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New Channel 4 Comedy Blaps Released

Channel 4 has released a brand new round of comedy Blaps, this time featuring the talents of stand-up Tez Ilyas, award-winning Rose Matafeo and Hounslow Diaries’ Nida Manzoor. The Blaps are commissioned by Fiona McDermott, Head of Channel 4 Comedy and commissioning executive Laura Riseam.

Rose Matafeo’s Temp is a  three-part series about a transient temp worker and also stars Joe Wilkinson, Ellie White, Vivian Acheampong and 2012 Funny Women Award winner Gabby Best.

Rose said: “It was a thrill to convince such a talented group of comedians to help play out an offbeat fantasy of temp life in these Blaps. Hopefully, these little vignette-ish glimpses into the high drama of low stakes office life make some of you laugh.”

Nida Manzoor’s Blap is a comedy following a Muslim female punk band called Lady Parts. Anjana Vasan plays Amina Hussein, a geeky biochemical engineering student who by Saira Shah (Ritu Arya), the enigmatic, tattooed frontwoman of Lady Parts is trying to recruit to her band. Nida said: “Making Lady Parts meant so much to me as it enabled me to show Muslim women for all the humour, diversity and strength they possess – rarely depicted this way in mainstream media.

“I loved making Lady Parts, as we were able to bring together an awesome ensemble cast as well as a crew of brilliant creatives, giving the show a distinct look and tone.

“Also, I was able to collaborate with my brothers and sister in making original music for the show, which was crazy fun and adds to the character of the piece.”

You can watch the all-new Blaps here!