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W. Kamau Bell navigates Trump’s America with Private School Negro
United Shades of America host W. Kamau Bell may be comfortable in thinking his new Netflix special, Private School Negro, is second to Hannah Gadsby’s (regarding the streamer’s two comedy releases in June), but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth your consideration. In fact, Bell’s followup to Semi-Prominent Negro offers a wonderful mix of sociopolitical commentary and everyday humor, thereby presenting something for everyone. “It’s fine to do jokes about the political moment, or fine not to, because some people need a break from the political moment,” he told Uproxx earlier this week.