BBC Asian Network announces its Big Comedy Night

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BBC Asian Network has announced they will be building on their successful comedy offering with a night celebrating the cream of Asian comedy across the UK and beyond.

On Friday 7 February in London, the station’s Breakfast show presenter, Tommy Sandhu hosts an exciting line-up of performers including home-grown rising stars like Abdullah Afzal (Citizen Khan) who makes his stand-up debut; the master of “twerking” Mawaan Rizwan; BBC New Comedy finalist Tez Ilyas, impressionist Anil Desai and critically acclaimed Romesh Ranganathan.

The night will also include performances by two international female comics – viral sensation IISuperwomanII from Canada and Aditi Mittal – one of Mumbai’s top new comics.

Mark Strippel, Head of Programmes Asian Network says:

“Comedy is an important element in the BBC Asian Network schedule. This event will be a great showcase for some great talent and it promises to be a night full of laughs and top quality entertainment.”

The interval will host live music from British Asian star Navin Kundra and teenage singer/songwriter Iman Orths.

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