Channel 4 launches new digital comedy series ‘Jokes Only A…Can Tell’

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Channel 4 has launched an all-new digital comedy series, ‘Jokes Only A…Can Tell’, which brings together a diverse range of comedians who tell jokes about their own community – and they won’t be holding back.

This laugh-out-loud, and at times, eye opening series produced by Distant Voices, will see a strong line up of up-and-coming, as well as established comedians from Muslim, Lesbian, Disabled, Jewish and Nigerian communities tell stories and jokes that are all inspired by their personal and shared experiences as well as reflecting on real-world issues and the stigmas they often face.

The five-part series of five-minute shorts launches on Channel 4’s Facebook and Instagram with ‘Jokes Only A Muslim Can Tell’ on 16th May and will continue weekly.

Digital Commissioning Editor, Charlie Hyland said: “I’m really glad we’ve been able to work with Distant Voices to create Jokes Only a…Can Tell and I hope audiences really enjoy the comedy as well as being left with some food for thought. This series is giving both a voice to a range of underrepresented communities, as well as providing a platform for up-and-coming comedians to have a voice.”

Celia Taylor, Exec Producer for Distant Voices said: “It’s been brilliant to work with so much incredible and burgeoning talent and give them a safe place to share their stories and personal experiences through comedy.”

Jokes Only A... Can Tell is produced by Distant Voices, Exec Produced by Celia Taylor and the Series Producer is Rohan Acharya. It was commissioned by Charlie Hyland for Channel 4.

The series features the following episodes and comedians:

  1. Jokes Only a Muslim Can Tell – 16th May
    Comedians: Nabil Abdulrashid, Shazia Mirza, Aatif Nawaz, Ola Labib and Fatiha El-Ghorri
  1. Jokes Only The Disabled Can Tell – 23rd May
    Comedians: Jamie MacDonald, Eshaan Akbar, Tim Renkow, Jo Coffey and Joshua Robertson
  1. Jokes Only a Jew Can Tell - 30th May

Comedians: Andrea Hubert, Joe Bor, Katie Price, Jess Robinson and Joe Jacobs

  1. Jokes Only a Nigerian Can Tell – 6th June
    Comedians: Emmanuel Sonubi, Nabil Abdulrashid, Lola Jagun, Funmbi Omotayo
  1. Jokes Only a Lesbian Can Tell – 13th June
    Comedians: Sharon Wanjohi, Jen Brister, Sarah Keyworth, Jodie Mitchell and Chloe Petts