Late night comedy has a new name. Comedian Kamau Bell has gone from standup to TV thanks to Chris Rock. The veteran comic who had his own Emmy-winning HBO show in 1997, is backing Bell and his new show “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” which debuts on FX tonight at 11 p.m. Rock attended one of Bell’s standup shows in San Francisco and decided that he would make a good TV host. FX, who has also green-lit a show featuring English comedian and Katy Perry ex Russell Brand, says they signed on after a presentation FX executives described as “terrific.”
“I think Kamau is one of the funniest guys out there and I can’t wait to work with the good people at FX,” Rock said when the show was first announced. FX will air six episodes of “Totally Biased” which will focus on his comic take on the week’s current events in a “Daily Show” kind of way.