Dane Baptiste brings new entertainment show Bamous to BBC Three
James R | On 21, Oct 2020
Dane Baptiste will host Bamous, a satirical entertainment show for BBC Three.
Hailing from Spirit Studios and John’s Boy Entertainment, the show introduces Dane’s mythical “NASBLAQ” to TV audiences – a stock index for diverse talent which determines which of them are allowed up and down the ladder of fame and success at any one time.
In the pilot for the show, Dane and his assembled cast will try and figure out how the NASBLAQ works and how Black talent can get to the top of it with an avalanche of comedy sketches, stunts, funny archive, interviews, social campaigns and much more, promising to reflect Britain at its most true, most provocative and most current.
Dane Baptiste says: “I’m so incredibly proud of this commission. Bamous is the show I’ve always wanted to make, where I can explore and celebrate Blackness, Britishness and how both of those elements combined can create a distinct and hilarious piece of work – with a style unlike anything on the planet right now.”
Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, says: “With Dane at the helm, supported by a cast of some of the most exciting comedy performing, writing and production talent in the country, BBC Three is honoured to be the home of the NASBLAQ.”
Matt Campion Creative Director, Spirit Studios, says: “I’m thrilled that the BBC has given us the opportunity to make this show. We at Spirit exist to drive change through entertainment – and this show aims to do exactly that. I’m also excited to introduce the world to The NASBLAQ and the inner workings of Dane Baptiste’s brilliant comedy mind.”
Broadcast details will be announced in due course.