Join Comedy Of Black Origin as we bring our Black History Month Special at the Belgrade Theatre with an almighty bang! Coventry get ready some Comedy as we bring for the first some of the best urban comedians on the circuit.
Join Simon Clayton, Aurie Styla, Lateef Lovejoy & Slim for an evening of laughter.
** Simon Clayton **
Simon Clayton is a comedy veteran who set revolves around what he is: 'male, fat, mixed race, married & balding '
** Lateef Lovejoy **
Lateef is an an extremely gifted entertainer, who made his show business debut as a witty 12 year old on ITV's famous morning gameshow "Mousetrap". After that experience on the big screen he has never looked back. Not many performers can boast of having exceptional skills in all the main areas of the performing arts, lateef has these multi-faceted skills in abundance!
Lateef also has tremendous comedic talent and is one of the most unique and distinctive acts on the comedy circuit, and vastly gaining the reputation of becoming a force to to reckoned with, both on the Black, Mainstream, and International comedy circuits. In 2007 lateef played to sold out shows at the Oude Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam and the Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam when he toured Holland and has featured in many of the UK's top comedy clubs and venues.
** Aurie Styla **
Aurie Styla, a young entertainer from London, is known as a stand-up comedian, presenter and owner of the comedy brand Funny Heads Entertainment. Anyone who has seen him perform will remember his charisma, tongue-in-cheek banter and big smile!
Aurie started stand-up comedy in 2010, but has been on stage since he was fifteen. As the years went on, Aurie became popular with many universities for his hosting clubnights and shows - a talent which he then turned towards stand up comedy.
Up until now, Aurie has had the pleasure of working well respected comedians such as Wil Sylvince, Tony Woods, Ruperto Vanderpule, John Simmit, Richard Blackwood and more. He's also been fortunate to work with the likes of Will.I.Am, Benedict Cumberbatch, Wayne Rooney, Robin Van-Persie and performed for companies such as the BBC, ITV, Gold Rush TV, Reggae Geel, Da Bounce in Holland, the list goes on…
In 2016, Aurie toured his first live stand-up comedy special "Working… Hardly!", around the UK. All the shows sold out, and due to popular demand, the tour was extended. In addition to touring and filming, Aurie and his team also run a comedy roadshow called ComedyMania, which brings comedy from around the world to venues across the UK.
** Slim **
Original and versatile. He appeals to all ages, genders, race and nationalities and has the ability to capture different aspects of everyday life and twist it into his own brand of comedy. He was born in South London, England of Jamaican parentage.
Slim first performed in 1993 at the Hackney Empire in front of an audience of 1,500 people. Since then he has appeared in every major city in England and Wales ranging from Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Liverpool and Cardiff, these are just a few of many.
He also has experience internationally touring in Europe ,The Caribbean and the U.S.A.