SXSW Comedy Spotlight: W. Kamau Bell and the Totally Biased Writers

Written by Samantha Pitchel | March 5, 2013
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W. Kamau Bell’s FX show, Totally Biased, highlights the host’s aptitude for on-point, observational humor, making it one of the network's edgiest and most intelligent comedies. As they take an honest look at current events (and less important, but equally amazing, pop culture moments), Bell and his all-star cast of comic contributors are a force to be reckoned with.

Bell, an accomplished standup as well as a charismatic host, is bringing his writing staff to SXSW Comedy for a night of Totally Biased, totally hilarious humor featuring:

Kevin Avery - Performer, writer, actor, and podcaster Avery has created comic short films (Thugs, The Musical) and web series (Kevin Avery's Obsessed) in addition to touring the country as a standup and appearing on Totally Biased.

Guy Branum - A former writer for G4tv and Chelsea Lately (and a current contributor to the Huffington Post), Branum has appeared on MTV, E!, and at festivals across the country.

Janine Brito - Winner of the San Francisco Women's Comedy Competition (2009) and Rooftop Comedy's Silver Nail (2010), Brito has performed around the world and is a co-founder of the Laughter Against the Machine tour.

Dwayne Kennedy - A master of social satire, Kennedy has starred in his own Showtime special in addition to appearing in classic comedies (Seinfeld, Martin) and films (How High).

Hari Kondabolu - An NYC-based comic who's appeared on Comedy Central, the BBC, and late night, Kondabolu's a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival whose writing has also appeared in Spin Magazine.

Aparna Nancherla - On nearly every list of "names to watch," Nancherla is a standup, writer, and improviser with a deliciously absurd worldview.

Catch Bell and the Totally Biased crew:

Saturday, March 9 at 9pm at The North Door

You can also see Bell, Avery, Branum, Brito, Kennedy, Kondabolu, and Nancherla at the Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell Writers show on:

Sunday, March 10 at 10:30pm at The IFC Crossroads House

Check out the rest of the SXSW Comedy schedule.