Comedian, podcast host, and social commentator W. Kamau Bell is heading back to television. Last week, Variety reported that CNN had given the former FX host a documentary series, titled United Shades of America, alongside new projects led by Kevin Spacey and author Reza Aslan. Bell's show will follow him as he travels the country, talking to different people from different cultures as he uses his brand of comedy to speak to the issues affecting their lives.
Bell was in Austin for South by Southwest this weekend for a show when we caught up with him. It was his third year in a row at the festival — he was actually hoping to take this year off — and we got to talk about the new show, diversity at SXSW, and, of course, tacos.