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Owen Blakka Ellis

He Said She Said: A Comedic Battle of the Sexes

The sexes face off in Ellis International's Jamaican play He Said She Said

Men and women faceoff in Ellis International’s newest production, He Said She Said, a comedy revue now on show at the Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston, exploring touchy relationship issues for a good laugh.

Fun and Joke Aside: Laughter Taken With a Pinch of Salt

Owen Blakka Ellis and Michael Abrahams at 'Fun and Joke Aside'

The Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona, partnered with Blue Moon Publishing to explore the serious side of comedy with two of Jamaica's leading comedians Owen Blakka Ellis and Michael Abrahams at the event Fun and Joke As

Bello and Blakka: A Hilarious Reunion

Comedic Duo Bello and Blakka's Hilarious Reunion

The comedic duo Bello and Blakka (Winston Bell and Owen Ellis) could easily be construed as the current patriarchs of Jamaican stand-up comedy. Their work over the decades has easily separated it self from much of what else exists on the local landscape.

Fun and Joke Aside: Blakka Ellis and Michael Abrahams Explore Serious Side of Comedy

Owen Blakka Ellis and Michael Abrahams for 'Fun and Joke Aside'

The ability to mine humour from the horrible or to use laughter to mask and mitigate pain is a significant part of the Jamaican identity epitomized in the proverbs ‘tek bad tings mek laugh’ and ‘tek kin teet kibba heart bun”.

Blakka Ellis Gets Ready for 'Showtime'

Owen 'Blakka' Ellis

He already has the titles comedian, actor, poet, writer and columnist notched on his belt. Now Owen ‘Blakka’ Ellis is getting ready to carve another as he prepares to step into the late night television talk show arena with Blakka Ellis Showtime.