BAMOUS. Dane Baptiste


  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Three
  • 2021
  • 1 pilot

Satirical comedy about the nature of fame amongst the BAME community. Stars Dane Baptiste, Richard Blackwood, Remel London, Toussaint Douglass, Munya Chawawa and more.

Press clippings Awards 2021 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Awards 2021 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2022

Why the BBC needs to stand for backing black comedy

There has been no shortage of black talent, and yet no such ensemble vehicle to showcase a new generation.

Nooruddean Choudry, JOE, 1st February 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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