UNLV invites sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell for the current installation of the Barrick Lecture Series.
Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Artemus W. Ham Auditorium at UNLV main school
Near Maryland Parkway and Cottage Grove Opportunity
The Barrick Lecture Series presents nationally and worldwide popular speakers through a generous grant from benefactor Marjorie Barrick.
W. Kamau Bell — host and executive producer of the Emmy Award winning CNN docu-series United Tones of America with W. Kamau Bell– is an author and sociopolitical comedian who has actually been lauded by The New York Times as “the most promising brand-new skill in political funny in several years” and by SF Weekly as “wise, elegant, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle.” The New Yorker said, “Bell’s trick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and ladies’s concerns as inseparable.”
Known for his former FX & & FXX funny series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, he recently made his Netflix launching with a new stand-up funny special, Independent School Negro. Kamau is on the advisory board of Hollaback! and Donors Select and is the ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice. Kamau has actually been nominated for several NAACP Image Awards and a GLAAD award, and he was featured on Conde Nast’s Daring 25 list for 2016. His writing has been featured in publications consisting of Vanity Fair, CNN.com, and Salon. Kamau made his launching as a director in Fall 2018 with the release of the A+E documentary Culture Shock: Chris Rock’s Bring The Pain.
The lecture is free and open up to the general public but tickets are required. Tickets are restricted to two per individual and can be acquired from the Carrying out Arts Center box office starting 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
The Carrying Out Arts Center (PAC) box office is located off of Cottage Grove Avenue at S. Maryland Parkway, on the school of UNLV. Contact the PAC box office at (702) 895-2787 or go to the PAC website.