W. Kamau Bell

Who were or are your comedic hero's (besides Dick Gregory)?

W. Kamau Bell responded on 12/29/2010

You have no idea what you just got yourself into. Every comic LOVES answering this question. Get ready... Here comes THE LIST! Ahem... In only sorta a particular order... Dwayne Kennedy, Bill Hicks, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Robert Hawkins, Marc Maron, Margaret Cho, Stewart Lee, Greg Proops, Hari Kondabolu, Paul Mooney, Janeane Garofalo, Bill Burr, Jim Short, Carol Burnett, Eric Bogosian for his solo work, Henry Rollins for his talking shows, Dr. Suess, Shel Silverstein, & of course you can't be my age & not say Bill Cosby & Eddie Murphy.

You'll notice that there a few non-famous comedians on the list. Do yourself a favor, Google a few of them and get familiar. Thanks for asking this question. I had to ask my wife to make sure I hadn't forgotten anybody. But I'm sure I did anyway.

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