Ending Racism In About An Hour With W. Kamau Bell Preview


Racism is coming to an end in Chico.

On September 9, San Francisco-based comedian W. Kamau Bell arrives at Laxson Auditorium with his current tour, “Ending Racism In About an Hour.” The comedian, aided by lecture slides, will discuss racism in America.

“Now racism, as you know, is probably the number-one trending topic on American news,” Bell said.

From an early age, Bell wanted to be a stand up comedian. He cites Carol Burnett, Eddie Murphy and Bill Cosby as some the comedians who inspired him to get into comedy.

Bell has found success at stand up comedy and was voted San Fransisco’s best comedian in 2012. He was also featured on fellow comedian Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast.

Beginning his show in 2007, Bell originally talked about pop culture topics like Michael Richard’s infamous laugh factory incident and Rosie O’Donnell singing a culturally insensitive song on The View.

But due to current events, Bell has evolved the show to focus on news related events.

“I have been doing this since 2007,” Bell said. “And every time I do it, no matter where I’m at, by the time the show is over, racism is over. It’s just, people leave and go mix around with people who weren’t at the show. So I can give the whole room, the whole world an example to do it like this.”

Tickets are available at the University Box Office.

Ticket Prices:

$20 Adult

$18 Senior

$10 Youth

$10 Chico Sate Student

George Johnston can be reached at [email protected] or @gjohnston786 on Twitter.