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Moontower Comedy Fest: W. Kamau Bell

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W. Kamau Bell is renowned for his trenchant observations on social and political issues, razor keen commentary on race and for hosting the late lamented (and wickedly hilarious) Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX…but really, what’s his favorite superhero movie?
Join Beau on location at the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest as he asks just that, with occasional detours onto topics such as Cliven Bundy, and Bell’s own podcast (co-helmed by Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid), The Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culture (and imagine what fun Beau had getting those first three words out of his mouth).

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.