Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival
With Sathnam Sanghera
The Festival continues its popular British Asian evenings with an entertaining look at British Asian humour, its development as a mark of cultural identity and how it has evolved since Goodness Gracious Me.
Anil Gupta is an award-winning comedy writer and producer. He has produced shows for radio and television including Goodness Gracious Me, the spoof chat show The Kumars at No. 42, The Office and Citizen Khan.
Shazia Mirza is an award-winning stand up comedian and writer. She works all over the world and has appeared on CBS 60 Minutes, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Have I Got News for You. Shazia could have married a rich man and lived in a mansion on The Bishops Avenue, but instead she chose to drive up and down the country for as little as ten pounds, staying in dirty bed and breakfasts, trying to make people laugh.
Saurabh Kakkar is Head of Development within BBC Comedy. Prior to this role he spent many years at ITV, as a Producer, Executive Producer and latterly Creative Director of Comedy. Before his time in television, Saurabh produced live comedy, working with some of the UK’s biggest comedy stars. They will be speaking with author, Times columnist and feature writer
Sathnam Sanghera. Sathnam is the author of memoir, The Boy With the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton, and the novel, Marriage Material. He is trustee and advisory board chair for Creative Access, a charity which helps find internships in the creative industries for talented young people from under-represented backgrounds.