About

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 new ‘Coconut’ show has been nominated for ‘Best Stand Up Tour’ in Channel 4’s National Comedy Awards with voting now open, so have your say here.

Shazia’s TV appearances include; ‘QI’ (BBC), ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ (ITV), ‘The Hit List’ (BBC), ‘House of Games’ (BBC), ‘Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains’ (Comedy Central), ‘Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls’ (C4), ‘Travel Man’ (C4), Top Gear (BBC), ‘The One Show (BBC), ‘Celebrities v Child Genius’ (C4), ‘Celebs In Solitary’ (C5), ‘Loose Women’ (ITV), ‘The Late Late Show’ (RTE) ‘Have I got News for You’ (BBC) and ‘The Wright Stuff’/’Jeremy Vine’ (C5) as well as the ever popular ‘F*** Off, I’m a Hairy Woman’ (BBC).

Other TV credits Include: ‘Amanpour’ (CNN), ‘60 Minutes’ (CBS), ‘Last Comic Standing’ (NBC), ‘The World Stands Up’ (Paramount Comedy), ‘Tipping Point Lucky Stars’ (ITV), ‘Pointless Celebrities’ (BBC), ‘The Dog Eat My Homework’ (BBC), ‘Larry Grayson: Shut That Door!’ (ITV), ‘Muslim Driving School’ (Voiceover BBC), ‘Beautiful People’ (BBC) ‘Richard and Judy’ (C4) and ‘28 Acts in 28 Minutes’ (BBC).

Radio includes; ‘The Graham Norton Show’ (BBC), ‘My Teenage Diary’ (BBC), ‘Elephant In The Room’(BBC), ‘Loose Ends’ (BBC), ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’ (BBC), ‘The Museum of Curiosity’ (BBC), ‘Quote Unquote’ (BBC), ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’ (BBC), ‘The Now Show’ (BBC), ‘Arthur Smith’s Comedy Club’ (BBC), ‘Saturday Live’ (BBC), ‘Midweek’ (BBC), ‘Woman’s Hour’ (BBC), ‘With Great Pleasure’ (BBC), ‘Between Ourselves’ (BBC), ‘A Good Read’ (BBC), ‘Vanessa Feltz Show- Pause For Thought’ (BBC), ‘The Frank Skinner Show’ (Absolute Radio) ‘The Craig Ferguson Show’ (SiriusXM).

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 2022, new dates here.

Her previous stand-up shows; ‘With Love From St. Tropez’ toured internationally in 2017/18, “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.

 

∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ EVENING  STANDARD
“A fearless comedian… thoughtful and thought-provoking… funny and illuminating”

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

∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ MAIL ON SUNDAY
“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”

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

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