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Edinburgh 2015: Shazia Mirza, A Work in Progress, The Stand, review: 'brave and urgent'
Dominic Cavendish, Theatre Critic 12 August 2015
She introduced herself to audiences, and made a name for herself, in the wake of 9/11 by saying: "My name's Shazia Mirza - at least, that's what it says on my pilot's licence." Now, as another blood-red wave of Islamist terrorism breaks across the world, this plucky Muslim comedian is provoking laughter and large intakes of breath once again; this time scoffing at jihadi brides and inveighing against Isil.
Until Aug 30. Tickets: 0131 558 7272; thestand.co.uk; then at the Tricycle, London (020 7328 1000)
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08 October 2010Daily Record Review
Shazia's style wins plenty of praise
Shazia Mirza The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh October 5 2010
4 stars ****
Not long after the events of September 11, Shazia Mirza started her comedy career.
Back then, the British- born Muslim woman would open her gigs by saying "My name is Shazia Mirza. At least that what it says on my pilot's licence."
05 October 2010one4review
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.
22 August 2010Scotland on Sunday
Shazia Mirza is the self proclaimed 'White sheep' of her Pakistani Muslim family. As you might imagine, her own life gives Mirza plenty of material to work with and, in this show, she busts countless taboos about race, multiculturalism and sex with enough gusto to make the Guardian readersin the audience squirm uncomfortably.
Mirza is very much on form and the nonchalant disregard with which she strides through several PC minefields is wonderful to watch.
She ends with a great, surprising set piece about meeting the Queen that should be included in the curriculum of all diversity training days.
01 February 2007 - The IndependantThe Anvil, Basingstoke
In 2001, the Muslim comic Shazia Mirza leapt to the attention of the media with her infamous post-September 11 jokePDF version of 'The Anvil, Basingstoke'
01 November 2006 - DNA MumbaiFrom Britain with love, and laughter
Mirza, who has been routinely heckled in London and inundated with hate mail, spent an incident-less evening in Mumbai.PDF version of 'From Britain with love, and laughter'
01 November 2006 - Hindustan TimesThe only thing sacred was comedy
The beachfront mocha at Juhu must have set a record on Thursday night. Never before has the café been packed to the hilt for a live performance as it was for British-Pakistani stand-up comic Shazia Mirsa's act.PDF version of 'The only thing sacred was comedy'
01 June 2006 - The Evening StandardSoho Theatre
Written by: Bruce DessauHaving first made a splash by performing i Muslim dress and doing terrorism gags, Shazia Mirza has latterly been diping her toes in the mainstream.PDF version of 'Soho Theatre'
12 August 2005 - The IndependantThe stand-up revolution
Written by: Johann HariIt's beyond a joke: comics at the Edinburgh Fringe have been addressing difficult political issues - and getting lots of laughs in the process.PDF version of 'The stand-up revolution'