Comedy night with Richard Blackwood

TV PRESENTER and comedian Richard Blackwood heads a strong bill of stand-up at The Broadway Theatre, Barking, on Friday. He is joined by Kerry Godliman, John Ryan and Annette Fagon. Richard s hard work paid off after he was picked up by MTV as a presenter

TV PRESENTER and comedian Richard Blackwood heads a strong bill of stand-up at The Broadway Theatre, Barking, on Friday.

He is joined by Kerry Godliman, John Ryan and Annette Fagon.

Richard's hard work paid off after he was picked up by MTV as a presenter.

Channel 5 was the first TV station to realise his true potential and gave him his own comedy show - he was only the second British black comedian to achieve this.


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He is now racking up listeners on London's Choice FM.

Actress and stand-up comedian Kerry oozes personality and knows how to hold an audience's attention with her witty material.

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She performs regularly at comedy clubs all over the UK and has had numerous TV appearances in programmes like Holby City, The Bill, Spoons, Extras Christmas Special and Doctors.

She comes to Barking taking a quick break from touring her solo show straight from this year's Edinburgh Festival.

John Ryan, an Irish East End comedian, uses his wit and seemingly encyclopaedic knowledge of the world around him to keep any audience on their toes.

Previously an Edinburgh Highlight award-winner, he took on Anne Robinson in a Weakest Link comedians special.

Loudmouth Annette is the daughter of a West Indian newsagent, raised in the Midlands in the '80s, and is making fast progress on the UK comedy circuit.

She has been seen interviewing an animated dog in the Churchill Insurance national television campaign and worked as a comedy club waitress.

She was nominated as Best Comedienne at the 2009 Urban Comedy Awards.

The evening will be compered by John Simmit, a hip, smart and thoughtful guy - a big contrast to his best known role as Dipsy in the BBC's hit children's series, Teletubbies.

The show starts at 8pm. Tickets are �15.50.

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