Turn Up The Archive
We celebrate four Black British sitcoms that changed the comedy landscape
We celebrate Black British Sitcom legends from The Fosters, Desmond’s, The Real McCoy and No Problem! with a playful evening of memories, film and stand-up comedy.
Generations old and new have grown up with Black British sitcoms from the 1970s to 1990s. They were and still remain top class comedy as well as a vital piece of Black representation in Britain.
With stand-up from FOC IT UP: (Femmes of Colour) Comedy Club feature the best women and femme comedians to shine new light on the sitcoms and Turn up the archive. Stand-up comedians; Sophie Duker, Mary O’Connell, Athena Kugblenu and Thanyia Moore will respond to your favourite classic episodes with brand new material written specially for this evening.
FOC IT UP – Femmes of Colour Comedy will be providing live stand-up in response
- The Fosters with a live stand-up set from Sophie Duker
- No Problem! with a live stand-up set from Mary O’Connell
- Desmond’s with a live stand-up set from Athena Kugblenu
- The Real McCoy with a live stand-up set from Thanyia Moore
Hosted by Kemah Bob
Turn Up The Archive is part of Comedy Genius, a nationwide celebration of comedy on screen led by the BFI Film Audience Network and Independent Cinema Office.