On Sunday comedian Kevin J opened the prestigious Screen Nation Film & TV Awards but was forced to end his set early after crashing and burning in spectacular fashion. Click HERE to read all about it.
Screen Nation later spoke to Kevin about the incident.
Check out extracts from the interview below…
So why did it go so wrong tonight?
It’s a funny thing because I didn’t say anything that was borderline disrespectful, I spoke about looting. It was in my area. I made a joke about it, people didn’t like it but they should have come up to me afterwards and said something, not like while I’m on stage. Because at the end of the day everyone has been Tweeting about how disrespectful it was.
You’re in a reverse role here. Where it’s usually us standing out alone, you are like one man and his dog. How did you get into this kind of comedy?
I think if people knew who I was and where I’m from I wouldn’t get the sometimes icy response that I get. I grew up in Tottenham and I was the only white guy in my class. Everyone was Caribbean or African. I eat Nigerian food more than I eat British food. But I shouldn’t have to go around telling people that. I’m probably more Nigerian than a Nigerian. I’ve been to Nigeria 6 times, I’ve been to Ghana. It’s not by luck that I’m doing what I’m doing. I’m very intrigued by the African and Caribbean culture so that’s why I do what I do.
But that’s the life we live on a regular basis. Not everyone can be open-minded simply because of past experiences and protectiveness of our culture…
It’s upsetting to think that Africans and Caribbeans know what it feels like to be the only black person in a room. So for me to be here. I didn’t have to be here. I came here to celebrate a culture that I enjoy. I didn’t come because I had to. I would expect to be made to feel welcome. But I have to say, that the people who matter to me the youth – Kano, Shystie, Adam Deacon, Daniel Kaluya, Bashy, Dominque Moore all the people who are young Urban talent came up to me and greeted me with their respect at how I handled it. My peers are who matter to me.
Click HERE to read full interview.
“I’m probably more Nigerian than a Nigerian”
Really Kevin? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
And I swear the word “URBAN” should be BANNED! This country has taken it too far now.
Your thoughts please…
UPDATE: Screen Nation has now removed the interview. I wonder why….
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