From Oct 2018 – Jan 2019 the BFI’s Comedy Genius season includes some iconic black comedy events.

Highlights in November include Black Comedy week  – don’t miss the chance to visit/revisit comedy classics ranging from the ladies-on-the-loose comedy Girls Trip to the infectious and high-spirited teenage comedy  House Party.

For die-hard comedy fans, they have  The Black Comedy Revolution  – a  day of events that will bring together comedians from different generations for riotous confessions and wisdom sharing.

The British Blacklist has joined forces with BFI to offer 2-4-1 tickets when booking just enter GENIUS 241 if booking online or quote over the phone.


The Black Comedy Revolution – Saturday 17 November 2018 @ 15:00
Presented with Tri-Force Creative Network.

This day of events will bring together comedians from different generations for riotous confessions and wisdom sharing. Black British people are no longer the butt of the joke; we’re now dropping the mic thanks to generations of on-screen comic talent. Norman Beaton passed the mic to Lenny Henry who handed it to TV collectives like The Real McCoy, 3 Non-Blondes, Famalam… This day will bring together many of those intergenerational comedians for riotous confessions and wisdom sharing.

Joint ticket available with The Real McCoy Reunion £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less). Book here.


The Real McCoy Reunion – Saturday 17 November 2018 18:30
Presented with Triforce Creative Network.

This pioneering 90s show kickstarted numerous careers, we reunite some of its cast for you In this special event.

BBC sketch show The Real McCoy ran for five seasons in the 1990s, a watershed moment in black British comedy. Starring Llewella Gideon, Curtis Walker, Ishmael Thomas, Leo Mohammed, Collette Johnson, Felix Dexter, Judith Jacob and Eddie Nestor who appeared alongside musicians, athletes, and other TV personalities, the show kickstarted numerous careers. This unique event will bring the original cast back together to share memories of that pivotal time.

The event will feature contributions from cast members Judith Jacob, Llwella Gideon and Paulette Randall, and producer Charlie Hanson.

Joint ticket available with The Black Comedy Revolution £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less). Book here


House Party – Saturday 17 November 2018 23:00 | Tuesday 20 November 2018 20:40

Kid decides to risk it all to get to Play’s party when he discovers that his dream girl will be attending and it promises to be a wild night. With his dad and a pack of bullies after him, nothing will stand in his way… Saturday nights were made for House Party and its 90s hip hop vibe.

Presented with We Are Parable

We Are Parable will be hosting the House Party Lounge in BFI Bar and Kitchen on 17 November from 9pm, complete with video games, 90s music, themed cocktails and much more. Make a night of it – join us as we step back in time and celebrate the 90s in all their glory.

Book your tickets here.