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Comedy pilot planned on grieving process by sketch comedian based on dad’s death

Sketch comic Paul Black, who came to prominence on TikTok over lockdown and recently performed his live show Self Care Era at the 3000-seater SEC Armadillo in Glasgow, is developing a semi-autobiographical comedy focused on the grieving process, "which we'll hopefully be shooting this year" he told The National newspaper.

"It follows a character, based on myself, following the death of their father" he said. "It explores how complicated grief can be, especially when you don't feel the way you're maybe supposed to feel about it. It's like therapy, exploring these themes through writing.

"If you can make people laugh while telling a story that might not be the most upbeat, it can be quite life-affirming. My da dying was probably one of the most major things that happened in my life, and it feels like a perspective that isn't the cliché perspective ... It's maybe not what people would expect from me."

The pilot is for BBC Three and BBC Scotland.

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