Channel 4's Jokes Only A ... Can Tell back with immigrants & NHS staff

ExclusiveSaturday 18th March 2023, 11:58am by Jay Richardson

Jokes Only A ... Can Tell. Nabil Abdulrashid

Channel 4 has ordered a second series of its diverse stand-up showcase Jokes Only A ... Can Tell, featuring immigrants, NHS workers and the neurodivergent among others, British Comedy Guide can exclusively reveal.

Ahir Shah, Pierre Novellie, Erika Ehler and BBC New Comedy Award winner Dan Tiernan are part of an expanded line-up for the Channel 4 digital channels series that also features Nabil Abdulrashid returning with the Jokes Only A Muslim Can Tell strand, a spotlight on Indian and Scottish comics, and kicks off with Jokes Only A Northern Irish Person Can Tell on Sunday, followed by Jokes Only An NHS Worker Can Tell on Thursday.

The first series, which launched in May last year, has amassed more than six million views on Facebook alone.

Confirmed acts for the new episodes, which are set to appear twice a week, are as follows:

Jokes Only A Northern Irish Person Can Tell

Diona Doherty, Sean Hegarty, Vittorio Angelone and Peter Rethinasamy.

Jokes Only A Scot Can Tell

Jamie MacDonald, Susan Riddell, Christopher Macarthur-Boyd and Stephen Buchanan.

Jokes Only A Muslim Can Tell

Nabil Abdulrashid, Zahra Barri and Farhan Solo.

Jokes Only An NHS Worker Can Tell

Michael Akadiri, Maddy Lucy Dann, Ola Labib and Ed Patrick.

Jokes Only An Immigrant Can Tell

Radu Isac, Vlad Ilich, Erika Ehler and Kuan-wen Huang.

Jokes Only A Neurodivergent Person Can Tell

Joe Wells, Dan Tiernan, Harriet Dyer, Pierre Novellie and Alice Brine.

Jokes Only An Indian Person Can Tell

Shalaka Kurup, Raul Kohli, Ahir Shah and Joshua Bethania.

Produced by Distant Voices Group (Christmas Comedy Club With Lost Voice Guy), Jokes Only A ... Can Tell is produced by Fergus March (Paddington's Guide to Britain) and executive produced by Celia Taylor (An Idiot Abroad). It was commissioned by Channel 4's digital commissioning editor for comedy, Charlie Hyland.

"We're proud to have such a successful format that is not only a hit with viewers, but serves as a vehicle for new talent too" said Hyland. "Surpassing six million views for one show is a significant milestone for us, and we are excited to deliver a batch of new episodes, which we hope audiences will find equally as entertaining."

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