About the Show

On this week's episode, W. Kamau Bell talks with host John Moe about comedy and race, songwriter Brendan Benson, of The Raconteurs, does his best Prince impression, and Charlie Brown's world gets rocked from a conversation with Franklin.

Episode Rundown

Start Time: 4:21

Dinosaurs Discuss Tourism Prospects

A meeting of the Jurassic Park Business Development Council tackles a few challenging decisions.

Start Time: 14:56

Lightning Round: Am I racist?

Start Time: 18:45

How to do it Wrong: Your greatest weakness

Chapter 17: What is your greatest weakness?

Start Time: 19:59

Brendan Benson plays ‘Bad for Me’

Start Time: 28:20

Pop Song Correspondences: Super Freak


Start Time: 35:00

Brendan Benson plays ‘Tiny Spark’


Start Time: 38:19

Wits Game Show: Soapbox Showdown


Start Time: 45:07

Charlie Brown and Franklin

Start Time: 49:40

Lightning Round: Un-Alabama


Start Time: 54:06

Jeremy Messersmith plays ‘I Want to be Your One Night Stand’


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The Guests

W. Kamau Bell


Socio-political comedian and late-night TV host W. Kamau Bell is taking the comedy world by storm. His weekly half-hour late-night comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, premiered on FX in August 2012 to critical acclaim, with The New York Times calling Kamau "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years," and The San Francisco Chronicle raving, "it makes The Daily Show seem like something your dad watches." Salon.com listed Kamau on their "Sexiest Men of 2012" list, calling his show "surreptitiously revolutionary in its effortless diversity and humanism."

Brendan Benson


Brendan Benson is a beloved solo artist, co-leader of The Raconteurs with Jack White, producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and father. From his 1996 debut, One Mississippi, to his 2012 launch of Readymade Records, the Detroit native turned Nashville resident has garnered a reputation for releasing everything from stunning solo ballads to full-on rock classics to country collaborations with artists such as Ashley Monroe and beyond.

Jeremy Messersmith


Jeremy Messersmith is a Singer-Songwriter from Minneapolis who rose to National prominence on his last album "The Reluctant Graveyard", he's just releases a follow up album called "Heart Murmurs" on the prestigious Glassnote Records, where in addition to Jeremy their small roster includes Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, and Phoenix.  Jeremy recently had 2 Sold-Out release shows at First Avenue in Minneapolis and has been touring internationally off the album.