01 Aug, 2020 | graduate news

BAFTA win for Jill's Comedy Workshops Graduate Romesh Ranganathan...

BAFTA Winner Romesh Ranganthan

I'm sending out proud and heartfelt congratulations to my comedy workshops graduate and former Comic Boom comedy club MC the incredible Romesh Ranganathan. He's only gone and won a BAFTA! Due to covid-19 restrictions the BAFTA  ceremony was online. Rom had to film his own acceptance speech, which was hilarious and it featured a homemade BAFTA balanced on a bin!

The first blog I wrote on my website mentions the sheer joy of watching Rom winning his heat and getting through to the Finals of comedy competition "So You Think You're Funny." I was so excited when he won that I jumped in the air clapping and cheering and whooping. It would have been fine but I was surrounded by a large group of my stand-up comedy course students and graduates. They all jumped up with me. We cheered, clapped, hugged, jumped up and down. I think it's fair to say we made a bit of a spectacle of ourselves. But Rom knew just how much we were behind him. I'm very glad I was alone and on the beach when I heard the news that Rom had won a BAFTA...

Romesh and Jill backstage at Comic Boom at Komedia Brighton

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