After sell-out Edinburgh shows in 2018, the Black Showcase comes to Liverpool. Host Che brings top black comics and rising stars from around the globe. With a special guest headliner and local musical guests, the night isn’t just black comedy it’s black cabaret!
CONFIRMED HEADLINER – REGINALD D HUNTER
Reginald D Hunter is one of the Comedy industry’s best-known performers for his distinctive take on the most diverse range of subjects. His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be controversial but it is always meticulously thought out and he has never been afraid to face challenging issues head on even when the focus is on his own principles or beliefs.
He reached the final of So You Think You Are Funny in 1998 during his first visit to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was nominated for The Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer in 2002 for his debut full-length show I Am What I Am. He was then nominated for The Edinburgh Comedy Awards main prize in 2003 for White Woman and 2004 for A Mystery Wrapped In A Nigga.
In 2006 he won the Writers’ Guild Award for Comedy for his show Pride and Prejudice and Niggas.
His TV appearances have included Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI and Have I Got News For You? He also filmed two series of the BBC2’s hugely popular Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South & Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of The Border, documenting Reginald’s epic road trip through 150 years of American popular song.
With Support from
Erika Ehler, a graduate of the Comedy Writing and Performance program from both Humber college and Salford University. Her interest in comedy started at 12 years old when she started taking improv classes at Second City. In 2019 she was crowned winner of the Chortle Student Comedy Award and was also the recipient of the Mike Craig Comedy Award.
Mamoun Elegab a fresh, young and original voice on the comedy circuit, and in a short amount has gone from strength to strength. He has won and reached the final of numerous comedy competitions including the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2018. He has built on this momentum and performed at the 2019 Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Gavin Odhiambo Okello-Davies
And music from Shona Carmen
There will also be an appearance by token white Rikky Wiley.
Please note – the bar will close 15 minutes before the advertised start time.
Latecomers will not be admitted so please arrive in good time.
Please contact Box Office on 0151 709 4321 if you require wheelchair access. There are two wheelchair spaces available for each show.
There are no booking fees payable (hurrah!)
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