New Bedford Lyceum presents W. Kamau Bell
Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 8 pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour
Emmy-nominated comedian, political satirist and host of CNN’s United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell delivers incisive, scathingly funny commentary on modern society that will change your view of race, politics and social issues in America. His edgy yet level-headed view of the world leaves you with a more hopeful understanding of our country’s challenges, as well as conversation-stoking takeaways on humanity and social change that will have you contemplating the state of the union long after he has left the stage.
Just like skinny jeans, superhero movies, and celebrity weight loss, racism continues to make a comeback. Luckily for us, W. Kamau Bell is here to make (non)sense of all of it all. “The Curve” is a comedic, topical exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau. And because racism is always attacking in new ways and from new angles, Kamau attacks back by constantly adding new material. “The Curve” is a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories, knowledge-dropping, and solo theatrical performance.
In March and April, a series of screenings and panel discussions were offered in conjunction with the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center Event.
New Bedford Lyceum partners: City of New Bedford–Mayor Jon Mitchell, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Leadership SouthCoast, The Marion Institute, New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, New Bedford Historical Society, New Bedford Whaling Museum, SouthCoast Media Group, Unger LeBlanc Strategic Communications, and Zeiterion Theatre, Inc.