Comedians honor Britain’s gay TV history

UK gay comedy stars Sandi Toksvig and Stephen K Amos have a Haha in Hackney to celebrate 50 years of British camp comic performances

Comedians honor Britain’s gay TV history
19 June 2012

British comedians are paying tribute the country’s most iconic gay TV performers.

Haha Hackney will honor the gay actors and comedians of the past 50 years who had a pivotal role in changing public attitudes toward homosexuality.

Hosted by lesbian Danish comedienne Sandi Toksvig and British gay comedian Stephen K Amos, the 8 July show commemorates gay entertainers including John Inman, Danny La Rue, Kenneth Williams and Kenny Everett.

Performances include Bobby Crush as Liberace, Ceri Dupree as Danny La Rue, a drag chorus line and the London Gay Men’s Chorus.

Raising money for global gay rights group Kaleidoscope, the show will feature footage from the British Film Institute television and film archive of the camp actors and comedians who made a name for themselves in the years when homosexuality was illegal in the UK.

Tickets are available online from hackneyempire.com

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