What the average Brit may see as everyday can perplex an outsider. The last year has been a momentous one for Britain from media scandal to national riots. Is This Really Happening? is a foreign perspective on said events and British life in general. Because in the end it's always a laugh innit? As seen on Russell Howard's Good News, Dana Alexander is back, and one year wiser. In one short year Dana has amassed three comedy award nominations and a healthy collection of rave reviews. 'A gift from the comedy gods' **** (Herald).
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One of last year's hottest newcomers, Dana Alexander, is back, and one year wiser. This last year has been a momentous one for Britain, from media scandal to national riots, and what the average Brit may see as 'everyday' can perplex an outsider. Breaking Through is a foreign perspective on said events and British life in general because, if we don't laugh, we'll cry...
Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Dana is the only female black Canadian comic on the circuit. In her native country she was voted 'Best Discoveries' by Now Magazine (Canada) in 2006 and has since been included in their "Best Of" issues three years in a row, easily making her one of Canada's hottest emerging young comedians.
Since moving this side of the pond just twelve months ago, Dana continues to draw her material from her diverse lifestyle, her gay friends and her crazy Jamaican family. She has been gigging endlessly and was nominated for Best Club Comic at the Chortle Awards 2012, Best International Act (alongside Chris Rock and Reginald D. Hunter) and Funniest Moment at the Black Comedy Awards 2011, and recently appeared on Most Annoying People 2011 (BBC3) and on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3) this spring.
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