Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell premieres August 9th on FX

Yes, that’s right–one of our own has made it to the airwaves–the brilliant W. Kamau Bell has his own TV show called Totally Biased. It’s produced by Chris Rock and is employing a list of writers that could easily change the game for comedy. It premieres tomorrow at 11pm on the FX network.

When was the last time you saw a funny TV show, with really smart writers that challenged normative assumptions about race, gender, class, religion, etc? Oh, wait, probably almost never. Who says you can’t make justice funny?

Don’t believe me? Check out the writers talking about some things they are already biased about.

We at Feministing have been long time fans of Bell’s (read his Feministing 5 from 2010) who rose in popularity because of his one hour special called, “How to End Racism in an Hour.” We also recently sat down with Hari Kondabolu and Janine Brito to talk about their humor, writing and about the show.

Also check out this awesome write-up in Rolling Stone about Bell and the show. 

Here are some snippets from “How to end Racism in an Hour.”

If you are in NY, you can go to one of the live tapings and if you are not in NY or in NY and can’t make it, you can always host your own viewing party.

I’ll be at the premiere party tomorrow and honestly, I CAN’T WAIT.

 

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The Feministing Five: Charlene Carruthers

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Charlene Carruthers, the national director of the Black Youth Project 100 and a co-organizer of this past week’s #ReclaimMLK.

After an MLK weekend of actions in support of justice across the country, we were honored to speak with Charlene about her activism, her views on leadership, and her vision for the future.

Suzanna Bobadilla: You’re one of the organizers behind #ReclaimMLK. What does reclaiming Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy mean to you? What has been happening? 

Charlene Carruthers: When I grew up, I remember celebrating MLK Day as a day of community service, talking about peace, talking about this person ...

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Charlene Carruthers, the national director of the Black Youth Project 100 and a co-organizer of this past week’s #ReclaimMLK.

After ...