2018 Virginia Tech Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Speaker Kamau Bell
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Organizations: Kamau Bell
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Event Types: Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
Description:
Virginia Tech presents the 2018 Virginia Tech Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Speaker Kamau Bell on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.

The 2018 MLK Keynote is titled "An Evening with Kamau Bell of United Shades of America".

W. Kamau Bell is a critically acclaimed sociopolitical comedian and host of the Emmy Award winning hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. Kamau’s first book, "The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian", was released May 2nd, 2017.

Kamau is the host of three podcasts: Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period, Politically Re-Active, and Kamau Right Now! Kamau Right Now also airs live on NPR radio station KALW. Kamau’s first comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro, was produced and directed by Morgan Spurlock, and the comedy album for the special was released on Kill Rock Stars. The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.”

Kamau has appeared on various Comedy Central programs including @midnight and John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show. He has also appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Chelsea, Conan, WTF with Marc Maron, The Rachel Maddow Show, The View, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Henry Louis Gates Jr’s Many Rivers To Cross, Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell, The Nerdist, and This American Life, among others.

Links:

http://www.wkamaubell.com/
https://www.facebook.com/wkamaubellofficial
https://www.twitter.com/wkamaubell

Admission is free and no ticket is required. All are welcome.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.imgur.com/bOtxNpH.jpg.

For more information, visit: https://ccc.vt.edu/awareness/mlk.html or https://www.facebook.com/events/2004576103111099.
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