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Chris Rock-Produced Late Night Series Starring W. Kamau Bell Coming To FX Network

by Courtney
March 28, 2012 1:29 PM
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W. Kamau Bell

The FX network has greenlit a new weekly half-hour late night series exec-produced by Chris Rock, starring standup comedian W. Kamau Bell, in which he'll "dissect politics, pop culture, race, religion, the media and sex."

The network already ordered 6 episodes of the yet-to-be-titled series, and is looking to premiere it this summer.

Chris Rock will only be involved behind the scenes it seems; although a cameo appearance now and then probably isn't out of the question.

I think Kamau is one of the funniest guys out there and I can’t wait to work with the good people at FX,” Chris Rock said. 

I'm not familiar with Bell's standup work, but if Chris Rock (who I think is one of the smartest funniest comedians in the mainstream) says he's "one of the funniest guys out there," I'll run with that.

Watch Bell work on stage below from his well-traveled show The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour, which he's performed for Comedy Central:

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  • Diane Beanum Meriweather Cheaham | March 30, 2012 2:00 PMReply

    Kamau, Ho Cuz, just received the exciting news from your Mom. Never get a chance to see you, but always hearing such wonderful things about you. Hope to reconnect soon and seeing you in motion. Thanks Janet for sharing. Kiss baby for me!!

  • SayNay | March 29, 2012 12:17 AMReply

    Yes Yes YES!!!

  • Angela | March 28, 2012 9:10 PMReply

    As a long time fan of Bell's comedy...I am extra excited.

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