BBC Local Radio And BBC Radio 1Xtra Team Up To Present A Unique Celebration Of African-Caribbean Comedy

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BBC 1Xtra host DJ Ace (C) BBC – Photographer: Vincent Dolman

The event, which takes place at the Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park (Birmingham), will be hosted by BBC Coventry & Warwickshire’s Breakfast presenter Trish Adudu and Comedian Kane Brown.

Celebrating the comedic talents of established artists and emerging new talent, the line-up includes Annette Fagon, Slim the Comedian, Axel Blake, Aurie Styla, Dana Michelle Alexander, KG Tha Comedian and Will-E with BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Ace bringing the flavour on the DJ decks.

Neila Butt, Editor of Specialist Programmes for BBC English Regions, said:

“This is the second African-Caribbean Comedy night that we have organised. The first one, which took place in London in 2014, was so successful that BBC Radio 1Xtra reached out to us for a collaboration which we decided to bring to Birmingham.” 

“We chose Birmingham as it’s one of the most culturally diverse cities in the UK, a fact which is reflected in many of the region’s strengths. We wanted to celebrate this diversity as well as giving our Midlands’ audiences a chance to be a part of the fun.”

Highlights of the show will be broadcast on BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC UK Black Programmes across BBC Local Radio on Monday 1 February from 9pm and will be available to view on BBC iPlayer and bbc.co.uk/ukblack on Sunday 31 January from 8pm.

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