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BBC to showcase comics in isolation

New shorts on dealing with lockdown

Comics including Bob Mortimer, Kerry Godliman and Tom Allen are to take part in a new series of BBC Two comedy shorts shot in isolation.

In Comedians Playing With Themselves, comics will offer tips on coping with lockdown, including how to avoid arguments with your partner, finding new sports to play and perfecting a hit podcast.

Others taking part in the six 15-minute shows include  Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar, Tez Ilyas, Russell Kane, Sally Phillips and Mat Horne.

The BBC says: ‘Each of the comics will shelf-shoot their comedy nuggets helping us all to get through isolation together and having the maximum amount of fun indoors.’

News of the show comes as  BBC Two announces a slew of new comedy commissions, including a full series for Sophie Willan’s sitcom Alma’s Not Normal, a one-off for Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe, and a Matt Berry mockumentary series Squeamish About….

Published: 22 Apr 2020

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