We find the irrepressible Slim at a crossroads in his long career. After three decades as “the King of Black British comedy”, this very funny and astonishingly likeable comic is crossing over to the mainstream with the help of new management and a new game-plan.
From possibly the world’s most terrifying first gig - shoved onstage by a comedian friend at a sold-out Hackney Empire - to just recently selling out the London Palladium by himself, we talk about faking it til you make it, serving and deserving the community, and the tension between his natural humility and the swagger required to kick down doors…
20mins of extra content available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Slim on whether connecting with audiences is a teachable skill, a lovely analogy about comics as salespeople and what represents a “good sale”, whether there’s a downside to doing your learning on a different circuit, and the decisions that went into his Live At The Apollo set.
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“Russell Peters stole my shit!” So alleges dynamic and outspoken comic Gina Yashere, who sold up and left the UK to make it in the United States, becoming the only Brit ever to feature on “Def Jam”.
She pulls no punches in this compelling interview, venting her frustration at the producers of Mock The Week and Last Comic Standing, as well as condemning the TV industry’s apparent preference for “non-threatening” black acts.
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