|Blakka Ellis Final Comic stand|
Jamaican comedian Owen 'Blakka' Ellis is set to bring the curtains down on his comedic career in New York after more than two decades.
Blakka will share the stage with the likes of Jamaican comedy duo Ity & Fancy Cat from Jamaica and Susan Kennedy from Trinidad & Tobago for the farewell comedy weekend. The New York tour kicks off on Friday, July 31 at 8:30 pm and runs through to Sunday, August 2 at 6:00 pm. Showtime on Saturday is 8:00 pm.
Among the highlights in the comedian's career is performing with the great Jamaican folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley. For Ellis, though, the most memorable moment of his career was the first time he performed with Bell to a packed stadium of more than 15,000 persons in Trinidad. Other stand-outs include performing at the Apollo Theatre in New York and doing a television special for Channel 4 in London.
According to the producers, Horace and Victoria Mitchell, "We see this as an opportunity for patrons to enjoy a weekend of wholesome family entertainment and unlimited laughter. It is even more significant as Owen 'Blakka' Ellis will use this as the event to take his final bow on the New York comedy stage."
The comedy weekend will serve a benefit for the New York-based Jamaican charity Children of Jamaica Outreach, committed to assist in making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children in Jamaica as well as the United States.
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