Bamous. Dane Baptiste.


BBC Three (Online) sketch show entertainment show about black celebrities. 1 pilot in 2021. Stars Dane Baptiste, Richard Blackwood, Remel London, Toussaint Douglass and others.

Watch on BBC iPlayer

Press Clippings

Bamous review

The sketches between Baptiste's straight-to-camera routines expand on the idea that the media has continuously marginalised or misunderstood black talent, either ignoring it completely or scheduling it after most people have gone to bed.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 13th January 2021

Bamous, BBC Three, review

This felt like a British riff on American political comedies such as The Daily Show.

Ed Power, i Newspaper, 12th January 2021

Bamous review

It's long been a running joke that British TV operates a 'one-in one-out' policy when it comes to allowing black comedians to become famous. But don't blame comics for continuing to crack jokes about waiting for Lenny Henry to die to get their shot, blame the system that means the line is as true today as it ever was.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 12th January 2021

I talk to Dane Baptiste

"I definitely want Black Britons who have previously felt marginalised or under-represented to watch and feel like they're being represented."

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 12th January 2021

Dane Baptiste to pilot BBC Three entertainment show Bamous

Dane Baptiste is to pilot Bamous, a BBC Three show based around a fictional stock index for diverse talent.

British Comedy Guide, 20th October 2020