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Thu 7th Mar at 6:00pm
Funny Women Celebrating International Women’s Day
@ St James Theatre, London
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Funny Women Celebrating International Women’s Day: Shazia Mirza, Lynn Ruth Miller, Ria Lina, Sofie Hagen, Njambi McGrath, Katerina Vrana
"Join Funny Women, the UK's largest female comedy community, to celebrate International Women's Day. The evening starts with a discussion about the place of women in society and how our humour defines us, hosted by Viv Groskop, journalist, author and stand-up comedian. The second half of the evening is a truly international showcase of female comedy talent featuring acts from North America, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia and the UK. The evening will be raising money and awareness for WomanKind Worldwide, a charity that supports women's human rights around the world."
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Winner of the London Comedy Festival 2001 and star of Eve Ensler's hit show, The Vagina Monologues. Shazia is lifting the veil on the world of Muslim comedy.
She is well-known for her appearances on BBC's Have I Got News For You, Beautiful People, Muslim Driving School, and The Now Show and Last Comic Standing on NBC.
A practising Muslim, Shazia is known for her deadpan delivery on her observations of her religious world. She works internationally, recently completing a six month tour of England and the United States and has appeared on BBC’s Have I Got News For You, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and CBS’s 60 Minutes.
The only female Muslim stand-up comedian, she has come a long way since starting out in Birmingham in 2000 working as a science teacher and driving up and down the country for a booking for as little as £10.
'Wonderfully life enhancing' (The Guardian).
'No one can resist - the room erupts' (Elle Magazine).
'Clever, ground-breaking and very funny' (Evening Standard)
'Had the place in stitches' (Independent)
'The Lenny Bruce of female stand-up' (Metro).
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Lynn Ruth Miller is a renaissance woman who wears many hats. The Ohio-born pensioner led a perfectly conventional life until she took up stand-up aged 70, and now entertains audiences of all ages with comedy and song. She is living proof that the older you are, the more fun you have!
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Once described as a Filipina Sarah Silverman... She intermingles her refreshingly funny songs with a dry wit ... Winner of the London Comedy Festival New Comedian Of The Year 2002 and the EMMA Best Comedian Award 2003.
'Lina is a musical comic with a brilliant line in bawdy songs... storming set!' ( Evening Standard).
'I have no doubt she will hold her own so easily that she'll have a hand free to hold someone else's too' (The Guardian).
'... slickly done - the girl's got talent' (Chortle).
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Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year winner.
'Warm, accessible but in no way bland, Hagen delighted the crowd with personal tales and observations. Her skill becomes all the more apparent when looking at her silences as well as her writing, her timing is spot-on and pauses, facial expressions and knowing nods and smiles all combine to make an act who is destined to make a name for herself' (http://www.chortle.co.uk)
'Hagen's act sharply pokes fun at British words and phrases and she's not afraid switch to bleaker, more contentious subject matter' (http://TimeOut.co.uk).
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Born and educated in Kenya Njambi McGrath went to university in London and New York, has an IT degree and worked in IT before retraining to work in higher education. She is fluent in 3 languages and has a unique voice. Since her debut at the Comedy cafe, she has been tipped as the hottest thing to come out of the Africa since the Sahara.
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Venue: St James Theatre
Phone: 0844 264 2140
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