Walter Kamau Bell is a renowned American socio-political stand-up comedian and a television host who is currently working for CNN. He uses comedy to discuss political and cultural issues which have become pervasive. Besides it, he is also famous for his tackling politics, social issues performance. He states that it’s his passion to express himself as a comedian.
Walter Kamau Bell into prominence
Going to the #Emmys is a privilege. Winning an Emmy is a privilege. Being allowed to stay w/ your kids when you cross the U.S. border should NOT be a privilege.
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) September 10, 2018
He is best known for his works in the documentary series of CNN called United Shades of America and in 2017 was also awarded the Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. The last episode of series titled “Native Hawaii” was aired on July 1, 2018. Bell was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality Program in July 2018 for hosting United Shades of America.
Apart from this, Kamau is also a former host of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell of FXX television series. He is also the host of Kamau Right Now on KALW which is a live radio show.
Kamau also authored numerous blog posts and essays about the racism and race in American media, politics and popular culture.
The Net Worth
With all of his involvement as a host, author and comic drama collections Kamau Bell has accumulated an estimated net worth of $1.1 million as of 2018. It is speculated that his net worth will surpass with his dedication.
Early life and education of Kamau Bell
Walter Kamau Bell was born on January 26, 1973, to parents Walter Bell an insurance commissioner and Janet Cheatham Bell an author. He was grown up at Alabama, Boston, and Chicago. Bell went to University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and later attended the University of Pennsylvania. But he dropped out with an intention to pursue his career as a comedian. He gradually established himself as a community activist and a socio-political comedian.
Kamau’s career in a media
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In 2007, he released his comedy album titled ‘One Night Only ‘and developed ‘The Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour’ a one-man show the same year. The show was an exploration of America’s state of racism. His ‘Face Full of Flour’ was named as one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of the year by iTunes and Punchline Magazine which was released in 2010. Bell was voted San Francisco’s best comedian in 2012.
On April Kamau’s first stand-up comedy TV Special Semi-Prominent Negro was premiered on Showtime. From 2012 to 2013, he hosted ‘Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell’ a weekly comedy TV series.
In the personal life of Kamau Bell
Looking at his personal life. Kamau is married to a doctorate degree holder Melissa Hudson Bell in 2009. The couple has been living happily for more than a decade and is blessed with two beautiful; daughters named Sami Bell and Juno Bell. Kamau Bell has almost 48.1K followers on Instagram, 234 K followers on Twitter and has almost 81.4K followers on his Facebook page.