Tiemo Entertainments Black Comedy Awards 2012
By Janet Wainana, UKENTV, 6th April 2012
The Black Comedy Awards Ceremony at The Bloomsbury theatre, Wednesday 4th April 2012, was a fantastic showcase of Black Comedians. The ceremony was ably hosted by Rudi Lickwood. Rudi has achieved admiration across the British entertainment industry for his extra charismatic personality and thoughtful humour, that on the night, was self-evident judging by the continuous laughter of the audience.
The Black Comedy Awards have been around for 12 years, but Tiemo Entertainments, have resurrected the prestigious much needed ceremony. Performers on the night included the winner of ’Best Male Comedian’ and ‘Funniest Comedy Moment’, Slim, the very talented Gerry K, Kayleigh “Loudmouth” Lewis, winner of the ‘Best Young Female’ award and Felicity Ethnic, winner of the ‘Best Female Comedienne.’ Musical entertainment was provided by French Rapper Fredriko Outlaw, Cartel Records and KD Blockmoney.
Event Promoter Michael Peters commented, “We’re delighted the show went so well. Tiemo Entertainments delivered a strong show featuring hilarious performances from Kayleigh “Loudmouth” Lewis, Rudi Lickwood, Gerry K, Slim and Felicity Ethnic.
It was great to open the show with comedy from Kayleigh Lewis, at just 25, one of the youngest two Black Comediennes on the circuit and close the show with Felicity Ethnic, one of the longest serving Comediennes on the comedy circuit. With so few Black female performers around it was important and very rare for a major show to have such a high female representation. It demonstrated to people that there are funny women out there, more are breaking through and hopefully if just one young person out there is inspired to have a go at stand up comedy that will be reward in itself.”
The awards were presented by dignitaries and celebrities – Tameka Empson (East Enders and comedy act 3 non Blondes), Chucky Venice ( Eastenders, The brothers, Dream Team, and footballers wives), Jocelyn Esien (3 Non Blondes) and Wil Johnson (Babyfather and Waking the Dead). Other celebrity award presenters were Ken Barnes and Orin Lewis OBE.
The 2012 winners, based on months of public voting, were:
Best Young Female Comedienne – Kayleigh “Loudmouth” Lewis
Best Young Male Comedian - Nathan Caton
Best Female Comedienne - Felicity Ethnic
Best Male Comedian – Slim
Best Black Comedian – Mainstream Circuit – Nathan Caton
Best Comedian (Acting) – Richard “Shrek” Blackwood
Best International Comedian – Gina Yashere
Best Comedy Night – Comedy Roast
Funniest Comedy Moment – Slim
During this difficult economic time, anything to make you laugh is worth a try. You can find out about Tiemo Entertainments next event, June 2012, via www.tiemo.co.uk
If you attended the event, we’d love to hear your comments. Feel free to add them on the ‘Leave a comment’ section at the end of this blog, at the end of the tag listings section.
Short video and photos of the night produced by UKE NTV.
Written by Janet Wainana, Reporter UKE NTV. Edited by Tiemo Talk of the Town.
6th April 2012.
Edited 7th May 2012
© Photos Kenny Mac, UKE NTV, with the exception of Kayleigh Lewis and Nathan Caton.
© Tiemo – Photo of Nathan Caton.