Neera Tanden of the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress said that 2016 was the first time that people on Twitter began telling her "to go back to India" and sent her photos of poverty in India. … [Read more...] about Trump racism row: BBC audiences on being told to ‘go home’
Bbc antiques roadshow
Britain has its own black comedy circuit, which exists beyond the mainstream and has its own superstars. I have been a comedy critic for 10 years and had never visited Kojo's Comedy Fun House in London until last weekend (thus demonstrating Yashere's point about the white middle-class bias of UK comedy). A three-time winner of the best male comedian at the Black Comedy Awards, Kojo spearheads a fast-growing circuit that's "giving our community a way to express themselves other than music", he tells me. His West End club night is broadcast on MTV; guests have included Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. And it is to America, and not to his Real McCoy forebears, that Kojo looks for inspiration. "For me," he says, "New York is the mecca of comedy." … [Read more...] about Heard the one about the black standups?
'Travel restrictions in place because of coronavirus meant he couldn't fly back and forth to do both shows this year, so he picked Dancing With The Stars. But Strictly's producers were still keen for him to make an appearance if it was possible.' … [Read more...] about Bruno Tonioli is ‘set to make a big comeback to Strictly Come Dancing later this year’ after ditching the show amid the coronavirus pandemic
ITV presenter Andi Peters made his much anticipated debut as host of Lorraine on Monday, finally standing in for Lorraine Kelly as she took her annual holiday. … [Read more...] about Andi Peters breaks down during Lorraine hosting debut after ‘overwhelming’ surprise
:: Steve Wright: "Terry is a unique broadcaster - clever, witty, charming, and mischievous, all at the same time. There's no side, he's not an egomaniac, and does it because he enjoys broadcasting, and loves the people he broadcasts to. He's been a great mentor to me, and so many other radio and TV broadcasters through the decades. And on top of that he knows some good jokes. And being Irish, has got some great tall tales and stories. If I qualified, I too would be a TOG." … [Read more...] about Tributes flood in as Sir Terry Wogan prepares for final Radio 2 Breakfast Show