More Comedy Blaps for Channel 4.
“We’re thrilled to be working with these up and coming comedy talents and have them join the gang of Channel 4 Blap creators. It’s a delight to be able to showcase such a fresh, innovative and diverse range of comedies. What a Christmas treat!” – Commissioning Executive Laura Riseam
This Christmas Channel 4 is unwrapping a bundle of Blaps for your viewing pleasure. Three new breakthrough comedians Tez Ilyas, Edinburgh-award winning Rose Matafeo and Nida Manzoor have unleashed their Blaps on All4.
In Bounty, Terry (Tez Ilyas), a young British Muslim, has moved back with his family in Blackburn and he bloody hates it. A corporate high-flyer, he’s thrived in a leading consultancy in London for the last five years, but has returned home to take on the risky Blackburn Community Cohesion Project. Out of his depth, Terry finds himself a fish out of water in the very pond in which he grew up. His mum is convinced she knows what’s best for him, his Insta-obsessed younger sister, Sofia resents him, her buffoonish husband-to-be, Abid, irritates the heck out of him and his cousin Waseem has grown a massive beard and become proper religious!
All the while, Terry has a (white) girlfriend, Jess, in London, who demands he tell his mum about their relationship. How’s he going to balance the circus at home, the politically-charged job and his four-year secret relationship?
Rose Matafeo: Temp is a three-part comedy Blap series from Matafeo, a comedian, writer and actor from New Zealand that shows a slice of life of a transient temp worker and their interactions with three colourful characters in the same office building. Temp boasts a talented cast featuring Joe Wilkinson, Ellie White, Vivian Acheampong and Gabby Best.
Nida Manzoor’s Blap is an anarchic and subversive music comedy following a Muslim female punk band, called Lady Parts.
Amina Hussein (Anjana Vasan), geeky biochemical engineering PHD student, wants to find a husband and settle down. She also happens to shred a mean guitar and unbeknownst to her, Saira Shah (Ritu Arya), the enigmatic, tattooed front woman of Lady Parts, is desperate to find a lead guitarist. These two young women and their very different worlds are set on a collision course when Saira becomes convinced that Amina is the only woman for the job.
Using Amina’s horniness as leverage, Saira and the band offer to hook her up on a date with one of the hot AF Alkaaf brothers – making her an offer she can’t refuse.