Imran Yusuf lands BBC Three show

Pilot ordered

Imran Yusuf has landed his own BBC Three pilot.

His self-titled show will feature a mix of stand up, sketches and animation, based around the comedian and his previous job as a games developer.

BBC Three boss Zai Bennett has commissioned the show from independent production house Brown Eyed Boy.

Its managing director Gary Reich said Yusuf was ‘one of the most dynamic, passionate and hardest working comics in the country today’.

He told Broadcast: ‘We’re grateful to BBC3 for once more putting new and emerging talent at the forefront of their ambitions.’

Yusuf, 31, was nominated for the Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards last year and has already appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

Published: 6 Jun 2011

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