just funny and I understand your feelings. Were and I'm sorry that they were but for me. It was funny from the get-go and it was never an evaluation of your actual looks or what animal you resemble and so I think we have different sensitivities to that. We have different sensitivities in general <hes> and I'm just saying that I don't think and maybe I'm wrong about this and you can tell me if because if I'm doing it I really want to stop. I think I do have fairly good job of not trying to exacerbate your sensitivities. You must because you never anger me or hurt my feelings except for when you've been a happy when I've lost that's the only brought that up yeah. I just thought I will bring that up. 'cause it felt more like a broad a painting with a pretty wide brush of my personality that I don't like anything and I don't find that to be true at all. No I just meant what the animals like a lot of stuff rectangle sandwiches <hes> album square sandwiches his round sandwiches even had a <hes> a long skinny sandwich at Lafayette Coney Island Wall Nice Sandwich we call that we according day Andrew Zimmer N- he maintains that it's sandwich anything between bread I guess he had some strong opinions about cookies and crackers and sandwiches. I agreed with him. He said well someone in our Q. In a in Minneapolis mast is eh animal cracker a cracker or cookie and he felt very strongly was a cookie fast enough. Yeah I agree age it is. I don't even think anyone's really on the cracker side of the debate. Have you ever met anyone like you know my favorite aver crackers are crackers and cheese animal crack <hes> again animal crackers in a sharp sharp Cheddar is my favorite. Maybe the kids would say that to get away with getting some free cookie absolutely angling to get a box cookies. I bet I wonder when they created that product they were we can't call him animal cookies because parents won't buy their kids McKee's hunter just cracker. It says it on the bucks dance eighties who had their weekly fifteen fifteen minutes of watching the kids got Ogilvy bathroom shame downstairs and there's like six empty boxes animal crackers on on their crackers it came from England where they call cookies biscuits or crackers. That makes a little bit of sense. I do remember having a real laugh when Aaron and bulletin deny were in Venice Italy on our little European Paean adventure and we had an English roommate in our hostile in he was sharing his chocolate digestive biscuits with.
"special private school negro" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai
"Every waking needs satisfied that's somehow a bad thing and wally world fuck you oh sure let's go down to earth and watch to room was trying to fuck one another instead of floating around in our utopia spaceship fuck wally next up fuck up and up knows why okay hasn't this old man been through enough without an annoying chubby boy scout getting all up in his business what this elderly mother fucker perish in peace this man has lost everything and now he has this donut hole of a kid alabama's business launching its house into the sky also fuck up for the first five minutes of up because the first five minutes of up didn't have to go that hard and they did and it's fucked up i haven't seen the knicks six pixar movies that came out since then opinions toy story three cars to who cares brave haven't seen either 'cause i'm anti redhead siring no one cares better ginger monsters university site loved it so no i'm so sorry i saw it at a drive in and despicable me two was playing beforehand and then by the time monsters university came on i fell asleep because dr in start very late because it's sunset sleet right so i haven't seen it that's you go in the winter inside out amazing never saw it it's great i don't need my depression animated animated the good dinosaur piece of shit i did not even know that was a picture because it was so bad we'll okay the animation is gorgeous but it's the kind of animation where it's so beautiful and perfect and realistic that it just looks like a photo and at that point take a fuck and photo also the story is trash if you want a good dinosaur movie watched dinosaur i got to high wants and watch that movie and got real scared they die they all tie i know well actually that's not true and the end of the movie they don't all die i guess what happened what happened to the dinosaurs irl they all tie no right 'cause like birds chickens and reptiles this has been science with that finding dory i did see fucking idiot sop glorifying idiocy either be smart or get fucked no cars three nobody saw that ben cocoa i did see cocoa my one opinion about coco is that i'm just i'm just throwing this out there i don't want any letters okay if they could talk to dead people they should've just killed the grandma outright wait what what i've saying the oldest woman cocoa they should have killed her because she didn't know what the fuck was happening she was out of her goddamn mind they could've just put her out of her misery and then they could have hung out with her on the day of the dead like everybody else also the afterlife look way more fun than regular life and miguel knew that because he spent fucking dave the dead there and the fact that he didn't kill his aboliton coco is fucked up it's fucked up that they let her live that's the most effective thing about cocoa cocoa anti assisted suicide is what's the point of coco is it's make this old woman who has been suffering her entire life because she has not been around her dad murder her and then she'll be around her dad miguel nobody your worried about your fucking guitar you little and then finally incredible to have not seen it but again if they don't her mrs incredible who i up host on on twitter bat house she has the body type of like via original instagram model because she was like the o g kardashian oh hell yes anyway and that's the end of the pixar movies if they come out with another one i'll shit on that one too i'm an equal opportunity of shedder and now it's time to welcome our guest complainer my guests complainer today is comedian w kamau bell he's host of the emmy award winning cnn show united states of america and the new netflix stand up special private school negro he's a traveler to all weird places across the united states and president of one of the strangest places berkeley california please welcome to the show w kamau bell also i should point out that out of almost forty episodes of our show you are the first straight man to ever be a guest so congratulations don't fuck it out.
"special private school negro" Discussed on KPCC
"Monkey more than six and ten men reported feeling like society puts an unhealthy amount of pressure on memory now and some of those pressures are new especially in the metoo era and we feel like there's more to talk about together about this about manhood now so we're doing this national colin and we're going to start with calls from men but over the course of the hour we're gonna bring women into the conversation as well so men my first question for you you feel like what's expected of you is changing right now where in your life are you noticing that give us a call the phone number is eight four four seven four five talk eight four four seven four five eight to five five you can also tweet us at death sex money joining me to take your calls all hour long is w kamau bell a comedian writer host of cnn's united shades of america and star of the new netflix special private school negro kamau is also critically a man and he joins me from klw in san francisco hello kamau yes i'm the man on duty i man reporting for duty so let's start with you you work in comedy your husband your father of three daughters so for you in the last year has there been a moment when you've looked back and realized the way i thought of what it is to be a man in the way learned to be a man growing up maybe needs to be reset yeah i think as a lot of men are talking about this the metoo movement has released sort of made a lot of a stop and think about how we were raised and how we were programmed in how we've acted in the world and you know so it's not even so much how i thought about myself as a man but how direct with other men during the production of season three of unites shades we would be in the van driving around the country man producers one of them doing kennedy's.
"special private school negro" Discussed on KQED Radio
"A i'm celeste headley sitting in for joshua johnson we're discussing the net flicks special private school negro with stand up comedian and cnn host of united states of america w kamau bell and we'd love to hear from you you can send it to your thoughts and maybe you have questions for kamau bell you can comment at our facebook page tweet us at one a or email us one at w a m u dot org let's talk a little bit about your daughters sweet yeah because you you talk about them a lot and i find it really kind of endearing how much you love the show doc mick stephen's animated show i have a long record of loving very very long it's not just something that you mentioned in your new special but you know i follow you on twitter you are really excited when the dad in dock mick stephen's got a name yeah he hadn't had a name of it to that point he was just dad mixed ovens and so there's marcus and i was like yeah 'cause i've sort of identifying with the data doc week stephens and you know certainly you know and so for me it was like exciting i forget we did he has a name it's marcus why do you identify with him i mean i'm a dad i'm a black dad and there's not a ton of black dads read a watch on cartoon programming that my kids are watching i'm not saying there's not other black dads and cartoon programming but there's not you know my daughter's other favorite shows there's no that's all animals switzer snow and so to see a dad who's actually he's the show he's a good dad he's not like a foil for a good dad he's a good dad he cares about his kid he's always giving her vegetables to eat she eats them he he's he's got a garden i mean what's like about marcus mick stephen's so i find it interesting to to sort of compare and contrast the way you talk about doc mick stephen's as opposed to the way you described the tv that you consumed as a young man because you didn't have the same sort of black role models that your your daughters now have and so i wonder how how how big of a change is that from the time that you were watching the incredible hulk and spiderman as a kid it's a huge change i mean it's it's it's i mean people say it's peak tv for grown ups its peak tv for everybody's p tv for children to and i was always i mean my whole life i've hated the way people sorta condescend to the idea of watching too much television i don't know i live in the bears people say i don't watch tv if that makes them smarter and i only have net flicks because that's not tv and so for me it's about choices my mom as well as much as i watched like the incredible hulk and spiderman also watch a ton of pbs when i was a kid and i also watched a ton of like political show what sixty minutes in my house because that's what the tv was on the tv when it was sunday nights and so i watched the very wide variety tv and i know that it helped make me smarter and more and more interested in the world and so for our for our daughters it's the same thing it's just they have a much wider array of things to choose from and i mean you read a lot of comic books it wasn't just watching the the superheroes on tv there's a really long great rant in your book about all the black superheroes that for some reason have black in their names no fence black panther and black lightning but that's just the way that's the way it was right right have a secret age alias if you become black lightning right but yeah exactly nobody goes here it's a bird of the plane it's white superman okay so but you you say even say comic books are are important that this isn't just pop culture what makes it so important but the i mean they're more important now they were when i was a kid ubiquitous nature of them the fact that a lot of kids start reading started former love of reading through colic books the fact that it's about images that are sort of imprinting in your head and if you don't see anybody in that space for you.
"special private school negro" Discussed on KQED Radio
"For the fourth of july we expect a condition similar to what we saw today the daytime high end san rafael tomorrow predicted to be sixty four though sacramento see a high of eighty one walnut creek seventy four oakland sixty six in san francisco sixty three degrees for tomorrow wednesday the fourth it's time for the one eight program previously recorded here on kqed public radio eighty eight point five fm this is one a i'm celeste headley sitting in for joshua johnson the country is divided and polarized people aren't talking to each other they often hate people who live in different places and vote for different politicians maybe what america needs is a six foot four inch black left leaning asthmatic dad and stand up comedian w kamau bell wants to make you laugh but he wants to do it while telling you the truth he's the host of cnn's emmy award winning documentary series united shades of america he's also the author of the awkward thoughts of w kamau bell and out with a new netflix stand up special private school negro he joins us now to discuss your special and a lot more come out welcome to one a thanks for having me can we start by just explaining the title of your special what does it mean when you say private school negro it means i'm a negro who went to a private school and the implications of that are well the sort of you know i felt like most of my life i was defined by the fact that i wasn't doing blackness the way that either mainstream american culture said blackness was supposed to be performed or the way that sometimes other many other black people thought blackness was supposed to be performed so at this point my life at at my current age to forty five with through now three children i'm just sort of embracing yeah i'm just one of those private school negroes like so that helps for me it helps frame of my entity for somebody who's like do i want to watch the special well do you want to hear from a private school negro no i don't okay keep it moving it's kind of like a a warning just you know you're just being you doing public service so they know i i believe in the power of titles as you've read the title of my book and i think titles should sort of its do it it says on the ten is this in the uk so to me it's like this is this is exactly what it is if that does that sound interesting to you that i i'm totally fine with that and i mean there's another moment you start the special immediately with almost immediately with this let's play this little clip the frustrating thing the most frustrating thing for me about the trump era or error depending upon your pronunciation is that i will still find myself in discussion with people who will still say they don't think he's a racist like people oh yeah okay she's like people for second and it's not just white people on the right it's why people across the political spectrum that'd be go i think donald trump a racist and they go i mean.
"special private school negro" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I felt like it was not being treated fairly as a black man who sometimes on television at the time i was like i can try to do something about this and so i don't know if if if the presidency had you know if you know i can't remember even who admit romney had one or you know whoever you know whoever you else who was running against history is moves so quickly now it's hard to remember eight years ago exactly yep that if he hadn't if obama hadn't one maybe i don't think i'm the comedian i am right now right well there's also of something misguided particularly on the left to about the interpretation of the obama presidency and that sort of represented some sort of deliverance into the promised land at all was fixed right but then case indeed that was not the case and i think that when i in my act and i i think i have i think the last obama job i'll ever right is in my snoozing my netflix special we'll see he's been sort of quiet right now but you know so it's really about that thing about like the feeling of loving him and wanting to support him while at the same time being critical him running no but there's so much criticism of him that is based in nothing other than racism and nonsense and so it feels more important to speak out against moore more than sometimes the actual critical ideas that have against his policies and his leadership a lot of people called your comedy the perfect ended out to the trump presidency does that feel limiting or inspiring i mean the you know the trump presidency as much as we don't realize that is just a moment in time so i it's hard to remember that i think i'll be doing comedy longer than trump's the president i think you know things move pretty quickly now and he certainly has some ideas and we don't really seem to have a political class on the left or the right and wants to stand up against him but i think it's only gonna last at the most six more years we can only oh let's talk about your new netflix special private school negro why did you call it that because i wanted to hear public radio host again and again it's been good to hear you say it over and over again you know my last special was called semi prominent negro my i grew up i was born in seventy three really sort of post civil rights era so but in my household my mom's still talked about it a lot and had friends over dog about a lot and so i heard the word negro a lot as a kid and i just have a abba connection to the word negroes like that's when black people got angry and got loud and got political and now the biking weren't always angry latin political but it was a time where there was real organization on a national level to make our voices heard the quote martin luther king junior to convince you that hopefully you talk about your mom a lot in comedy what she like she's a hero keno she's if you if when people meet my mom they they want her to be there they want her to be their mom i mean everybody my friends on facebook we'll tell me when my mom likes their comments or comments on their feet so she's you know she's she's my mom was born in indianapolis indiana she was born in the middle of segregation she was but she was busted school she was like putting in remedial english class a remedial classes in high school because she hadn't been educated she's really smart person and ended up going to stanford so you know she just it's it's a classic story and it's not that different from many black lawless country would like having to do for yourself because you couldn't trust other people to do for you and so she's you know she's she's my hero but she's not that different from many black women in this country so what's the net flicks special about the netflix special is really it's about making the personal political and the political personal and connecting those things through my kids like again there's two things.
"special private school negro" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"W kamau bell is known for making americans laugh and think critically about race and politics he travels the country is the host of the united states of america cnn's docu series on race based subcultures and last week he released his first next next netflix special private school negro in it come out explores everything from raising biracial black daughters in the trump era to the berkeley free speech movement komo has been named an acl aclu celebrity ambassador for racial justice nominee for the w a c p sorry double n double acp image award and received an emmy award for his work and i am delighted to welcome komo here today thank you for joining us we have you there canal yes i'm here all right fantastic so come out berkeley california is home for you yes is that where you got your starting comedy no i got my start in chicago and then i moved out to the bay area mostly moved doesn't bear for san francisco because the san francisco comedy scene was pretty legendary nfl it'd be a good place to grow nice so you work has always been a politically progressive tell us about a laughter against the machine i was a group me and a bunch of other political comedians who are sort of political comedians but weren't doing political comedy the way that people normally did political comedy because we were actually talking about like movements of people and and activism and things like that whereas a lot of political comedy before that fell very sort of like sterile and so we started a comedy collective we called laughter against the machine because that we knew that would immediately let people know what we were doing what is political comedy in your without mind sort of drawing a distinction between the different approaches i mean i think the label of political comedy is one thing i think all combination clinical because in inherently by as soon as you talk on stage you're making choices that are political choices whether you realize it or not but i think in this country you know the traditional political comedy comes out of like you know mark twain will rogers but i think you know and then i think you know you get to like louis black or will durst who lives in san francisco where there's sort of a very sort of like talking about the goings on of washington dc and which is funny and i like that stuff george carlin did a little bit of that too whereas i feel like when people started labeling made political comedian would be put on political comedy shows and i would sort of stand out from the other political colleagues on the show so i decided i'd come with a different label for this and that's when social political because it was like i'm talking about the the bigger movements i'm not necessarily just talking about dc the world outside of dc more to the point right absolutely you're cnn show united states of america premiered in the spring of two thousand sixteen during the presidential primaries what's it like to have the trump administration in the background or the foreground of your work i feel like we're pretty lucky because our first season was during the last year of obama and i always said to people that the first season was basically the mix tape in the second season the album right we we were able to sort of get our our legs under us i think it'd been pretty challenging to hit the ground running into the obama era because the show in the trump era because this show is about passing the microphone to people who don't get the microphone enough last night we our season finale was about the native hawaiians and talking about how they don't dare their land was stolen from them by the united states of america which you know that's a very you know it's a statement of people don't want to hear but it's clearly true from the history and i think that we had to sort of workup ourselves to be able to tell a story like that a lot of history we don't wanna hear you mentioned the obama administration and developing the show at the beginning while that was still going on was it harder to be a progressive comedian in the obama administration or was there still plenty of critique and make fun of no i mean i think the obama administration's why became more political in my act because every day there was a black man on television who.
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"W kamau bell is known for making americans laugh and think critically about race and politics he travels the country is the host of united states of america cnn's docu series on race based subcultures and last week he released his first next next netflix special private school negro in it come out explores everything from raising biracial black daughters in the trump era to the berkeley free speech movement komo has been named an acl use celebrity ambassador for racial justice nominee for the w a c p sorry nwea cpi image award and received an emmy award for his work and i am delighted to welcome komo here today thank you for joining us we have you there yes i'm here all right fantastic so come out berkeley california california's home for you yes is that where you got your starting comedy no no i got my start in chicago and then i moved out to the bay area mostly moved doesn't bear for san francisco because the san francisco comedy scene was pretty legendary nfl it'd be a good place to grow nice so you work has always been a politically progressive tell us about a laughter against the machine i was a group me and a bunch of other political comedians who are sort of political comedians but weren't doing political comedy the way that people normally did political comedy because we were actually talking about like you know movements of people and and activism and things like that whereas a lot of political comedy before that felt very sort of sterile and so we started a comedy collectively called laughter against the machine because that we knew that would immediately let people know what we were doing what is political comedy in your definition without minds sort of drawing a distinction between the different approaches i mean i think the label of political comedy is one thing i think all combination clinical because an inherently by talk on stage you're making choices that are political choices whether you realize it or not but i think in this country the traditional political comedy comes out of like you know mark twain will rogers but i think you know and then i think you know you get to like louis black or will durst who lives here in san francisco where there's sort of a very sort of like talking about the goings on of washington dc and it was just funny and i liked that style george carlin did a little bit of that too whereas i feel like when people start labeling main political comedian i'd be put on political comedy shows and i would sort of stand out from the other political colleagues on the show so i decided to come with a different label for this and that's when i started seeing social political because it was like i'm talking about the the bigger movements i'm not necessarily just talking about dc the world outside of dc more to the point right absolutely you're seen in show united states of america premiered in the spring of twenty sixteen during the presidential primaries what's it like to have the trump administration in the background or the foreground of your work we were we were pretty lucky because our first season was during the last year of obama and i always said to people that the first season was basically the mix tape and the second season with the album right we we were able to sort of get our our legs under us i think it'd been pretty challenging to hit the ground running into the obama era because the show in the trump era because this show is about passing the microphone to people who don't get the microphone enough last night our season finale was about the native hawaiians and talking about how they don't their their land was stolen from them by the united states which you know that's a very the statement a lot of people don't want to hear but it's clearly true from the history and i think that we had to sort of workup ourselves to be able to tell a story like that a lot of history we don't wanna hear you mentioned the obama administration in developing the show at the beginning while that was still going on was it harder to be a progressive comedian in the administration or was there still plenty of to critique and make fun of no i mean i think the obama administration's why became more political in my act because every day there was a black man on television who i felt like was not being treated fairly as a black man who sometimes television at the time i was like.