Idris Elba To Star In ‘Netflix’ Comedy Series As A DJ

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Idris Elba continues his push in comedy with the announcement that he will now star in a Netflix comedy series as a struggling DJ. For ‘Turn Up Charlie’ we will see Elba finds himself using his DJ skills to tell the story of a bachelor who ends up being a manny. The series serves as a follow up to Elba’s latest comedy series, ‘In The Long Run’.

The Wire star is starring in and exec producing Turn Up Charlie, a UK comedy series from Brown Eyed Boy Productions, the Endemol Shine UK-backed production company run by Gary Reich. The show sees Elba play Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter. The eight episode series, with half hour episodes, is exec produced by Elba, Reich and Tristram Shapeero and co-executive produced by Martin Joyce, Ana Garanito, and written by Laura Neal, Femi Oyeniran, and Victoria Asare-Archer.


Here’s The Trailer For Idris Elba’s New Comedy Series, ‘In The Long Run’

As mentioned, Idris Elba is headed to TV in the UK with his very first comedy series called, ‘In The Long Run’. Elba who serves as the show’s creator and actor has pulled pieces from his early life to tell the story of a Sierra-Leonian family who moved to London. Before viewers get to see the project premiere on March 29th, a trailer has now surfaced. Elba looks to be one of the show’s regulars, check it out below.

In The Long Run follows the Easmons, an originally Sierra-Leonian family who migrated to London 13 years prior to when the show is set. Idris Elba plays the head of the family, Walter, who makes enough money to run the household and send some money back home to Sierra Leone. Their lives are turned upside down when Walter’s eccentric brother, Valentine, turns up to live with them in the U.K. Although he disturbs Walter and his wife Evelyn’s rigid African parenting, their son Akuna loves his fun uncle which leads him into all sorts of trouble.


Here’s The First Look Of Idris Elba’s Comedy, ‘In The Long Run’

As you may know, Idris Elba revealed that he was looking at breaking into comedy. Last year news was revealed that the award-winning actor would create a comedy series loosely based on his childhood. It appears he and his team are ready to show off the upcoming sitcom entitled, ‘In The Long Run’. The series’s first photos of the cast have now been revealed. In the newly shared photos, we see Elba’s character surrounded by his castmates who play the Easmon family. The series is set to premiere in the UK. A date for ‘In The Long Run’ has been announced.

Set in London 1985, In the Long Run is about the Easmon family. Amid the tower blocks and shell suits, life for Walter (Elba) and Evelyn Easmon is all about quiet routine. They arrived from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and are happy earning enough to pay the bills with a bit left over to send back home. Walter works hard alongside his mate and neighbor Bagpipes (Bill Bailey) at the local factory while Evelyn patrols the estate selling make-up door-to-door. Their British born son Akuna and his best mate Scott hang out on the estate playing football and doing their best to dodge the local thugs.  But when Walter’s brother Valentine arrives to the UK, his energy and lust for life changes everything. He crashes into their lives bringing laughter and chaos and igniting a passion for music in Akuna. And though he frustrates Evelyn and tests Walter’s patience, Akuna adores his ‘funcle’ Valentine because after all, he is family.


Chris Rock And Idris Elba Traded Obama Stories On ‘The Graham Norton Show’

As some may know, Chris Rock is in Europe for his Total Blackout Tour and recently was a guest on The Graham Norton Show. Actors Idris Elba and Kate Winslet were also guest for the previous episode of Graham’s show. At one point in the interview, Rock and Elba would both go on to talk about their moments with The Obamas. Despite hearing Rock’s story before it was interesting to see everyones reaction to Rock’s mishap with Michelle Obama.

Idris Elba To Star In Comedy Series Loosely Based On His Childhood

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A while back we found out that actor Idris Elba was ready to get his hands tied up in comedy. He broke the news during an interview with The Daily Show. At the time it wasn’t clear as to what project the actor was looking to be involved with, until now. According to several reports, Elba has created a comedy series based on his childhood. The now titled series will be called, In The Long Run, and will air on the Sky network.

Idris Elba will star in “In the Long Run,” a comedy series for Sky that “The Dark Tower” star created and that is loosely based on his own childhood. Set in 1980s London, the series will follow the Easmon family, which has settled in England after having arrived from Sierra Leone a decade earlier. Elba will play Walter, the father, who works in the local factory alongside friend and neighbor Bagpipes, played by Bill Bailey. The Easmons’ son, Akuna, hangs out in the housing project where the family lives, playing soccer and dodging the local thugs. The family’s life is turned upside down when Walter’s brother Valentine arrives in the U.K., bringing chaos in his wake and igniting a passion for music in Akuna. “I’m really happy to be in comedy, bringing some joy into a world that needs some laughs,” Elba said. “With a great team behind it I look forward to people seeing it. “


Idris Elba Says He’s About To Try Comedy

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Soon you could flipping through TV and see Idris Elba making a few jokes. Last night the movie star talked with Trevor Noah on generic acyclovir cheap for sale online without prescription foster 100 6 wirkstoff cialis viagra compare cost junior research paper example essays online uk viagra generika 100mg preis go here essay about primary health care professional best essay ghostwriters website gb click here click human rights paper trust essay comprare cialis generico i need someone to write my essay predisone no prescription thesis binding fyshwick diploma thesis defense academic writing conventions mesterolone pictures of viagra source help with writing essays metformin headache The Daily Show. In his talk, Idris spoke on his new film, Mountain Between Us, and his career.

At the very end of his interview, Trevor goes to ask what can fans expect next from Elba. Idris went on to hint that comedy is next for him as he has signed on to do a sitcom based around his DJ career. A lot of awkward moments to make this interview an enjoyable one.

Did Idris Elba Diss Kevin Hart’s Stand-Up In This Old Rap Song?

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So while sitting at my computer searching the internet for new music, I stumbled across a song by rap group Clear Soul Forces entitled Gotham City. To my surprise I notice the song features Hollywood actor Idris Elba, and decided to take a listen. As I listened closely to see if Idris could pull off some decent lyrics I couldnt help but notice a possible subliminal shot at Kevin Hart.

“Unless I was ready to man up, fix up I look sharp, N*gga stand-up, It aint funny N*gga Kevin Hart stand-up” Elba spitted over the instrumentals.

So if I interpreted his lyrics right it looks like Kevin’s rap charcater Chocolate Droppa may have found his first rap beef. The song dates back to 2013, and since then we’ve seen both Elba and Hart together at events. But did Idris really just throw a shot at the current king of comedy back in the day? Take a listen below, Idris comes in at the 2:30 mark.