I TALK TO: Adil Ray

To coincide with the release of the first series of Citizen Khan on DVD, I spoke to the man behind Mr Khan, Adil Ray, to discuss how the series came about as well as some of his influences.

Let's start right at the beginning. Many people know you from BBC Asian Network. How long were you there for and what made you enter the world of comedy?

I was at the network for 10 years. I used that time to try out different characters on the show. The Asian community is quite diverse and I always felt that comedy was a great way of bringing them all together on the radio.

Some people may not remember that Mr Khan started off as a character in sketch show Bellamy's People back in 2010. When did you realise that Mr Khan had the potential to front his own sitcom?