The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell
written by W. Kamau Bell
Date: May 2, 2017
This Book refers to My Favorite Martian
W. Kamau Bell writes that after re-watching episodes of 'The Incredible Hulk' as an adult, he could tell that Bill Bixby thought he was a better actor than the series allowed him to be. He notes that Bixby was stuck in television because of his role in 'My Favorite Martian' and 'The Courtship of Eddie's Father' (p. 37)
The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6'4", African-American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell is a humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of issues, such as race relations; fatherhood; the state of law enforcement today; comedians and superheroes; right-wing politics; left-wing politics; failure; his interracial marriage; white men; his up-bringing by very strong-willed, race-conscious, yet ideologically opposite parents; his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, then his later days struggling to find his comedic voice; why he never seemed to fit in with the Black comedy scene . . . or the white comedy scene; how he was a Black nerd way before that became a thing; how it took his wife and an East Bay lesbian to teach him that racism and sexism often walk hand in hand; and much, much more.