Shazia Mirza is an award winning British stand up comedian and writer.

‘But what do awards mean anyway? Everyone’s got an award. You get awards these days just for leaving the house and recycling your yogurt pots.’

Shazia’s TV appearances include; ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ (ITV), ‘Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls’ (C4), ‘QI’ (BBC), ‘Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains’ (Comedy Central), ‘Tipping Point’ (ITV), ‘Pointless Celebrities’ (BBC) ‘Travel Man, 48 Hours In…’ (C4), Top Gear (BBC), ‘The One Show (BBC), ‘Celebrities v Child Genius’ Christmas Special 2018 (Channel 4), ‘Celebs In Solitary’ (C5), ‘Loose Women’ (ITV), ‘The Late Late Show’ (RTE) and ‘The Wright Stuff’/’Jeremy Vine’ (C5).

Radio includes; ‘Graham Norton Show’ (BBC), “My Teenage Diary’ (BBC), ‘Loose Ends’ (BBC), ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’ (BBC), ‘The Museum of Curiosity’ (BBC), ‘Elephant In The Room’ (BBC), ‘Quote Unquote’ (BBC), ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’ (BBC) as well as ‘The Craig Ferguson Show’ (SiriusXM), ‘The Now Show’, ‘Saturday Live’, ‘Woman’s Hour’, ‘The Robert Elms Show’ (BBC), ‘The Ian Dale Show’ (LBC) ‘Comedy Club with Arthur Smith’ (BBC) and ‘The Frank Skinner Show’ (Absolute Radio).

Shazia’s latest show; ‘Coconut‘, was on tour – but then… well heres how she put it; “My new tour ‘Coconut’ has been cancelled due to the world ending. It will either resume in the afterlife or in 2021 whichever happens first”. Most of the ‘Coconut’ dates are rescheduled and you can catch it live to July 2021, new dates here.

Her previous stand-up shows; ‘With Love From St. Tropez’ toured internationally until June 2018, “Dry as they come, sharp socio-political sass on Brexit, burkinis & butt plugs” and the critically acclaimed; ‘The Kardashians Made Me Do It’, played for 103 nights internationally across the UK, US, Sweden, Ireland and France and completed four sell out runs at London’s Soho Theatre in 2016/17. Discribed as; “A powerful show from a powerful woman…  fearless, brutal and beautiful” by THE SCOTSMAN, the show featured on CNN’s AmanpourFrance24, Reuters and ITV News.

You can also listen to Shazia with journalist John Kampfner on their podcast; Pale, Male and Stale’ where they take an irreverent look at current affairs and chat with some fab guests.

During lockdown Shazia did one of the BBC ‘Culture in Quarantine Masterclass’ series which UK visitors can check out on iPlayer here.

Her parents just want her to get married.


“Shazia Mirza is provoking laughter and large intakes of breath once again… brave and urgent”

“Vital, deftly handled, rammed with provocation… As brave a piece of comedy as you’ll see”

∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ METRO
“she’s effective at getting under your skin… strikes a blow”

∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ THE SKINNY
“at this moment in time – post-Brexit, post-Nice, post-Orlando – it’s on point chilling and superb”

“Mirza has stepped up a gear… the bravest thing you’ll see on a comedy stage this year… a remarkable finale”