BBC showcases black comedy | Two-hour show for local radio

BBC showcases black comedy

Two-hour show for local radio

Local BBC radio stations across the UK are to broadcast an evening of black comedy.

The broadcast promises to be 'a unique celebration of African-Caribbean comedy' talent.

BBC London presenters Eddie Nestor and Brenda Emmanus will be hosting the show from Broadcasting House in Central London, introducing established and up-and-coming acts.

The show will be recorded on October 11, to air from 8pm the following night,

Among those taking part are Nabil Abdul Rashid – who in 2010 at the age of 22 became the youngest black comedian to perform stand-up at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Annette Fagon, Toju, A Dot Comedian (aka Afolabi Dasaolu), Michelle De Swarte, Miss London (aka London or Dionne Hughes), Daliso Chapondo and Aurie Styla complete the comedy line-up alongside musical performances by Nyomi Gray and Lionheart.

Neila Butt, the BBC's diversity rditor for English regions, said: 'African-Caribbean Comedy is thriving across the UK and listeners can expect a fantastic show as we continue to broaden the diversity of our artistic and cultural output, bringing original material to regional audiences.'

Highlights of the show will be broadcast on BBC UK Black radio programmes in Beds Herts & Bucks, Berkshire, Bristol & Gloucestershire, Derby, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Northampton, Nottingham, and the West Midlands.

Free tickets to be in the live audience have been released. Click here for details of how to apply.

Published: 15 Sep 2014

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