W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro

Critics Consensus

W. Kamau Bell's affable charisma makes Private School Negro a mirthful dissection of modern America, although although seasoned fans may find the material a bit familiar.

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Emmy Award-winning, socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell brings his sharp observations and quick wit to his debut Netflix special, W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro, available for streaming globally on June 26, 2018. Bell delivers nonstop laughs as he sounds off on the current presidential administration, racism in America, parenting mixed race daughters, and what it would be like if Michelle Obama still had a job in the White House.

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Critic Reviews for W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

  • If you're looking for a progressive echo chamber, you won't find it in this thoughtful special. Private School Negro is full of rightful criticism, but it's also compassionate.

    Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

    Danette Chavez

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  • Sadly, the moments of focus and purpose are fleeting, and Bell squanders too much of his time on dated talking points and extraneous anecdotes.

    Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • [Bell's] stand-up was never dense with punch lines, but "Private School Negro" veers further from a tight club set, toward a mix of storytelling, jokes and arguments. It's a rambling, sometimes overly familiar hour.

    Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Bell flexes the same genial, conversational style seen during his far-flung interview segments for "United Shades" and stretches out on topics from the current political climate to his perspective on race and gender relationships.

    Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A timely, energetic set that covers politics, racism, parenting, TV, and, in one of the stories he shares in Private School Negro, watching political TV coverage about a racist while parenting.

    Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…

    Erik Adams

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  • The TV host and podcaster has always been skilled at finding the comic absurdity in darkness, but it's the moving way he talks about searching for hope that really makes this hour resonate.

    Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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