Sketchtopia. Image shows from L to R: Nimisha Odedra, Luke Manning, Vivienne Acheampong, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Paul G Raymond, Jamie-Rose Monk.

Sketchtopia

BBC Radio 4 sketch show about multiculturalism. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Hardeep Singh Kohli, Vivienne Acheampong, Luke Manning, Jamie-Rose Monk and others.

Sketchtopia. Image shows from L to R: Nimisha Odedra, Luke Manning, Vivienne Acheampong, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Paul G Raymond, Jamie-Rose Monk.

Sketchtopia

Hardeep Singh Kohli hosts a sketch show that takes a satirical look at issues around multiculturalism

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2018
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
4   (1 series)
Starring
Hardeep Singh Kohli, Vivienne Acheampong, Luke Manning, Jamie-Rose Monk, Nimisha Odedra and Paul G Raymond
Writers
Luke Manning, Paul G Raymond, Kai Samra, James Felton, Bilal Zafar, Lizzie Bates, Anna Emerson and Alice Gregg
Producer
Gus Beattie

Broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli sets out to find the next generation of white, black, Asian and minority ethnic satirical sketch writers, with a keen eye on finding the funny in a multicultural Britain.

Traditionally, some of the best UK sketch comedy shines a satirical light on social issues of the time, finding comedy from difficult subject matter or awkward social convention.

Sketchtopia aims to make sharp observations about modern Britain and, most importantly, allow shared experiences, common points of reference and authenticity to come together and hold a mirror up to our society and tell us a truth about ourselves.

Stand-ups and comedy writers from diverse backgrounds have been invited to give us a comic snapshot of UK society through their own observations and experiences.

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