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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”.

Chris Walker Calls for Communal Engagement in Dance with 2015 Philip Sherlock Lecture

Chris Walker delivered an embodied 2015 Philip Sherlock Lecture

Dancer and choreographer Chris Walker delivered an engaging and embodied lecture on dance, culture, criticism and identity as the 2015 Philip Sherlock Lecture, dubbed ‘Contemporizing in Reverse: Folk Origins, Contemporary Aesthetics and Dancing in the 21st century. 

Dahlia Harris' Ol' Fyah Stick: A Hilarious Romp!

Dahlia Harris' Ol' Fyah Stick

Dahlia Harris’ Ol’ Fyah Stick is a hilarious romantic comedy, with greater emphasis on the comedy than the romance.

Nesta's Rock: A Fun Case of Marley Lite

Melbourne Douglas leads the cast of Nesta's Rock

Almost 35 years since his passing and with the international spread of his influence, it isn’t surprising that Bob Marley has become the stuff of legend.

Jambiz International and Edna Manley College Vie for Top Actor Boy Award

Saving Alligator High receives 12 nominations including nods for the entire cast

Patrick Brown’s most recent comedy Saving Alligator High swept the 2014 Actor Boy Awards scooping up 13 nominations.

Country Duppy - Mildly Amusing

Sharuna Miller and Shantel Mullings in Aston Cooke's Country Duppy

There are ways in which The Fairfield Theatre’s production of Aston Cooke’s Country Duppy could be construed as a valiant effort.

Holgate Holds Fast to Culture

Michael Holgate: A man of many hats

Michael Holgate is a man of many hats.

Saving Alligator High - Seriously Hilarious!

Patrick Brown's Saving Alligator High - a seriously hilarious play

Patrick Brown’s Saving Alligator High, produced by Jambiz International, is seriously hilarious business. That is, it is serious and hilarious at the same time.

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