18 Burst results for "W. Kamau Bell"
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"For democrats in georgia. Yes for right now. Democrats are much more unified because the stakes are very clear for democrats. Either you win seats and you help. President biden with his new administration. Or you lose either one or both in. That makes it much more difficult for this president. That georgia already helped deliver. You know so stacey. Abrams is such a high profile voice. not only because she has this playbook that everyone's crediting with you know providing a blueprint for how democrats can compete in georgia. And she's turned out to be right in a lot of ways but she also has her own credibility she built up when she ran for governor in two thousand eighteen in in the thing that made her really special than was she campaign. Statewide georgia has one hundred fifty nine counties. Just yes a lot stacey. Abrams visited every county when she was running for governor because her philosophy was i might not be able to win a majority of voters in this county. But there are some votes. I can get. Yeah you know there are so many interesting data points and the georgia results this november and possibly more interesting data points to come in this runoff january. You know we saw black voter turnout. Increase almost exponentially in some instances in the state. What in your mind are the biggest demographic stories. Come out of georgia right now when it comes to these votes. So georgia's demographics are changing particularly in the atlanta suburbs becoming more diverse of color younger voters making fee state more democratic. You know right now. Republicans still control the legislature. The governor's office in all statewide elected offices. But you have this one. Recent bright spot for democrats with biden carrying the state and they're hoping that this trend will continue but the other thing that really helped. Joe biden. Win georgia was college educated. White people who particularly in in atlanta suburbs but all across the state you know they had soured on president trump. And we're willing to give joe biden a chance so that's again something that is going to be a data point. We look at in this runoff. Because you know in one race we have purdue versus ossoff. There's an age difference. But they're both white men but in the leffler warnock race there is a different racial dynamic there with warnock a black man. Who's a pastor of a black church in who has champion very progressive very publicly in a way that republicans are using to you know paint him as a radical progressive whereas kelly leffler is a white woman a wealthy white woman who lives in buckhead. The posh atlanta suburb. The question is where white people fall in. These races can help determine whether democrats can win. Thanks again the t at mitchell. She is the washington correspondent for the atlanta journal constitution. All right coming up. 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Each film tells a story of courage family and resilience small acts film fridays now through december eighteenth only on amazon prime video in the us. This is terry gross. The host of fresh air. I just interviewed former president. Barack obama about dealing with falsehoods birtherism facing obstruction in congress. And why he still hopeful about american democracy. The episode is now in the fresh air feed so my next guest. I brought them on to talk politics but we had to start the same way. Our start these days. A discussion of covid. And i wanted with them when if ever things will feel normal again. The question isn't the vaccine. It's win when do you feel comfortable going to see your favorite band. Doesn't people in mass when coachella back this crucial back. The wind kevin hart tour in his living room matt. That's mostly what i'm worried about. Those are comedians w. kamau bell and hurry kondabolu. Kamau is the host of the cnn series. United states of america and hurry created and starred in the two thousand seventeen documentary. The problem with apu on top of that work. Hurry come out host podcast together. It is called politically reactive on the show. They react to politics from a progressive point of view so brought hurry and komo on to talk about what this year's election results mean for the left for progressives and for the democratic party going forward I think honestly i question. What does it say about the state of the left that it wasn't a clean sweep which many democrats they might get go into election day. This month says a lot about the infrastructure of the the democratic party. I mean i feel like this constant desire to look for the middle trying to fi- you had clinton and you had obama and you're still going towards the clinton model like that's what i find so strange. It's like instead of a really charismatic figure that is going to mobilize you know the the progressive left as obama. Did it's like well. Let's try to get these moderate republicans and so we won this election. But it didn't win over a you know an activate a lot of the left. I mean i think a lot of the progressive left was activated by our hatred of donald trump. In our love of joe biden. I think it's also about when when the left is like we we didn't. It wasn't a clean sweep often. I think it's about who was running out about the ideals because in florida that trump won they also got fifteen dollars minimum wage. I mean. I think we haven't said enough. Oklahoma elected a non binary. Muslim millennial oklahoma like. It's like a big find the right people who have the right ideals then you can have success and i think a lot of times. There's a sort of negotiation for the middle. So i don't i think that's it's the people who lost not the ideals. I one of the questions. I've been grappling with election. Day is which flank of the left one quote unquote. And i and i'm using left and progressives and democrats interchangeably. I know some listeners won't like that but bear with me. You know but all of things. I'll have said some of questions like joe biden. Was this candidate who couldn't help lead. Democrats to a clean sweep but he also got more votes for president than any.
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Freight. But. Anyway when I brought this life using only my seed. I kids. SAYS WE'RE WE'RE PREGNANT That guy no no. I if you're having a baby. She is I get access to the baby if I. Get a tax that you're allowed. I'm basically leasing children and but I. Never with no option to buy currently, she renews the Lisa My. Longer. I've got I've got to pick up on my. We added cute cute. What he he was starting a little stale. We added a new baby like every how many you have how many? Three got a nine year old five and a half year old and a two year to year old. Child. So to me, it makes no sense prime understand. No I. I came from one of six. So we we had I assumed we never talked about it and I could just kind of assume always assume that you're going to replicate your childhood. So yeah, when after our second child I said, well, when's the next one and she said you're not to touch me again. MIC drop out of the room. But we're lead there was another kid. From Knowledge Shot. You're not to touch me but your side. Property on the side of my yard is my side and. You know I don't I say my oldest kid who's nine is like half of an only child because for the first three and a half years were life, she was living that only child life. And then, and so she still remembers that and so for her sometimes when she has these moments of like because is the oldest one. She has all the responsibility and sometimes she's like I don't know I know you had a good life I know what you're experiencing because I lived that life my entire life. I know I know it was good. Wasn't it? Yeah. A lot of people to worry about. Know why to have all these kids? I liked the you. Went for it, Communiqu. with your wife. The first time you met her because I did the same thing with my wife Liza a first date we got in a cab together to go. and. See a movie and I just went for it I just. I did the thing I always do Sony from you. Million Times I murder like Popeye got bills nil and they'll do it in the cabinet guy be like so you want to. Be Good idea. And I do it sort of a pitch for the Cabbie can't I don't think the Cabbie can really hear it but as Taking. The right. That's good. and. She didn't say anything. She just thought Oh. This fucking crazy. He's asking fucking crazy but I thought she needs to know now that this is the deal because I was very interested in her and was already thinking this is the one. I need to show her my hideous car. Upfront. That was that was the way it was with Melissa because I had other other girlfriends who would like because I started doing comedy I start dating a woman and she was sort of like waiting for me to quit basically when you get over this and then you can take over your dad's insurance business. which was actually. And then, and then my ex girlfriend was like kind of intuit. But by the time I got I was like this is what it is and so either come out with me to the comedy club and hang out and make friends with my friends or I don't know can work and she did all that. So she is like friends with a lot of comedians that I know and she can hang out and so in gets what the life is. I'm not living life anymore but I feel like she definitely like accepted and thought I was funny and would tell me when I wasn't funny when I needed to work on that tag. Yeah that's the part I can't tolerate. Collaborate here honest. Reintroduced me. Department site, you have your best interest in. Going to the wine cellar again. People want you to sound you better. Be a better version of yourself inspire you to be a better person. As God me. I don't. Know, I like to hear really funny a great job. There's no like you and then when it rates into this. Territory of being honest with me emotionally as when I have to go go to my, you know seller. Things. No I think you keep me to earth pretty much something. Yeah. I'm surrounded by people who? Constantly that in insurance my Sarah like well, maybe next time I'll. Fuck you're. You're a sophomore in college. You're. Be Better. Anyway, you know. I I always look for optimism and I know we're in this incredibly intense time I do and I I hate it when people say laughter's the best medicine because I respond no. In need of if I'm really sick laughter is not going to do shit you know. Yes. So this is an and it was Norman Lear the late Carl Reiner and and Bob Newhart and I think it Norman Lear, at one point who just said and I think it's like Norman Lear maybe ninety seven in Carl, Reiner's ninety six and new hearts. I think he's only forty four doesn't take care of himself. Genius. And just really needs to get to the gym. But But they were all talking and they were all hilarious and they're in their late ninety s and I think it was Norman Lear. He said I know it sounds like a cliche but I've in my profession I've laughed every day I've laughed really hard on him. And it is life giving and I really believe that's why we're all here and. There's a lot of discussion about where we are and how can we improve and how can we get better and I do think it's like well, everyone needs to spend more time with each other and and enjoy the things that humans enjoy together, which is laughing I mean it sounds laughing and cocaine. Made me agree to that I was. Yes. That's what I. Want do the reediting enemy user of contain. Okay 'cause. This is not the place. Time there hanging. I tried Oh. My God. I'm down for the party. Who says that anymore now? got. Some. Okay. but yeah,.
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Hi My name is W. Kamau Bell. And I feel cautiously optimistic but. Not so great about being Conan O'Brien scrapped way. Back to school. Being novell? Walking. Up Some? Welcome to Conan O'Brien needs a friend. This is the start of season. Three of this podcast can't believe it's been three seasons already at is just flying by because it is honestly no joke. One of the most fun experiences I've ever had I'm really enjoying it and. Here. Are Two of the people did add a lot to the joy of doing this. I'm medicated. That's where I'm coming across. My assistant sonum assessing hey sauna. Hi How are you? It's good to be back. In three is going to be back and. And of course, our producer engineer. An engineer, your producer. extraordinaire does a very good job. He's the Maestro. I Call Him Matt Gowrali and I think that's because it's your knees, right? Yeah. Oh that's my name I. Thought. I finally had come up with an interesting nickname and then later told me now that sister actually yeah. Well, it's good to be bombed. I have to say I. Don't know if it's because of and I think maybe partially because of quarantine and everything but also because I really love doing this I didn't want to be away from it that long it's it's really fun and boy am I Jones into connected. We did a podcast a couple of weeks ago with Tom Hanks just kind of a surprise. And some people might think, well, why wasn't that the start of the season and I think it's because he's not a big enough star. We need to aim higher. Yeah. I. Was I m D beat him and it was like I guess I guess you've done stuff knee I'm still not sure who he is I know. That was an amazing that was a treat for the middle of the summer and but I am really excited to to be back and I promise this season to be a little less filtered a little less kind in polite to the both of you. CAST. Now. Will Be. Not As. Respectful. Promised to you. Your. Solemn. Is that. He will treat me with Kim stand on. Yeah, you know it's funny. I come from home and we're working at year will studios here in Los Angeles and no one's here. Everything's been cleaned. We're doing it very responsibly and girl you are not with me right now and so on a you are with me but as you're more than six feet, which is the way you've always liked it. Yeah I always like to talk. At least not even six at least ten feet you know when I met sonal she said ten feet plays and that was ten years. Before. So she she knew something. But So it's really nice to be here, but it's funny I get the same amount of. Say contempt to sort of healthy skepticism from everybody I'm at home with my kids in my son is fourteen everything is boomer boomer anytime. I make a mistake he's on me and my daughter is really good at a at kill you like side. I. They're not interested and not long ago. My wife wasn't in the House and I was there and I was in charge and I tried to do a bit with them and so like kids kids. Let's get together and I really committed to a Chimera everybody Chimera and they both came together and they're like, what in the end and? My my son said, is this a bit or is it real is really committed to it and I said guys no, I'm really serious. Look and when I said look they both went to bed and walked away. And it was a bit I was going to go on a long bit about how I don't feel don't be given the respect that my that your mother gets and it wasn't serious but it's because I put up my hands in a little bit of a little bit of a tell handsome win look an Airbus both at the same time said it's a bit and walked ourselves development Dr. Remember when my daughter was four. She said something like I said like well I think we're GONNA have a really this is gonna be really good and my daughter who's four at the time said cut to what happened now what I said. God. Excited we're back and I'm very excited because today yesterday's a absolutely hilarious comedian and writer who is the host executive producer of the Emmy Award winning CNN series United Shades of. America. He's also the author of the book. The awkward thoughts of W. Kamau Bell has a standup up special on Netflix Private School Negro. I'm. Thrilled he is with us. W Alabel Welcome. Okay I understand cautiously optimistic because that should be anyone's approach to me. I understand that I've but we need not so great. What's that all about I don't know if it's a real limitation code I understand it's the podcast but I in this time of Corona virus and pandemic use a new friend but maybe this is just the hustle. But. It's which is fine but I just wanted to be prepared for that is hostile is my side hustle. Stand I understand I only know that term because SONA is always talking about her side hustles. and. So I love that term I mean I'm always saying why were you late and she'll be like I was doing voice over for an anime cartoon and my side Hustle and so yes, my side hustle might be getting you to be my friend. Maybe I'll give you some new terminology I will be your side piece to your side Hustle. I've always dreamed of a side piece..
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter
"More people are claiming there were there were there. And also, it's been off long enough that I've heard. I used to watch it in middle school, and now I'm have a Ph. D. and I'm like Jesus. That you can't. You got that Shit just made. I remember when you know the Bris you. On fuck, I'm old now, so it's like people have like it helped form a lot of people's political ideology, which is great, so it's a but yeah. Definitely was like it was. When I think about it, it's like I'm glad I wouldn't be here. If not for that. And also at the time it felt horrible was canceled, but also felt like I couldn't survive it, so it was Yeah, yeah, it's a kind of thing, too. I think that Kinda show. The I think. A lot of the things that like. Really get traction in last. When there's somebody like you, because there's somebody running the show or something something that really somebody that really knows that they're doing this. Who gives you a sense of sated, whereas if you have to be the guy on camera and also the brave soul. His hand on the rudder behind the scenes. It's a lot it's. There's a lot. You don't know what you're doing. TV. The only way to know what to do on TV is to be on it for ten years, and then you just get a sense like okay. This is what you do, you know I remember. You, know I read, both those late night. Books written by Bill Carter Yeah, there was. 'cause, I was just like trying to figure it out. Yeah, and I remember. There was a thing and they were probably no help. They. They were like they showed me like Oh. This is what I'm missing like. There was like. I was reading about the behind the scenes. People and I mean I. was reading about Conan show and I was reading about how like like? I? Say this to you, but there was like Conan's exact. Conan felt like if he left the room. His exact would save. People knew that if they heard it from the exact, it's like hearing it from Conan. You may not that to be true, but that was the center like Konecny leave the room and feel like that. His whatever he wanted was going to be said instituted. That's true. What is Jeff Ross our executive? Yes, that's true. I knew the exact opposite was yeah yeah. I remember reading about difference like I needed. You Have Austin. I knew that if I left the room that what was happening was like it was like look i. don't know what is talking about. He's creek. He's going away so stressed out. All got jobs anyway. Yeah, so like I saw. That's the thing that I was missing. was that feeling that like somebody had my back in? So, but it's sort of defined how I went forward I. Don't have any patience for that anymore. Yeah, for like if I feel like if not clear to me, you don't have my back then. It was like we gotta go again I. Get the Fuck Outta here. Yeah no it just. It becomes a matter of efficiency. It's like man I can't..
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter
"And and I and I walked through the crowd. Like even touch you. You know what I mean. It's sort of like just sort of breaking down. That fourth wall was always and still has big important thing to me, 'cause you know it's not. It gives people sitting there chairs in a different way if they can see them. Now. What at what point do you start I mean you become sort of? Like well. was ever. Did you worry ever like trying to be just an actor? Because I mean now you're kind of W. Kamau Bell. I mean and -Tarian. The satirist is Jalen for Comedians. Who aren't that funny? That Jay Leno had. Years ago like? The stages of being a comedian and you get the Saturdays when it means. Bernie funny any. so. I. I. Sort of knew I didn't move to La like I was like 'cause. Somebody like I'm choosing to stay in San Francisco and do this show that I'd sort of whatever thoughts I had of being out live were over. Whatever sort of early thoughts, getting like that's, that's not going to be your own Sitcom or my own like that. Yeah, it's funny now. That's more possible than it was before. But at that point it was like no. You have to go to La and do all the things, but so. Yeah. I thought I knew that that was sort of. At that point really was looking at like Jon Stewart. He's just Jon. Stewart right you know I mean. Yes, he's been he'd been in a couple of movies and he was happening. Still at the daily show or I've looked like George Carlin. He's just George. Carlin yeah, he's not. Yes, you know everybody gets a part every now and again, and it's I. Really thought it was like that's the direction I'm. GonNa go like. I'll do things if they come up like ours. Michael Bay one bit stepped on in the next transformers movie. I'll happily do that, but yet I'm. I'm not going to go. All the little bit of auditioning I did just was awful, and I wasn't trying to get better at it. I wasn't taking acting classes so I was like. There's no I'm not pursuing this so I go on for. Yourself. Before you even ask yourself the question. Yeah, it was just like so I never, and then by the time like because I was able to make it out of San. Francisco and then get like my TV show. There have been times our people do like. This and I'm just like A. Luckily I have enough work. That's doing the things I wanna do that I. Don't feel like I have to think about that, but yes, when I was a kid. I thought I was going to be the next Bruce. Lee or whatever I don't know you know. I was I. I was like many kids who was like Eddie..
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter
"Years is sort of figure out what do I do? And, then, I did some shows in Okinawa with my friend. Kevin every who? Who is also in sort of similar path like a guy who like felt like we missed the wave of comedy, and we did some shows. No can our for on military bases for troops, and basically I bombed my face off for like a week in Okinawa. Forty five minutes cents. Yeah, so you know and you have to do forty five minutes because they need to be a certain length of time, right and insult, service, men and women. And not the heroes nothing against them, but they're not the ones in Iraq who are just happy to see people they're. They're bored off their their board on faces because there's nothing going on an hour, there's no reason we should be there. And so then I'm just like sort of like over the course of the week like riffing and coming up watching their TV over there writing jokes down and. Just sort of like writing stuff on the they like this. All right I'll talk. About is trying to get through it. You know I see you know so. I get to the week and I come back like. Is this what I do for a living? This is what it is to be a comedian, and from that I sort of like stopped doing sets for a few weeks, and then like okay well. If I WANNA do this I have to go out into different way. And that's when I started like renting theaters and just sort of like put the cart before the Horse I named it. The W. Kamau Bell Curve. INNING racism in about an hour because I wanNA talk about racism onstage I won't be able to know that coming in..
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter
"Didn't think I was at a Republican fundraiser is is to set up to it. Because I needed to get like I needed to. Get John McCain and Sarah Palin air. You know like for for the joke. Yes? And I met a Republican fundraiser and the audience booed. was just like. With all the shit that I just said. About like. People! As I violated family members, and you'RE GONNA go like blue. I'm like all right. I mean you're making a political. Yeah, it's like okay, I guess. I know where you're lying is offense you know and I think for me. The thing became clear that like it's okay to push buttons and Cross lines, but for me it's about making sure the buttons like picking. Picking your targets. Yeah like so. There's I still liked that laugh. It's like Whoa Yikes. That I can go, that's right. That's what I like I. Support This joke. Yes, yes. I think some Comedians, and that's why I'm not advocating for Comedians. Being not doing that like you know I always look like Jim Norton or Anthony. Those guys have very good careers that are doing well because they sort of go, this is what I do. Yeah, if you're going to walk through the door. This is what you're going to get any. Yeah and. It would, it would take some sort of crime for him to get canceled because you can't cancel, Forty said right, yeah, because he said the most cancelable things. Yeah, he's saying that's what this is. Yeah I feel like there's room for people just like you can have. Just like you can have a band that you know that you wouldn't vote for for president. You can have a comedian you would. President? They should never president. You wouldn't vote for president, right? That's not to give political move. But do is roam for those kind of for Comedians who do that. I think one of the problems is that it's just that we're all in everybody's business all the time. And so I remember there. Artie Lang somebody I'm early days of twitter. Somebody said they were at the restaurant that the comedy cellar was that and they and they go to the bathroom you have to, so you be eating at the restaurant..
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter
"For awful things. But. Comedians talk a lot of Shit. They say a Lotta Awful Shit like to get a rise Outta. People like the jokes that I make. To people in private would curl the hair of this everyone because it's just very dark, cynical. People you know and for sure comedy clubs in comedy spaces are not places of great that lead to great maturity. No, no! In Yeah or justice or own? Or inclusivity or and I think a lot of the comedy scene was about like. We need to make this a more inclusive space, but even that was not as inclusive as it thought it was now and so. Like, we different white guys to be in charge over here. But again, so it invites you to be I. Think this is crime is crime. Awful is awful, but there is a culture of inviting you to not beer most mature self. Yes, rewarded for it and. There's an education. I was educated by twitter. There were I'm you know whenever twitter I don't know how long I've been on twitter? I don't even really WanNa know, but I mean leading this over ten years ago. And it was. At that point I'm a forty three year old white men who's been working in television comedy well paid in privileged position, so there's jokes and things that I made back then that I realized. Very quickly online. Oh, I can't say that. Yes, and not lace an my initial reaction at times was. Hey I'm a comedian. I can say whatever I want. And then you get past that initial defensiveness in your. Own It's this hurts somebody or like a perpetuation of something. That's pretty fucking evil. And, not that I was like throwing around the n word or anything you know like would make a couple of yeah. Dark jokes and people are. That's not funny like their. That exist in the world that. I recorded on albums and put on TV that I'm like who?.
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter
"No I was born in Palo Alto, California but I I was only. My mom was in Grad School Stanford and we were only there for A. Few months. I don't remember it until we moved back to Indianapolis where she's from. Okay so were you in Indianapolis for long yet tells about four I guess for four so. I guess at this age not for long, but I really so yeah, and then we moved to Boston, and there to US I mean yeah, when you say, where am I from like? It's like it's IT'S A it's A. Boston but I would go visit my dad. Every Summer Alabama in. Mobile Alabama, so in some sense I spent. Most of my a lot of the biggest part of my life that hasn't been spent. The bears misfit Alabama probably because I lived there for two years. Because my mom moves Chicago and hate it would won't be with my Dad Alabama realize that made mistake. The first time I got there, but it was too late today, two and half years. Back Chicago and then went to cause philly and eventually got out to the West Coast. Why did it take so long for you to figure out like why why after you knew it was a mistake? Were you there for two and a half years because I was family dynamic thirteen. You can't be like oops. I mean I just. I was an only child. It was just me and my mom, and so it was a very sort of like independent lifestyle My wife's like say one of a lot of kids. She's one of four, and so her family travels in pack, and that's just how it is. Whereas with my with me, my mom we lived in a house like a two. Two Bedroom House and he'd be like see wake up in the morning. See at dinner and it would just be doing our own things for the whole day. Yeah, so when I moved to be with my dad at stepsister, he was married, and so they realize. Oh, no, I don't have the freedom I had, but it took me like two and a half years exit strategy. What kind of kid were you like an early days? Were you a precocious kid? I mean I would add would be my guess I i. You know I didn't think of myself that way. Because my mom so much, I definitely was a kid that was around adults more than most kids because you just take me with her places. Yeah, but I wasn't the kid who was like. The cute kid who was shown on my vocabulary, I, would just sort of be in the corner watching it all go down and so I- soaked up a lot and then later. I talked to my mom as you'd be okay. So, I feel really lucky that I was just dragged around to a lot of places like I. Feel like my kids. It's important to take them too boring. Things yet. Just sorta like this is like it. It's not for you. Nobody's going to be taken care of you, but you need to be around boring adult things because it actually grows you up and make smarter yeah. I. Try and do that with my kids, but there's no. I just there's no. Giving them the same kind of Boring Midwestern existence that I had because. I am I'm always torn by. Like Yeah. They know how to cook and they know how to clean, but they're ju- Shitty at it and I know this is I. Don't have my mother's like screaming persistence like. If. They do a Shitty job. You know cleaning the bathroom or something like I'm not gonNA. You know occasionally come on back in and do it, but most of the time like fuck it. Energy to yell at him about this stuff. It's way to be the number of times I say to my kids just be cool..
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter
"You tuned into another episode of the three questions with Andy Richter though I don't know tuned in I. Always want like. Do you really tune in I? Guess you. Don't you just sort of Click on, so you've clicked on the three questions with Andy Richter and my guess. Today is somebody I've known. A while is a very funny man, a very insightful man. And it's W.. Kamau bell which I just found out through your screening. Walter, yes, yes. I told Terry. Gross I. Guess You can know to all right good. Oh, yeah, I know everything terry gross notes. That's what they say. Page where on growing up. You Walter Now's come out I. My Dad's name is Walter and so. Like the only time my mom would comey walters if you make me angry because she knew how much she she knew how much he didn't like my dad's. If she called me Walter I was like Whoa. Paying. I have the I. have sort of my brother has the same thing as name was Lawrence August, Richter and my dad was Larry and they didn't want Larry Junior so they he's Gus. And then I'm Paul. Andrew Richter and I'm Andy. So my mom, for some reason with both me and my older brother, we got called by their middle names. which I think is like it's it's. For me, it was seemed like very rural thing because I knew a bunch of kids, the head, a different name at home than they did at school. You know whether it was a nickname or a middle name. It seems like it's the southern. Southern thing like because everybody gets named after somebody else. And then your middle name is is your right. Yeah, I think it is sort of. A small town thing. Yeah I associate that too like 'cause. By at some point. Somebody's like the Blah Blah Blah the fifth while you can't on all the different things you have to be Bubba. We've run out of options as to how to call you, cletus. Yeah No. I my mom. This is the stories you told me that. 'cause I'm Paul Andrew and I'm named after an uncle of hers. She had an uncle, but she didn't like him much, so she didn't want to be reminded him by calling me that. Could mean you could see us into. They do believe the. Name your. Your your middle name should be usable I think people have unusual middle name. I think it's not a great thing, so I didn't middle name should be something that so like, for example when you go to college ago, I gotTa start over once. You. Go to a new out or or is that sounds good all three together when you are a serial killer. Yes, sure that's to. Eat it a wayne in there. Yeah, the a Wayne or Aleve. Yeah. So you were born though you weren't born in the south, the right, you know, no, no..
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on Bravo TV's Daily Dish
"Porsche Williams in W.. Kamau Bell. John Andy Cohen on watch what happens live at home for a discussion about race in America and the Black Lives Matter Movement Porsche detailed her first experience with racism. Explain why she's pushing for a complete police reform W. Kamau Bell told Andy why he thinks. The death of Floyd was the turning point in getting non black people to pay attention to racism against black people in the country. We're bringing you both episodes in full. What listen. Hey everybody welcome to watch. What happens live at home from the Hamptons. Tonight I'm Andy Cohen on our first show back after a two week break over those two weeks, the nation's wounds were cracked open by the racist murder of George Floyd has led to protests in all fifty states and important conversations about who we are as a country which brings me to this show tonight, which is going to look and feel different than past watch what happens lives and it? Should I know that nobody's coming to me or this show to get their news I get it. Trust me I really do, but to stay silent during a moment like this in our country would. would be irresponsible and complicit. It's not only my view, but my responsibility to speak up and say that black lives do matter so tonight. We're going to have a conversation about racism in the country I may not be the Messenger you imagined. I may screw it up now, and then it might feel a little awkward, but I have a platform and privilege, and I'm hoping I can use them to help us all. Do a little bit better so I want to begin now. My first guest is a friend of all of our. She's a real outside of Atlanta and the granddaughter of Civil. Rights activist. Reverend Hosea Williams please welcome our friend Porsche William say Porsche. Good, thank you for joining US tonight. And he is an activist. Stand up comic and host of the Emmy Award winning Docu series United Shades of America which will begin its fifth season on CNN later this month..
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce
"Recently with the whole awfulness around our president's handling of covid nineteen in the awful things he said about it. That I'm not GonNa say I'll let you guys decide if you want to say it, <hes>. And just to see that there were hate crimes being committed against Asian Americans, and I was talking about that on instagram and I was shocked at the number. Of Black, people people representing themselves black. who were like? That's what they get. And sort of about how could they never ride for us? Why should we ride for them? and. It really confused me one because why would you think you are a fan of mine and also think that I would agree with that? Or have any time for that? Too. I was like sort of like in my mind like sort of like I don't understand where that comes from of course thinking about the Asian Americans in my connection to a Bruce Lee comes up and so I really started out is just sort of like my love for Bruce, Lee. Way To go there. I'm a black guy who loves something Asian American. You know. And and as I was writing it, and this is what happens to be harbory works I just start to dig into my own love for it, and but halfway through I was like Oh. This is deeper than I thought. Like I have a career guy who's anti-racist and I'm looking at Brucie's life with Mike I had never framed him as an anti-racist 'cause. Even I was looking too much of the kicks and punches. Right really got deep for me as I was writing it and like, and then to sit and watch in. You know my talk about it. I'll get caught up like like Fisa fury that scene where he says we are not sick. Men always felt like it applied to me as a black kid. <hes> like it never was never like. That he's talking about some Chinese. Japanese. Not since I was like no I. Get that feeling as be feeling like the the oppressor cannot oppress me into thinking I am not good. And I was playing fisa fury as I was writing it and I really got caught up in it in his report. Outta me, and then I posted. It just like on medium which had never posted before dislike. I don't like I don't know who's GonNa WanNa read this I. Don't know what's going to happen. I'm just GONNA. Put it up and just sort of feel like I got it out of my system. And then I was really overwhelmed by all the Asian Americans. Who felt like it spoke to them because I really wasn't even writing it. I wasn't trying to convince asian-americans anything. Well that's the beauty of it because it was so like organic and natural, and then kind of flowed into all those heavy subjects that that that it just show that how much you know that you care about this subject, and also the empathy also for what was going on with us in so that was the first time I. Think there there is Kinda like you know ally, ship, or or censorship in this situation I think that one of the things which <hes> as an Asian American who has been really <unk> I think. Reflecting on myself on my community on the role that we stand in. At this moment. Reading that that a did two things one is, it may be very very consciously fact that. As much as you wrote it in reaction to people who are saying. Hey asian-americans have not stood for US wide. We ride from them. There is a sense in which it. It forced me off of my own privilege to start thinking. Where are we in that in that conversation and have we been doing the kinds I mean? The very fact that that <hes>. Bruce Lee. Did his work here in America <hes>. As somebody who went out of the way the color outside the lines very through figuratively and literally somebody who brought in. The African American community, the lat next community as some of his very first pupils for an art that hitherto had been seen as something. Purposely obscured right from from other populations of color the fact that he actually went out of his way to befriend and elevate people of a wide range of races, and especially I think embrace the black community early on as a community that he had shared struggle with is something which I don't think we. Even looking beyond the kicks and punches. Think enough about. and. For me, it is, it has been an extra is saying to myself. Are we doing enough and answering. No, we are not. So, I want to say come out. It was a very profound moment to me to read that essay well. Thank you?
Allyship With W. Kamau Bell
"Recently with the whole awfulness around our president's handling of covid nineteen in the awful things he said about it. That I'm not GonNa say I'll let you guys decide if you want to say it, And just to see that there were hate crimes being committed against Asian Americans, and I was talking about that on instagram and I was shocked at the number. Of Black, people people representing themselves black. who were like? That's what they get. And sort of about how could they never ride for us? Why should we ride for them? and. It really confused me one because why would you think you are a fan of mine and also think that I would agree with that? Or have any time for that? Too. I was like sort of like in my mind like sort of like I don't understand where that comes from of course thinking about the Asian Americans in my connection to a Bruce Lee comes up and so I really started out is just sort of like my love for Bruce, Lee. Way To go there. I'm a black guy who loves something Asian American. You know. And and as I was writing it, and this is what happens to be harbory works I just start to dig into my own love for it, and but halfway through I was like Oh. This is deeper than I thought. Like I have a career guy who's anti-racist and I'm looking at Brucie's life with Mike I had never framed him as an anti-racist 'cause. Even I was looking too much of the kicks and punches. Right really got deep for me as I was writing it and like, and then to sit and watch in. You know my talk about it. I'll get caught up like like Fisa fury that scene where he says we are not sick. Men always felt like it applied to me as a black kid. like it never was never like. That he's talking about some Chinese. Japanese. Not since I was like no I. Get that feeling as be feeling like the the oppressor cannot oppress me into thinking I am not good. And I was playing fisa fury as I was writing it and I really got caught up in it in his report. Outta me, and then I posted. It just like on medium which had never posted before dislike. I don't like I don't know who's GonNa WanNa read this I. Don't know what's going to happen. I'm just GONNA. Put it up and just sort of feel like I got it out of my system. And then I was really overwhelmed by all the Asian Americans. Who felt like it spoke to them because I really wasn't even writing it. I wasn't trying to convince asian-americans anything. Well that's the beauty of it because it was so like organic and natural, and then kind of flowed into all those heavy subjects that that that it just show that how much you know that you care about this subject, and also the empathy also for what was going on with us in so that was the first time I. Think there there is Kinda like you know ally, ship, or or censorship in this situation I think that one of the things which as an Asian American who has been really I think. Reflecting on myself on my community on the role that we stand in. At this moment. Reading that that a did two things one is, it may be very very consciously fact that. As much as you wrote it in reaction to people who are saying. Hey asian-americans have not stood for US wide. We ride from them. There is a sense in which it. It forced me off of my own privilege to start thinking. Where are we in that in that conversation and have we been doing the kinds I mean? The very fact that that Bruce Lee. Did his work here in America As somebody who went out of the way the color outside the lines very through figuratively and literally somebody who brought in. The African American community, the lat next community as some of his very first pupils for an art that hitherto had been seen as something. Purposely obscured right from from other populations of color the fact that he actually went out of his way to befriend and elevate people of a wide range of races, and especially I think embrace the black community early on as a community that he had shared struggle with is something which I don't think we. Even looking beyond the kicks and punches. Think enough about. and. For me, it is, it has been an extra is saying to myself. Are we doing enough and answering. No, we are not. So, I want to say come out. It was a very profound moment to me to read that essay well. Thank you?
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on Adult ISH
"Can get to like. How are you feeling well? My kidney hurts more like the kind of this generation type of thing because like even for me personally. I talked to my dad about it. It's like I'll ask him about his mental. Health like you know our history of you have had mental health unlike our family then like I don't know like Uncle Sam also used to from sometimes been talking about it for one hundred years recent development for white people talking about like probably in nineteen fifty. The white people walk around the you're going to therapists. You know what I mean like we often we often get caught up in what we think. We realize we're not realizing like look. They haven't been doing it that long. Yes we talked go to health but also our our nation should make it more available to people to talk about these years saw well. Isn't it amazing talking to you. Come out make sure to check out. KAMAU's new season of his show. Oh United States of America on CNN. He's gotTa Find Book also the Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell tells of a six African American heterosexuals this gender left leaning leaning asthmatic black and proud blurred Mama's boy dad and stand up comedian. You can also find on instagram and twitter at W. Kamau Bell. Bring the pain. You'd find me the park around Oakland. I could see several farmers markets around town on the weekends. Oh ooh stacks coffeeshop must part not the film. Nope don't even though it's got got a new name in new boss..
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on Adult ISH
"Hey everybody we wanted to ask you a big favor before we get this show on the road. Do People get this show on the road in podcasting though I think so I feel like well what if what if they're listening to the podcast in the car then they're getting the show on the road is still works. Okay anyways. We're conducting an annual audience survey for Adultish and we wanted to hear from you. We'd really appreciate your feedback on what you like or don't like about the show yeah because we can take the criticism because we're adults adults so please visit survey nerds dot com slash adultish today that survey nerds dot com slash adultish today or tomorrow. Hello Fisher boy neither one of US oh juice for this episode black. Ish You guessed that we're talking about black people right now. Mark isn't with me. She's been replaced by my boy seth because she was lacking a key ingredient seth lemnos. You are Yo Yo. Yo what's good. It's your boy Seth A. DJ Clegg's Xavier Dj extraordinaire Saxophone Savar AH produce a genius in on camera personality you know was good. He does it all back. Yes is in good hands south low not are we doing right now we about to be walking around downtown. Oakland right here by the Fox theater and we're going to be asking people about a little some. Every black person knows about code switching if you don't know it codes. which is you about to find out? The coaching is absolutely. I do it every day. I'll do it all the time. Yes I do know so basically coast wishing is like you talking to like a white person one way and the people of a different way you talking to the white person you may like switch up your lingo. Whatever did coast which it all right so pretend you? I work job. Colonia white coworkers bottled water cooler and you're throwing a party this weekend. You want to invite them to said party. How are you going to invite them. Hey John How's IT Goin' on. Would you like to attend this little soiree with me this weekend. You know if you're interested they can about having some people over at my humble abode. I would love it. If you come. Hey Cheryl. How's your day going. What are you doing this weekend. Okay well. I'm having against together gathering this Saturday. Okay I just wanted to know for com. Please don't forget to bring your signature potato salad with the raisins in there no all right so now you invited co-workers how you GonNa do you Chinese his party this weekend. We'll be poverty. We can turn up all night. Lit a pull up or you know oh or not. I'd be like ragging over here. We're having some ethnic pizza on the Monday Eliza hit this. We get a you know what. What do you think I would think about you. If you like Hanes till I wanNA WHITE CO workers. It was like she was like through some books Do you think it's weird that you've got a that. You kind of got switcher who you are yeah. I think it's really odd that I have to completely change like the vibe I give give off based on the race of the person I'm with. I worry that me talking. My normal self would make another person uncomfortable answer all exactly what you're saying. I mean I'm only twenty seven but I've been working since I was twenty coach and actually it's kind of a big deal if you will young brother you know what I'm saying. Everybody don't understand black folk straight up the wrong person. Just one person might not feel the way you worded it in advance there you go. I mean what was really funny about like the whole thing was me and seth were really looking for black people. I saw Ooh no we. We were like walking around for like an hour or something like that. At one point of not seeing any black people in the streets streets of downtown Oakland like roadway. We hit we hit Lake Merritt to we really was thinking like Oh you know just pull out. This'll be a little quick thing because you know you be uh-huh bumping into. Your home is in downtown until all of a sudden you like wait. Wait another funny thing that we like. They're like every black person that had like their white Scheffer. Go so apparently there's some unknown law in downtown Oakland where if you're walking around as black you gotta dip out with the White Coal. Somebody's GonNa come find develop like oh every single black person mm swear on God was accompanied by a white person and then it's just kind of awkward to walk up to a black person and we did do it like once or twice. Thanks so black person. Tell us about code switching and by. We're not going to interview like versus. Stand there awkwardly like finish. Look over like am. I like you know you. Hey everybody welcome to adult is produced by why our media it's. It's a show where we break down life as a young adult and figure out why black people in Oakland apparently have white chaperones. We thought it was really important to episode. All about black ish because because I mean seth check me out. I'm pretty sure I'm black. Let me pull out the Melanin tests could very great but not like every every situation that I go through in life because I'm black. It's defined by that blackness and what you guys up top like codes which and everything like that it's a fun kind of like example simple and it's a lot more lighthearted but these things can really be life or death sometimes right. I mean it's not always just pulling out and inviting you. You know Cindy to the barbecue. Sometimes it can be real real life shit yes no. Hey No talk because like so you heard what happened with trayvon Martin with his friend. Nah trayvon's friends the main witness was on the phone with Trayvon right before he was murdered by George Zimmerman and when she testified in court a lot of People Aka hey the mostly white. Jury said that it was hard to understand her that she mumbled and that she was rude. People called her train wrecking ghetto trash but but of course as a black person myself I don't agree with any of that at all so ultimately she went from star witness to being unreliable because she failed to code switch in this predominantly white justice system so that's how just code switching can be on bigger terms and on on a whole different scale than just inviting a Franco soul party yeah. No that's wild. I mean I see that a lot just every day. People not getting taken seriously especially when you're working working with like black youth frequently I kind of have to interpret after pull up and be like you know they're talking about their lived experience and some you know why persons persons looking at them like oh you telling you a little ghetto stories and I'm I have to be like no. This is real lived experience. Let me put it to you in these terms and off for me. I feel like I coates which mainly when I'm talking like in Vietnamese to like to my parents. My voice gets really high and all this stuff. F- When you know when you talk to me for the most part it's kind of like or whatever I mean codes which was your family is real too though I mean me myself. I'm mixed mixed race. I'm half black half white and I'm also bi coastal my entire white family on the east coast my entire black family on the west coast so it's not even like don't love either side or one side is the real side of the not side but when I'm talking to black granny versus white granny different conversation you know it just it's it's just straight up. You know definitely because grim be calling me black granny be calling me saying. When are you gonNA come to charge Yada Yada. You the white granny be calling me like how school school I love. Both of my granny's equally is not is not no competition but at the end of the day it's still like a a code switch to both and it's a code which to just talking to your grandma period because you not you you gotta put respect on your granny's name. You're not gonNA pull up saying Y walk through this real. Sometimes you gotta coats with family too so we're about to get into all that real soon so I'm about to kick Mark Asset Outta here for an extended interview with this episode special guest comedian w Kamau Bell Bell he comes down to wire median Oakland to talk about season for CNN show. United States of America mean with the KKK and raising mixed kids kids. Let's get into it. What's up adultish FAM-. We want to introduce you to a podcast for marketplace that we'd know you'll love. It's called this is uncomfortable. It's a weekly quiz show that drops Thursdays about life and how money messes with it we all know adulting ain't easy and surprise dealing with money is even harder. 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"w. kamau bell" 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.
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"So we'd already had these conversations. It's also the same as like, I'm the only man in the household. So it's like there's also this, like there's one male and three females. So there's like things I have to know about. So it's like we go back and forth in this. It's not like I have to. There's comedy, sat down and talked about things. There's times where we, you know, talked about race. We talk about racism and sometimes I think I'm a little more interested in getting pushing the conversation than Melissa is because I think she's more sensitive to like she's seven, and I'm just like she's got, no, but you know, so. There's things you negotiate, but I'll parents negotiate these types of things, but you know, like Sammy's vary where that she's mixed, very, where that she's black, Juno who's three and a half who's actually much lighter skin than Sammy doesn't really understand yourself as a black person yet. And maybe her skin color will never catch up to a shade where white people will perceive her as black. I think black people will because we know how to sort of sniff that out. But I think she will have to know that that's a part of our identity, but it is interesting to go. I don't know what where do you know is going to end up in her shades. She's still pretty light and when we're with each other, I'm like, we traveled for the first time together. It's the two of us, and I'm not sure that people were always aware that she was my daughter. Now, you know, I don't worry about that or I try not to, but I think a lot of these questions will reveal themselves over time just because their life experience is going to be so different than me, Melissa's. The thing I think is great is that in the twenty first century, the mixed race conversation is so much further along than it was when I was a kid that they will have a lot of resources and a lot of friends to talk this through who will be smarter about it than there. Parents. What about the show? Are you the most proud of? I'm most proud of the fact that when we do the best version of the show that the people who are covered in the show then can use the show as a way to help lift the weight of prejudice. So for example, the six show is the best example of that, like we really worked closely with them even like re recording some of the pronunciation which is still not great, but just to go, they thought they were like, you could do a better job pronouncing some of these words and so that like it's not just like a journalist goes in and just tells the story and leaves, but is really important to me as somebody who's going in as a human who happens to have his job of comedian to to serve the community in a way that they can actually point to go if you want to know more about us, go to this thing. So for example, the San Quentin episode in the first season that you played a clip of as a great example of that, the people the the, we screen that episode insane Clinton, we took it back there and I was super nervous because what. If they just hated it. And throughout the episode they clapped and cheered and laughed and his felt like, and I got a standing ovation. It was like one of the most, you know, I'm getting goosebumps thinking about it now. It's just the fact that they felt like finally, somebody actually sees us and is letting us tell our story. So to me, that's my favorite thing about the shows when we get it right. And my least favorite thing is when we get it wrong, and those communities come back and go, that's not what it is. So like, and then I feel like, well, we need to go back and try better. Well, Kamau. Congratulations on all the success on the show. Congratulations on your EMMY nomination this year, and I'm, I'm so glad for all of it. It's really well deserved. No. And I went in the right back to you. I really appreciate the fact that we were once at UC Santa Cruz college radio station, talking about what was going to happen, and we're actually doing those in an actual weird forest. Yes, forced on a hill. Thanks about. Thank you. W. Kamau bell. His show United States of America is available to.
"w. kamau bell" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"It's bullseye. Jesse thorn. My first guest is w Kamau bell now Kamau and I go way back like close to twenty years when I was still doing this show at UC Santa Cruz. Kamau was a young up and coming comic in the bay area. He actually wants co hosted the show with me. I mean, for real way back anyway. He's gone from hosting at the punchline in downtown San Francisco to having specials and comedy albums, and touring bunch in two thousand twelve. He got his own TV show totally biased with w. Kamau bell on FX and FX axe totally biased was kind of a talk show, kind of political satirical show too. But unlike say the daily show Kamau wasn't really inclined to get out in front of the audience and give the man what for from his perspective. He actually let other people on staff do that come out just kind of asked questions. Funny ones, serious ones, ba- MU. Used ones, and that was what made the show really special today. He hosts another show, it's called United shades of America. It airs on CNN. It's a great show. It's actually up for an EMMY this year in the unstructured reality programming category last year he won it. And I like to think that that is because come out is such a wonderful host. United States is basically a show about asking questions about warmly engaging with everything that the United States is in the same way that a guy like Anthony bourdain would travel cross continents to elevate and explore the traditions of some remote cultural group. Kamau does the same thing right here in the US. He covers issues and people in our country who I guess you can say, aren't used to getting a lot of nuance, news, coverage, folks like six or Appalachian coal miner families, or in this clip inmates at San Quentin prison in northern Cal. What would you say is the biggest surpri would think they were surprised people on the outside about being in Saint Clinton? The name itself is not the characters that produces they actually produce positive people now, yes, some people come in and couldn't read right spill. Now you walk around their seniors now. You don't have cell phones. You need somebody to be walking around to be the. Oh, yeah. Ain't no doubt. I need somebody who's who's nicknames, Wikipedia. Sticking information keeps you aware. You know, they make us think that will steal plot of some out of gas humanity because other than that, we just be numbers on the numbers on the numbers. On the boy, what you're sentenced on? Seven. How long you've been here? A my fortieth year seven to life and you own your forty years. What if you. Wow, Saint they sit everyone I get. Now. Come out and welcome back to bullseye. It's nice to talk to you again. I'm glad to be here. It's been a while. Thanks for having me back on you. Well, I mean, you're pretty much emeritus at this point. Super-senior the time fifteen years ago when you drove to Santa Cruz to co, host the show with me, you pretty much earned a lifetime pass. Well, you know, and I could see even back then I was like, this guy's got something going on. So I'm gonna. I'm gonna invest in this young man and. Come out. I question for you. You are one of the biggest dudes. I know. I don't think you're quite as big as comedian Steve Agee. But besides that, I'm not that tall my way the same minimum at that doll. I think you're the second biggest dude. I know you're like what you're like. Six, four, six, five, something like that. I'm six, four in the flesh since six, six with the afro, but I'm six. Four. If you measure into the afro. And I'm about like as I say, you know, you know, I say to fifty and I realized that was before I had kids. So, yeah. I'm I'm basically Charles Barkley size when he was in his prime, not at the end, but in his prime and your broad-shouldered you're not, you're not a dad bod'ed..