19 Oct / 10AM
“There’s an old African saying…if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together…..Think about it!”
As the BFI announce “Comedy Genius” a season that celebrate comedic talent, and to celebrate Black History month, events company We Are Parable will host a range of events across the UK that celebrate Black British comedy. They are creating a pop up barbershop, inspired by the classic 90’s sitcom Desmond’s that will launch in Birmingham.
Running for 6 years from 1989 to 1995, the Trix Worrell creation “Desmond’s” captivated audiences young and old with stories and adventures from the Ambrose family who run a barbershop in Peckham, London. Centering around Desmond, a first generation Guaynaese expat coming over to the UK for a better life, the sitcom gave the UK a unique insight into Black British life and how it was constantly adapting and evolving with the times. Despite its 30th anniversary next year, the sitcom has cemented itself as a true classic across a number of generations and still remains Channel 4’s longest running comedy show.
This pop up will act as a fully functional barbershop, with free and discounted haircuts on offer, a chance to watch a classic episode of “Desmond’s” and stand up comedians popping in for a “trim” and a bit of banter.
Barbershop Opening Times
Friday and Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
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