05 October 2010

Wicked Wenches - 5 October 2010- The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh
Posted on 06/10/2010 by one4review

Following the second interval and prize draw, Susan Calman introduced Shazia Mirza, our headline act of the evening.

I have seen Ms Mirza quite a few times over the years and have to say have always enjoyed her as a performer. Birmingham born of Asian heritage she always has a lot to say and the quality of her material is never in doubt. As well as a stand-up she does a lot of writing too, and the erudite nature of her set is testimony to this. Shazia always has plenty to say on her culture and upbringing, possibly able to go places with it that others may fear to tread, but never pushes the boundaries too far.


From the off she was drawing howls of laughter with the majority of her well written and confidently delivered performance, and when she smiled the whole stage was illuminated. She majored on a recent excursion to Buckingham Palace, an event that was comedy gold for a comedian of her calibre, and boy did she make use of this. Shazia, although pretty well known in the comedy world, in my opinion deserves to be a household name, and let's hope this occurs sooner than later.



I will be doing shows in San Francisco CA Thursday 17th April- Thursday 24th April for details click here: www.shazia-mirza.com/gigs.html

Tickets for my new Edinburgh Show 31st July- 24th August 2014 are now on sale here: www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedybulletproof

I will be doing my regular slot live on The Vanessa Feltz show on BBC Radio 2- Pause for Thought 5.45am on the 1st, 8th and 15th May

My latest piece that I have written for The Financial Times Magazine on touring India can be read here: www.ft.com/cms/s/2/5784243c-d3c0-11e2-95d4-00144feab7de.html#axzz2WCJTuOpc

and my piece in the Mail on Sunday on learning meditation can be read here: www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2344504/Can-I-silent-treatment-One-professional-talker-worless-days-meditation-retreat.html


Shazia's column in The Guardian

Shazia's weekly column- Diary of a Disappointing Daughter is in The Guardian Weekend Magazine every Saturday.
Read it in the Silly Writings Section or www.theguardian.co.uk

Columnist of the Year

Read Shazia's award winning column in The New Statesman and her funny column in Hotline Magazine- on Virgin Trains

Read Shazia's Hotline Magazine articles
Read Shazia's New Statesman articles