BBC iPlayer have released several comedy shorts at the start of Ramadan featuring emerging Muslim comedians themselves.

This is an exciting collaboration with BBC Asian Network.

The first in the series is Roadman Ramadan starring Guz Khan. Mobeen, aka Guzzy Bear, guides his newly converted friend Trev through his first Ramadan. Guz Khan who also starred in the BBC Big Comedy Night in Birmingham also has a YouTube channel (Guzzy Bear Oh Yeh!) and recently uploaded a video humorously commentating on Jurassic Park’s unintentional racist line.

Sadia Azmat is also part of the series with Things I've Been Asked As A British Muslim. Straight talking Sadia takes us through what it is like to be a modern Muslim woman living in Britain. Azmat, from East London, is also a regular in the YouTube channel Bend It TV aimed to providing the news from an Asian perspective. She is described by the Sunday Times as “hilarious and insightful” for her current set of “I Am Not Malala”

Third on the list is Eid Mubarak, by Asim and Sadia Chaudhry. As a guest at a family Eid celebration, Max is desperately trying to fit in and avoid getting stuck with Uncle Tony. Nina Wadia also stars as well as Steve Stamp. Asim Chaudhry and Steve Stamp both appear in the web series-turned-TV series ‘People Just Do Nothing’. It’s highly successful with The Telegraph calling it, “impressive”.

First Fast, Prince Abdi tells us the story of his first fasting experience during Ramadan when he was eight years old – however, his dad remembers things very differently. Abdi has also been described as the only Somali comic working in the UK. Abdi also starred in the online Diary of a Badman series with Humza Arshad. He is currently on tour around the London area whilst writing new and original comedy pieces on-the-go.

The Fast and the Fool by Tez Ilyas is the last comedian taking part in the series and as Tez goes through the day in the life of a fasting Muslim, he shows us how he copes with the stresses and strains of an ordinary day in the office during Ramadan. Lancashire born Ilyas, a performer in the BBC Asian Network’s Big Comedy Night was joined by Sunil Patel to create a piece of “unapologetic wit”.