TOTALLY BIASED

October 29, 2013

 

MSNBC Anchors - Season 2012Tonight on Totally Biased, MSNBC’S Alex Wagner!

Alex Wagner is the host of MSNBC’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” (weekdays at noon ET). Wagner had been an MSNBC analyst and a frequent MSNBC guest since 2010.

Most recently, Wagner was a reporter with Huffington Post, where she covered innovation in the American economy, investigating the intersection of business, politics and new technology. Prior to this, Wagner served as the White House correspondent for Politics Daily, where she chronicled a number of international and domestic affairs ranging from the BP oil spill to the Egyptian revolution.

Wagner was the Executive Director of Not On Our Watch, an advocacy and grant making non-profit founded by actors George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Don Cheadle, from 2007 to 2009.  With the goal of stopping and preventing mass atrocities, Wagner traveled to troubled hotspots including Burma, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

From 2004 to 2007, she was the Editor in Chief of the Fader Magazine, covering cultural movements around the globe from Brazil to China to South Africa. Prior to this, she served as the Cultural Correspondent for the Washington, DC-based think tank Center for American Progress.

Tune in tonight at 11pm for more with Alex! Only on FXX!

October 28, 2013

UntitledTonight Kamau welcomes actress and comedian, Judy Gold!

Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, Judy Gold is the host of Nick’s new comedy show, “NickMom Night Out.”  Judy has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Dr. Oz Show  and The Tonight Show and starred in an episode of “The Glades” on A&E and “Are We There Yet?”  on TBS. She was the host of HBO’s At the Multiplex with Judy Gold from 1999 – 2009, and Judy also hosted Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time and the GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS, which aired on LOGO and VH1. Her TV specials include a half-hour comedy special for LOGO, Wisecrack and she is featured in the HBO documentaryAll Aboard.  Her stand-up specials include Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold , Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd Stands Up, and Judy’s HBO half-hour special, which received a Cable Ace Award. Gold was seen in the smash hit film The Aristocrats and the documentaries Making Trouble and I am CoMic

Tune into tonight at 11pm for more with Judy! Only on FXX!

October 24, 2013

AMBERGALLEGO2SMALLTonight on Totally Biased, rockstar interpreter Amber Galloway Gallego!

Amber Galloway Gallego began her career as a community interpreter in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from San Antonio College with an A.A.S. degree in interpreting for the Deaf, Amber earned her BA in psychology, and she is currently pursuing her master’s degree in ASL/English interpreting. Amber has worked as an interpreter in many different capacities (staff/freelance/video relay) and in a variety of settings.  When she is not teaching future interpreters, facilitating workshops around the country, or working “in the field” as a freelance interpreter, Amber is busy interpreting concerts and music festivals in a myriad of genres. She specializes in teaching ethics in her profession, and in opening the minds and “hands” of interpreters to the principle of rendering the message faithfully, regardless of the message’s explicitness.  She is author of a dvd, Forbidden Fruit: Explicit Sign Language.

 

For more with Amber, check out Totally Biased tonight at 11pm! Only on FXX!

October 23, 2013

gatesTonight on Totally Biased, Kamau is honored to have Dr. Henry Louis Gates on the show!

Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., is an American literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, and editor. He was the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his teaching, research, and development of academic institutions to study black culture. This Sunday, the second season of his hit PBS show, “Finding Your Roots” premieres, where he reveals the ancestral pasts of guests that include actors, singers, pundits and more.

Tune in tonight at 11pm for more! Only on FXX!

October 22, 2013

Keith KnightTonight on Totally Biased, cartoonist Keith Knight!  Keith Knight is one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America, garnering him the esteemed title: Gentleman Cartoonist.  He is part of a  generation of  African-American artists who were raised on hip-hop, and infuse their work with urgency, humor, satire, politics and race. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including  the Washington Post, Daily KOS, McSweeneys, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times.

Tune in tonight at 11pm for more with Keith! Only on FXX!

October 21, 2013

Jay SmoothTonight on Totally Biased, the one and only Jay Smooth! Jay Smooth is a pioneering hip-hop radio host and writer, widely acclaimed for his cultural commentary on the Ill Doctrine video blog. Ill Doctrine’s witty, passionate rants on music and politics have been featured in The Source, Ebony, CNN, NPR, and MSNBC where Rachel Maddow hailed Jay a “genius.” Before launching IllDoctrine.com Jay founded New York’s longest-running Hip-Hop radio show, WBAI’s “Underground Railroad,” and covered hip-hop extensively for XXL, Vibe, and The Source, as well as his influential blog at hiphopmusic.com.

www.illdoctrine.com 

www.hiphopmusic.com

Tune into FXX tonight at 11pm for Kamau’s interview with Jay Smooth!

October 17, 2013

deathTonight on Totally Biased we excitedly welcome the legendary band, DEATH!

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early ’70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell…the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers. Their story is chronicled in the widely acclaimed documentary, A Band Called Death.

Tune into tonight at 11pm to rock out with a band called DeathOnly on FXX! 

Check out Death on their  “Death West By Northwest” Tour! Dates Below:

Oct 17 – New York City, NY – Appearance on Totally Biased (@totallybiased @wkamaubell @abandcalleddeath)

OCT 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

OCT 31 - Oakland, CA @ New Parish

NOV 1 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw

NOV 2 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey

NOV 3 - Portland, OR @ Branx

Official Death Websites:

www.deathfromdetroit.com

www.Abandcalleddeath.com

Official Death Twitter: 

@worldwide_death

#deathwxnwtour

October 16, 2013

 colinqTonight, Kamau chats with the one and only, Colin Quinn!  

A native of Brooklyn, Colin Quinn began his stand-up career in New York as a regular on the comedy club circuit. He made his television debut as co-host of MTV’s popular game show Remote Control. In 1995, Quinn landed a spot on the legendary late-night show Saturday Night Livewhere he entertained audiences for five seasons. After SNL, Quinn tackled societal issues on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd With Colin Quinnin which he served as the show’s host, creator and executive producer, from 2002 – 2004. In addition to his television work, Colin has appeared in many films, including A Night at the RoxburyComedian, and Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups 1 and 2. 

Colin’s first one-man show, Sanctifying Grace, began off-Broadway in 1994 and was later produced as Colin Quinn—An Irish Wake and played at the Helen Hayes Theatre.In 2010, he returned to the Helen Hayes Theatre and starred in the hit Broadway show Colin Quinn Long Story Short. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, the show was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and was nominated for an Emmy as a HBO special in 2011. Colin is currently the king of Twitter and will be back on the upcoming season of HBO’s “Girls.”

Catch Colin on tour on the following dates:

South Orange, NJ – 10/18

Atlanta – 10/19

Charleston, NC – 10/21

Durham – 10/22

Roanoke – 10/23

Tickets are avail at www.ColinQuinnUnconstitutional.com

October 15, 2013

Alison Stewart

Tonight on Totally Biased, journalist Alison Stewart!

Alison Stewart is an award-winning journalist whose 20-year career includes anchoring and reporting for MTV, PBS, NBC News, ABC News, and CBS News. Most recently she was the host of the NPR program, The TED Radio Hour. She lives in New York City. Her latest book , First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School, has received rave reviews.  

Tune in tonight at 11PM for more with Alison! Only on FXX!

October 14, 2013

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Tonight on Totally Biased, Actor and Comedian Stephen Rannazzisi!

Stephen Rannazzisi got his first taste of television success in 2003 as one of the smart-ass cast members on MTV’s Punk’d.  In addition to performing stand-up, Stephen’s credits include guest-starring roles in the FOX series Kitchen Confidential, HBO’s Sex and the City, and NBC’s Third Watch. Stephen has also performed on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and appeared in the feature films, Summer of Sam and For Your Consideration.

His one hour Comedy Central special, “ManChild,” will premiere this fall. He now stars in FXX’s hit series, “The League.” 

promo vaughnAlso tonight, Actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn.  Baron recently released his first comedy recording, Raised by Cable, produced by AST Records. Baron’s performed stand-up on ConanLate Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and has had numerous appearances on Comedy Central most recently in the form of his own “Half Hour” comedy special.  He has also appeared in many shows on VH1, MTV, FUSE as well as the films Black Dynamite, Cloverfield, and was a series regular on USA’s Fairly Legal.

Tune into FXX tonight at 11PM for more!