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With its bootstrap feminism (Towie girls are fond of referring to themselves as Strong Women, though only Gemma Collins looks like she could actually do damage), there is an air around these Essex kids of having known what was going on all along, even when derided as ‘sluts’, mocked as wide-boys and dismissed as chavs. … [Read more...] about Wowie, I love 10 years of TOWIE: It’s spawned its own language, made tans trendy and millionaires of working-class women – snobs may sneer, but JULIE BURCHILL is unabashed in celebrating the show’s anniversary
Kojo would like to see this ability to work different audiences put to better use. "I would like to see black comics on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow." (One out of 24 acts – Ava Vidal – in its first series was black.) "Or Live at the Apollo: there's hardly any representation of black comics there." He blames the larger talent agencies, whose acts populate those shows. "How many of those agencies have black talent on their books?" He has a point: of the 80 comic acts listed as clients on big-hitter Avalon's website, none are black; there is one Asian act. A call to the agency confirms this. "Those agencies have to sign at least one black person," Kojo argues. "Otherwise, we're playing the Comedy Store, but it never means anything and we never progress." … [Read more...] about Heard the one about the black standups?
Dane Baptiste: Citizen Dane Already, Dane Baptiste is equipped with the quiet confidence you only get from knowing you’ve got gags to reduce any audience to hysterics. A south Londoner, he has spent his life at the sharp end, dealing with the expectations of society and the negative attitudes of his peers, as well as battling for attention from his family with his alternately beloved and despised twin sister. The result is a set rich in social awareness, powered by a sense of what it means to be a young black guy in Cameron’s Britain. But Baptiste never seems like he’s polemicising, still less that he’s pandering to the expectations of a mostly white audience. Rather, everything is at the service of his excellent punchlines. He’s got a remarkable hit rate and a commitment to his craft more in keeping with the new breed of US stand-ups than his fellow Brits. … [Read more...] about Edinburgh comedy special