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Brighton Fringe: The Immigrant Diaries : Sajeela Kershi, Sameena Zehra
Sajeela's parents arrived in the uk in the early hours of a cold winter's night with all their possessions, 3 children and 3000 cigarettes all stuffed in a scooby do van.
Sameena was born in the UK but was sent back to Kashmir by her parents to live with her grandmother who fought off terrorists like mosquitos. Statistics don't really tell the story of immigrants in the UK, people do.
Go see and hear stars from entertainment share their fascinating very personal stories of being the new kid in a new country starting a new life.
Funny, poignant, ridiculous and sublime; the stories from people who choose to live and work on this marvellously mongrel island.
Hosted by Sajeela Kershi and Sameena Zehra with a different line up every night, from within the world of entertainment and beyond.
For age 18 and over.
Image © Duncan Penfold
Sajeela has performed comedy since 2006 all over the UK and abroad including taking shows to the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brighton Fringes as well as performing at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Hackney Finalist 2011.
Huffington Post's Top Funny Women to follow on twitter 2013.
'Hugely talented, extremely funny, divine diva' (Time Out)
'Smart, funny with a mischievous twinkle' (The Times)
'The woman is simply a treasure. Magnetic, lovable and enormously witty, she's like Claire Raynor scripted by Kenneth Williams' (The Spectator)' (The Spectator).
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Sameena Zehra is a performer, comedienne, storyteller, actress and blues singer.
'The wittiest and sassiest lady I've ever had the pleasure of watching' (Buzzcut, Perth Fringe)
'... great verve... funny... clever... entertaining' (Adelaide Advertiser)
'... a warmly witty hour... astonishing and frequently violent' (The Independent)
'A master storyteller' (Three Weeks)
'Zehra's comedy is witty and appealing... Final word: 'Terrorific'' (Rip It Up, Adelaide)
'Sameena finds humour in almost every strand of her life ...I was left wanting the next chapter' (The Latest, Brighton)
'A witty and vibrant comedian... captured the large and mixed audience and kept the chortles coming thick and fast' (Arts in Leicestershire)
'... a one woman powerhouse of a show...' (http://www.femalearts.com).
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Venue: The Hobgoblin
→ Brighton 4 min walk