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10 Best Black Comedy Moments
Desmond’s is a British television situation comedy broadcast by Channel 4 from 1989 to 1994. With 71 episodes, Desmond’s became Channel 4’s longest-running sitcom. The first series was shot in 1988, with the first episode broadcast in January 1989. The show was made in and set in Peckham South London England and featured a predominantly Black British Guyanese cast.
Conceived and co-written by Trix Worrell , and produced byCharlie hanson and Humphrey Barclay this series starred Norman Beaton as Barber Desmond Ambrose. Desmond’s shop was a gathering place for an assortment of local characters.
Dave Chappelle – Killin’ Them Softly
Before he took over the country’s id with The Chappelle Show, Dave Chappelle brought his racially aware and hilarious anecdotes to his hometown of Washington, D.C., for this riotous special. With his laid-back persona, vocal dexterity and ways of building quick character sketches, Chappelle delivers a mix of truly outlandish stories (like a weed-selling baby) with a hint of the bitter truths we know all too well about police brutality. It’ll make you laugh while considering the bleak world and its many problems.
Kane Brown Heckler destroyer
So some girl decided it was a good idea to heckle Kane Brown one of the most ferocious fast paced and Quick witted comedians in the UK this is what happened. Catch him perform at the Glee Sunday October 16th @ Glee Get tickets here http://www.goodnightsoutuk.com/event/kane-brown-the-oath/
Carlton dance in Fresh Prince
Carlton was the annoying cousin in Will smith’s Fresh Prince but despite that became one of the most popular characters in the show for this reason alone.
Check out the dance here
Kid N Play
Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play’s house. But after a fight at school, Kid’s father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn’t know that three of the thugs at school has decided to give him a lesson in behaviour…House party became a staple of comedy for the 90s generation with classic scenes throughout the movie
Bernie Mac Live
This is one of the first appearances of Bernie Mac on Def Comedy Jam and he is side-splittingly funny! Obviously his standup is a far cry away from The Bernie Mac Show that the rest of the world knew him for but you can still see his great comedic timing, originality and sharp wit in this rare footage.
Chris Rock was already well on his way to becoming a household name when this 1996 HBO special anointed him the biggest act in ‘90s comedy. Honed after two years of working almost nightly in comedy clubs and on the road, this special made waves as it took on larger political topics, like the O.J. Simpson trial. The relish in which he delivers the jokes—jokes he knows will kill—is a well-earned confidence. And some of the material, particularly about certain members of black culture, was hotly debated at the time and remains a talking point to this day.
Richard Pryor Live on the sunset strip
Though this one comes later in Richard Pryor’s career, he is as alive and in-charge of the audience as ever, up there on the stage in his red suit talking about relationships, sex and drug abuse. The concert film was his most successful, and the last portion is Pryor at his best: Knowing that the audience was all aware that he had set himself on fire in a drug-related incident, Pryor tells the story, embarrassing mistakes and all, with such revealing honesty and showmanship that it’s impossible not to be in awe.
The Real McCoy
The Real McCoy was a BBC Television comedy show that ran from 1991 to 1996, featuring an array of black and Asian comedy stars performing material with various comedy sketches and musical guests such as the musical group Soul II Soul. Although the show has never been released on DVD, the complete series 3 and 4 can be viewed on YouTube
UK comedy stars that featured in the series included: the comedy acts Robbie Gee, Curtis and Ishmael, Judith Jacob, Collette Johnson, Llewella Gideon, Meera Syal, Leo Chester,Rudi Lickwood, Eddie Nestor, Marcus Powell, Junior Simpson and Curtis Walker and Felix Dexter
Delirious was shot in 1983 and became 22 year olds Eddie Murphys first feature stand up film. Murphy’s unique comedy routine consisted of raunchy and everyday topics, including; Sexual Orientation, Puberty, dating, Strict mums, Ice cream Trucks, and personality traits of Celebrities. It is also considered one of the most famous and influential comedy routines in history; Murphy left the standard comedy of SNL and brought a loud and profane routine that has delighted millions.