There are few comedians as poised as W. Kamau Bell to reckon with issues like politics and race in modern America. After all, he’s the star of his own CNN documentary series, United Shades of America, which each week explores a wealth of issues Americans face. But it’s in his stand-up comedy where Bell has the freedom to truly flourish, and he has a whole slate of observations ready for the sharing in his new Netflix special, W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro, which premieres on the streaming platform June 26. The first trailer for the special has arrived, and you can watch it below.
The minute-and-a-half-long clip sees Bell wooing his audience with jokes about Trump, Jeff Sessions and also kale. If you’re not familiar with Bell or his CNN show, our list of five things to know about United Shades of America is a good primer. Private School Negro marks Bell’s first special for Netflix, but he has toured his popular act across the U.S. in the past.
Again, you can watch the trailer for W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro below. Further down, watch a Paste interview with W. Kamau Bell circa 2013.