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Mo Gilligan: Black British and Funny – Review

Mo Gilligan: Black British and FunnyTV Rating: ****Broadcast: 15th October 2020Channel: Channel 4 Mo Gilligan goes on a journey through his comedy roots, shining a well-deserved light on the British Black comedy circuit of the past 30 years. The Black … Continue reading

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Are We Entering a Brave New World That’s Black and British?

Black & British TV Rating: *****  November – December 2016 Channels: BBC2, BBC3 & BBC-1Xtra A Brave New TV World For so long, decades, many people have complained about the scarcity of Black programming on television. Many have forlornly pined … Continue reading

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Laugh Riot

Gina Yashere Star rating: **** Watford Colosseum Friday 27th March 2015 Ever wondered what life on the road for an international touring comedian is like? If so, Gina Yashere’s latest tour, ‘Laugh Riot’ provided some of the answers. Having toured … Continue reading

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My First Boyfriend almost Killed me

A.R.I.S.E – Sister’s doing it for themselves International Women’s Day event Star rating: ***** Tabernacle London W10 Sunday 8th March 2015 Hosts: Angie Greaves & Daddy Ernie Guests: Jenni Steele, Her Excellency Mrs. Aloun Ndombet-Assamba and Gina Yashere Singer: Natalie … Continue reading

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Blackwood Scores Wembley Hat-trick

Comedy’s coming home to Wembley Black Comedy Awards Ceremony 2013 Crystal Banqueting Halls Wembley, London Thursday 19th December 2013 The BLACK COMEDY AWARDS 2013 took place on Thursday 19th December 2013 in Wembley. It was a very special year for … Continue reading

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A Wha Me a Go Win Christmas Cracker

A Wha Me a Go Win Christmas Cracker Star rating: ** Camden Centre Saturday 20th December 2014 Kings Cross London WC1 Geestor Productions end of year Christmas cabaret show took place at it’s traditional venue, the Camden Centre, in the … Continue reading

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Book a Comedienne … You what? Are you ‘avin a larf?

Why would anyone want to book or see a female Comedienne? Or Pilot, Engineer, mechanic or Cabbie for that matter?  It’s not a job for women is it?  Tell that to Gina Yashere, Jo Brand, Joan Rivers, Sarah Milligan, Shappi … Continue reading

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Are Black Women Beyond a Joke?

Are Black women beyond a joke? There. I said it, but before I answer the question, let´s focus on what it looks like on the surface. To be precise I’m curious as to why there seem to be so few … Continue reading

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Gina Yashere Live – Croydon

***** Gina Yashere Live Fairfield Halls Croydon, Surrey Thursday 31st October 2013 Jo Jo Smith A welcome surprise before Gina took to the stage for her final performance during her one month, October 2013, UK tour, was Jo Jo Smith. … Continue reading

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What were the judges doing? Lenny Henry fires broadside at the Baftas

In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, Lenny Henry bemoaned the absence of Black actors at the BAFTA Television awards of 12th May 2013. The 54-year-old told the Telegraph: “There weren’t any black people at the Baftas; there was no … Continue reading

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