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BBC Asian Network Comedy is back

BBC Asian Network is presenting a night of comedy on Friday 26th April featuring some of the hottest new names in stand-up.

The event will be hosted by Asian Network Breakfast Show DJ Harpz Kaur and will feature performances from Mawaan Rizwan, Sukh Ojla, Rahul Kohli, Jay Droch and Charlie Lee George.

Mawaan Rizwan

Asian Network’s Mawaan is an actor, writer and comedian. His comedy videos on YouTube have amassed over 18 million views and he has supported Simon Amstell on tour with his unique hybrid of confessional stand-up and skilful physicality.

Sukh Ojla

Rising star Sukh is a comedian, actor and writer. She has starred in BBC One sitcom Hospital People, feature film Victoria and Abdul (alongside Judi Dench), and Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, and regularly performs stand up around London and the UK.

Rahul Kohli

Geordie comedian Rahul Kohli, the man behind hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Newcastle Brown Male, crafts his stand-up around observations on current affairs and the world today.

Jay Droch

Up and coming stand-up Jay Droch is a comedy writer and performer. He was a runner up in the BBC Writers Room Future Talent awards in 2015 and is a member of Jumprov, the group thought to be Birmingham’s first BAME improv theatre company.

Charlie Lee George

Former circus performer and dancer Charlie came to comedy to find her voice. She made it to the finals of both the Leicester Square New Comedian Award 2018 and Pride’s Got Talent 2018. She made her Edinburgh Fringe debut last year with her show ‘Polite Savage’.

The show will be broadcast live from the BBC Radio Theatre on BBC Asian Network and BBC iPlayer from 9 – 10pm on 26th April, with highlights available to watch on Red Button and iPlayer.

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