Black Theatre Live


BBC Comedy announces second Felix Dexter Bursary for Ambreen Razia

20 June 2018

Huge congratulations to Ambreen Razia from all of the Black Theatre Live touring consortium.

BBC Comedy has announced its continued commitment to developing talented BAME comedy writers, with its second Felix Dexter Bursary initiative including the fantastic Ambreen Razia who wrote and appeared in her hugely successful one-woman show The Diary of a Hounslow Girl which Black Theatre Live toured nationwide in 2017, supported by the Oval House..

Sarah Asante, Comedy Commissioning, says: “BBC Comedy has always worked with the very best emerging talent. Programmes like Famalam, Man Like Mobeen, People Just Do Nothing and the upcoming Diary of a Hounslow Girl (w/t) are fantastic examples of contemporary comedy from writers and performers from ethnic minority backgrounds, often making their first network TV appearances on the BBC. We hope this inspires up and coming comedy writers to apply for the bursary.”