Comedian, writer, actor and presenter, London Hughes, will be this year’s Alternative MacTaggart speaker. British comedian Hughes was the first British Black woman to be nominated for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy ‘Best Show’ Award for her 2019 show London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck which was later turned in to a hugely successful Netflix special.
Hughes is also a powerful voice for female empowerment and inclusivity, and will be providing plenty of laughs as she discusses, with the Festival’s International Editor, Tan France, her career, experiences in the UK vs US and what needs to be done to support women and inclusivity in the industry.
“It’s an absolute honour to be doing the Alternative MacTaggart this year. I have so much to say about the U.K. TV industry and I can’t wait to get into it with Tan. It’ll be fun, yet beautifully truthful. Expect to learn and to laugh A LOT!”
- London Hughes