Mo Gilligan to talk Black, British and Funny on Radio 2

Comedian Mo Gilligan is to guest on Radio 2 to discuss his new Channel 4 documentary, ‘Mo Gilligan: Black, British And Funny’.

In this documentary Mo will embark on a personal, celebratory and sometimes bittersweet journey of discovery, exploring his own background and delving into the Black comedy circuit. Mo will meet icons from the late eighties. He will spend time with some of the most famous people you have never heard of. Super stars on the scene like Slim who Mo first encountered when he was making his own tentative steps into stand-up and who ultimately inspired him to become a comedian. Mo will question what happened in the Noughties, which saw a period in the wilderness for Black British comedy in the mainstream. Mo will also meet the new rebellious breed of comedians who are not waiting to get a seat at the television table but rather building their own on social media.

You can hear Mo talking about the programme with Steve Wright on Wednesday 28 September after 2pm on Radio 2. Stream it live or on demand via BBC Sounds.