In recent times, the UK urban scene has seen a major merging of artists, this has helped the scene rise higher, as they say ‘strength in numbers’. Along side musicians and artists themselves, DJ’s and comedians have been sharing support with the scene, most notably the likes of Ace & Vis and comedians Eddie Kadi and Kevin J.
Kevin J is considered the protégé of fast rising comedian Eddie Kadi, supporting him at shows and in cameos on music videos (such as Bashy – Ransom ft. Scorcher & Wretch 32).
Many of the top comedians happen to be of African decent, when mentioning the greats, the names Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphey, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle come up every time, in the UK, we have Richard Blackwood, Kojo, Slim and Paul Chowdhry (the recent being of Indian heritage), Paul became one of the first comedians to branch into their category with his youthful appeal as well as the ethnicity based similarities, with so many blends of cultures in recent times, many audiences are now equally accepting and understanding of the humour as well.
Kevin J, is a comedian on the rise, Richard Blackwood is quoted as to saying, “He has that X factor”, Kojo, Slim and Eddie Kadi have all praised him, his honest character and relevant humour have had audiences of all races in hysterics wherever he performs.
He manages to capture that essence of relevance and youth, he is not afraid to put himself in the forefront of his jokes, yet he gains more respect for the simple factor that he pulls the jokes off like a veteran, composed, professional and absolutely hilarious!!
Kevin J recently appeared on Kojo’s Comedy Fun House on MTV Base, it was an open-mic style audition, nobody knew what to expect, he was after a good act and all the pressure was there, Kevin came out and brought the house down with an awesome set, I was laughing after he had finished (embarrassing to admit but proves how good he is), he is definitely a comedian on the rise, one that will be in your favourites real soon.