BAMOUS is an brand new unashamedly provocative comedy show centred on the NASBLAQ, a mythical stock index for black and famous talent. Hosted by award-winning comedian Dane Baptiste and a cast of exciting new comedians, the show explores the NASBLAQ through a series of stand-up routines, topical updates and hilarious sketches.
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In this satirical new pilot for BBC Three, Dane and his assembled cast will try and figure out how the NASBLAQ works and how black talent can get to the top of it with an avalanche of comedy sketches, stunts, funny archive, interviews, social campaigns and much more, promising to reflect Britain at its most true, most provocative and most current.
Dane Baptiste says: “I’m so incredibly proud of this commission. Bamous is the show I’ve always wanted to make, where I can explore and celebrate Blackness, Britishness and how both of those elements combined can create a distinct and hilarious piece of work – with a style unlike anything on the planet right now. Black excellence at its most outstanding.”
Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, says: “With Dane at the helm, supported by a cast of some of the most exciting comedy performing, writing and production talent in the country, BBC Three is honoured to be the home of the NASBLAQ.”
Matt Campion Creative Director, Spirit Studios, says: “I’m thrilled that the BBC has given us the opportunity to make this show. We at Spirit exist to drive change through entertainment – and this show aims to do exactly that. I’m also excited to introduce the world to The NASBLAQ and the inner workings of Dane Baptiste’s brilliant comedy mind.”
Broadcast details will be announced in due course.