He said: 'I just want to say something as I can, as one of the only black people on this show, it is so important that we all keep talking. It really is. People meet me in the street and ask me how I feel about it. … [Read more...] about Andi Peters praises ITV for ‘getting more black faces on television’ as he prepares to take the helm of Lorraine Kelly’s talk show
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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?
He said: "Presenting from my garage, what’s been brilliant, it reminds people of the broom cupboard! It has this wonderfully nostalgic feel to it but in 2020. People just want something familiar. Me in a confined space, I spent three years doing that on BBC1. The space I have is genuinely bigger than the broom cupboard!" … [Read more...] about Andi Peters praises ITV for ‘getting more black faces on TV’ as he takes Lorraine Kelly job
" #UnsaidStories was so sweet....reminds me of a conversation i was having w my mom and dad before the protest and literally so many of my friends had to have too.." added a fourth. … [Read more...] about Racism drama Unsaid Stories applauded for searing honesty as viewers are moved to tears
One tweeted: "The term "black on black" crime needs to be retired. What, about the crime that some black people commit, deem it necessary to categorise it in a way that appears more nefarious than any other? It's interesting to see the type of people who use this term #moralpanic #ThisMorning." … [Read more...] about This Morning fans clash over ex-police detective’s remarks amid MP Dawn Butler row