W. Kamau Bell

How did you get interested in conscious comedy?

W. Kamau Bell responded on 08/14/2012

My favorite comedian of all time is BILL HICKS. And from listening to Bill Hicks, I took the lesson that I should only talk about things I care about a lot. I guess it just so happens that some of those things people perceive as me doing "conscious comedy." I'm also a big fan of comedy as a way to speak truth to power. One of my favorite quotes is by Molly Ivins: "Satire is the weapon of the powerless against the powerful."

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