Happens To Be Black
NWComedyNetwork.com presents "Happens To Be Black An evening of comedy, poetry & theatre" at the Jewelbox Theater at The Rendezvous ,Thursday, February 28th at 8pm.
The title of the show is inspired by a George Carlin routine in which he dissects the way people attempt to describe people of color. Many African Americans have had the experience of being told that "they don't seem black" or "they are acting white," because they behave in a way that many people don't expect based on the color of their skin. The prejudice hasn't just come from white America but often from within their own community. Unwritten rules and cultural norms have ostracized many Black Americans.
This show will present some of the Northwest's best comics, poets, and actors who share their life experiences in funny and insightful ways, and they just happen to be black. Featured performers will be Manny Martin (Competitor in The Seattle International Comedy Competition), Danielle Radford (has performed at Seattle's Bumbershoot Music and Arts festival, the San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Amos Mack (Has opened for Micheal Winslow, ,Ty Barnett, and Jimmy walker), Monique Franklin (co-host and co-produces Afrodisiac Erotic Poetry Show), David Bennett (PPuget Sound Poetry club, The West lake Hip-Hop) and hosted by Silas Lindenstein (Finalist in the 96.5 Make Jack Laugh Comedy Contest and the Finalist of the Shades of Laughs Competition).
And just added to this production is the One Act Play "Black Like Us" by Rachel Atkins directed by Tyrone Brown. Black Like Us explores how one woman's decision to pass for white in the late 1950's creates a ripple effect through the generations. This a new play that is just finishing a brief run at The Annex Theatre and will get an encore performance at Happens To Be Black.
Jewelbox at Rendezvous (View)
2322 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|