Sketch show from double act Egg about being mixed-race
- Sketch Show
- BBC Radio 4
- Rebecca Boey, Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd Saini
- Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd Saini
- Mobashir Dar
Comedy duo Egg - Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini - write and star in this brand-new comedy special, exploring what it means to be mixed race, and their very different experiences growing up in the UK.
An increasingly surreal dinner date turns into a trip down memory lane for the pair, as a curt waitress guides them grudgingly through some of their formative mixed-race memories.
Through break-out sketches, the duo narrowly avoid coming to blows with streetwise teenage schoolgirls Jacanda and Malika on the streets of north west London, culturally appropriate their own cultural heritage in a Portakabin in Nottingham, and befuddle renowned Race and Socio-Political expert Professor Jojo Mojojo with a simple question. All the while waiting for their main course to arrive.
Anna and Emily also talk to their real-life Mums, who share their experiences on what it meant to bring up a mixed race daughter in the 90s - and whether the girls really were the charming little angels they claim to have been.
Can the mixed-race experience really be defined in a single comedy special? The Egg girls aren't sure, but they take a crack at it in Scrambled EGG.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Sunday 8th August 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:15pm
- Episode length
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Saturday 14th August 2021 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra