Paul Black
Paul Black Pilot

Paul Black Pilot (Working title)

  • TV comedy in development
  • BBC Three
  • 2022
  • 1 pilot

A semi-autobiographical comedy about grief, by Paul Black.

  • This idea is currently in development

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BBC Three
1 Pilot
Paul Black

Paul Black has landed a sitcom pilot for BBC Three and BBC Scotland.

The sketch comic, who came to prominence on TikTok over lockdown and last month performed his live show Self Care Era at the 3000-seater SEC Armadillo in Glasgow, is developing a semi-autobiographical comedy focused on the grieving process, "which we'll hopefully be shooting this year" he told The National newspaper.

"It follows a character, based on myself, following the death of their father" he said. "It explores how complicated grief can be, especially when you don't feel the way you're maybe supposed to feel about it. It's like therapy, exploring these themes through writing.

"If you can make people laugh while telling a story that might not be the most upbeat, it can be quite life-affirming. My da dying was probably one of the most major things that happened in my life, and it feels like a perspective that isn't the cliché perspective ... It's maybe not what people would expect from me."

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