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Charlie Williams. Copyright: BBC.

Black Comedy Legends

ITV documentary about black comics. 1 episode in 2020.

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Charlie Williams. Copyright: BBC.

Black Comedy Legends

A celebration of pioneering black comedians in Britain, and examination of the future

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2020
Channel
ITV
Episodes
1
Producer
Marina Warsama

In celebration of this year's Black History Month, ITV takes a look back on some of the greatest and sometimes forgotten black comedy legends of our time. Through a combination of nostalgic archive footage and star interviews, we'll find out about the greatest black comics, from the first breakout black comic, Yorkshireman Charlie Williams, to today's rising stars, such as Michaela Coel and genre-defining shows from Desmond's to The Real McCoy.

This celebration of pioneering stars will draw our focus from their work to the present day to offer an insight into the legacy of decades of comedy talent that has touched the new generation of black comedians who are now shaping the future.

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