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Craig Deeley

Craig Deeley is a Birmingham based comedian. The performance from which this extract is taken took place at a local pub in Sheldon, an area to the north of Birmingham, as part of a spoken word event.

In the extract, he makes many references that his locally based audience would understand, to Sheldon itself and other areas of Birmingham, such as Broad Street. Broad Street is a city centre street where there are lots of pubs and clubs, and it is the centre of Birmingham night life.

Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah is a well known Jamaican poet and actor, born and brought up in Birmingham. The extract here is taken from an interview he gave at Aston University.

Paul Jennings

Paul Jennings is a retired policeman and a Black Country comedian. The persona he enacts through his comedy is drawn from his experiences on the police force.

The extract here, is taken from a performance he gave as part of a spoken word variety event in Cradley Heath, in the Black Country.


Fizzog are an all female theatre group, who perform at various venues throughout the Black Country and wider afield. Many of their plays and sketches centre upon performing old ladies from the  Black country. The  extract here is taken from an interview they gave.