S1 Ep 4: Dane Baptiste

The Erica James Show

11-04-2022 • 37 minutos

Prophets Of Rock Presents: The Erica James Show


British Comedian and writer Dane Baptiste is a guest on this weeks episode of 'The Erica James Show' Podcast.

Dane is one of the UK Kings of comedy, a regular feature on British comedy television, from Amazon Prime's 'Soho Theatre'; BBC's 'Comic Relief', 'Bamous' to Channel 4's 'Unapologetic' hosted by Capital 1xtra radio DJ Yinka Bokinni and Zeze Millz presenter of the 'The Zeze Millz Show'.

In this episode, Dane discusses his rise to becoming one of the UK's most prominent comedians, navigating the waters of television as a writer with a social conscience, creating opportunities for young comedians including comedic internet sensation Munya Chawawa; tips for upcoming comedians and writers as well as his opinion on this year's Oscar's. Yes - we went there, and for the last tedious time.


Topics:

- Working in the pandemic

- Online activism and impact of protests

- Comedians using their platforms to encourage change

- Women in comedy

- TV work: 'Blamous' and 'Unapologetic' with Yinka Bokinni and Zeze Millz

- Giving comedian Munya Chawawa one of his earliest television gigs

- The importance of diverse voices in writers rooms, as shown by  Issa Rae and Quinta Brunson

- Creating opportunities for upcoming writers and comedians

- The Black British American Invasion

- Judas and the Black Messiah' actor Daniel Kuluuya making screenwriting debut in Netflix film: "The Kitchen"

- Will Smith, Chris Rock and the Academy Awards

- Projects on the horizon


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@danesnaptiste


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