PREVIEW: Bamous, BBC Three
Bamous is a brand new comedy entertainment show hosted by award winning comedian Dane Baptiste.
The show is set in the heart of The NASBLAQ, a mythical, ever-shifting stock index of the most prominent and up-and-coming black talent in the UK. It’s like the Kilimanjaro of black success - incredibly hard to ascend, full of hidden dangers and all too easy to drop off. Dane is joined by some of the most exciting comedy talent in the UK today, including Toussaint Douglass, Munya Chawawa, Lola Jagun and Thanyia Moore to take a satirical, hilarious, razor sharp and shamelessly provocative look at what it’s like to be black and famous, or as it shall forever now be known... BAMOUS.
Bamous is available from 12th January on BBC Three,
Dane, what can you tell us about Bamous?
This is an unapologetically Black show that is hilarious, unique and surreal as well as topical. This show celebrates something that has been obscured from British screens for too long - a celebration of being Black and famous.
What is The NASBLAQ and what can get you on or off it?
The NASBLAQ is an index of Black excellence and creativity that chronicles the contribution of Black people to creativity and British culture, as well as the positive effect of Black British culture. All you need to do get on it is being a positive creator and contributor. Bad energy geared towards Black people and our customs and creations will get you kicked off!
Can you tell us a little bit about your creative process in making the show?
The creative process for Bamous was a unique one, where I also worked as a producer as well as a creative. Working directly with Spirit Media, we developed the format by using technology, including augmented reality, as well as using the ingenuity of young up-and-coming talent.