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W. Kamau Bell
September 14 • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm• $34.50 – $44.50
Sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell is a two-time Emmy Award winner, author, podcast host and star of the new Netflix special, Private School Negro. Eugene Weekly covered his visit to Eugene last year. At that performance, the audience experienced what can only be described as a weird-ass experience. Before the show even started, a deranged patron (and his equally out-of-her gourd spouse) lost their collective marbles, and before anyone could even figure out what was even happening, there was a hole the size of a volleyball in the side of the Soreng theater wall, and Bell — who has made himself at home on the South side of Chicago and at KKK potlucks — was sitting on the edge of the stage, keeping everyone calm. It was bonding, for all of us, and since my husband and I had been seated right next to the guy throwing punches, I couldn’t wait to catch up with Bell — to let him know what was happening in our audience row, while he was onstage, probably figuring, like I was, like we allwere, that we all mightjust die that night. Because this is America now, and who the hell knows anymore? Will another local audience member lose his shit at Kamau’s show this time? Who knows?! Find out 8 pm Friday, Sept. 14, at the McDonald Theatre. — Rachael Carnes