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The Cooler LIVE! with W. Kamau Bell

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Our first live show! Featuring high school dance horror stories and a laugh-out-loud conversation with W. Kamau Bell.

The theme of the night was Homecoming Dance so we kicked things off with horror stories from our high school days.

My tale was heavily influenced by my very Greek upbringing.

Exhibit A: Me and my pet goat, Yiorgo.


goat greece

Exhibit B: No, that's not my sister. That's me randomly standing next to a fake potted plant.

greek plant

Exhibit C: Me kicking it by the fireplace. Notice the knee pom-poms.

greek fireplace

Exhibit D: Me discovering gender, Greek skirt edition.

greek skirt

I ran into some trouble with my Homecoming date, but Jamedra had no problem finding arm candy at her Junior Prom:

jam prom

And Carly had a Prom that only makes sense in England:

P&P 2005 lizzy and darcy dancing

After we shared our embarrassing high school stories, we sat down with W. Kamau Bell to chat about everything from Serial and Denzel Washington to his prom and a recent racist incident he experienced in Berkeley.

During our sit-down, we referenced his great This American Life piece about the public forum that resulted. It's definitely worth a listen:

Come back next Tuesday for a special bonus episode featuring live conversations with Bay Area voguing maestro Jocquese Whitfield and Brontez Purnell, former member of Gravy Train!!!! and lead singer of The Younger Lovers.

Until then, subscribe to The Cooler in iTunes! And find us on Facebook and Twitter!

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