“We just wanted to write something that will make people laugh. We had no idea that it would have such an impact.”

Few comedies can honestly be described as ground-breaking, but it was certainly true in the case of Goodness Gracious Me, which first aired in 1998.

The sketch show was created by four friends (Sanjeev, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia) who shared a love of comedy, but of course, what made it different was that the four friends were young British Indians, who daringly poked fun at the differences (and similarities) and stereotypes of the two cultures.

Click here to read the complete article in the Sussex magazine

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