Citizen Khan is in its fourth series on BBC1 and up to 5 million viewers have watched the situation comedy. A Christmas special and a live stage show are coming soon.
Adil Ray, who I last worked with in TV in 2003, created the popular comic figure of community leader Citizen Khan.
Adil has been a supporter of Aston Villa since he was 10 but following Villa right now is no laughing matter. They are staring relegation to the Championship in the face.
What does Adil think has gone so wrong at Villa Park? Born in Birmingham, he has witnessed the highs and lows of the club. But nothing as low as propping up the Premier League. He remains hopeful, however, that his boys can stay up.
In the 6 minute interview he tells me why.
For fans of Citizen Khan, look out for my much longer interview with Adil about his successful comic creation. That interview will be hosted soon at www.vgtv.es