QUEENS OF COMEDY:
STANDING UP FOR THEMSELVES
The New Black Film Collective presents 'Queens of Comedy': Standing Up For Themselves as part of the BFI Comedy Genius Blockbuster Season. In light of current times for the fight for equal rights, respect and pay for women, we wanted to celebrate our emerging and existing Queens from both sides of the Atlantic. The focus is on Black women because they are often seen as being at the bottom of the ladder, culturally appropriated and often the material for successful Black male comics such as Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence and Tyler Perry. Therefore, we have paired up Black British stars from the stage and small screen with African-American comedy actresses trailblazing through Hollywood - signalling the future success of Black talent in the US. So sit back and enjoy live comedy sets and Q&As alongside screenings of breakthrough performances from our leading ladies proving that, instead of being the butt of misogynistic jokes, we are laughing all the way to the bank.