Shazia Mirza

at Purcell Room, London
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Strap in for a hilarious and uplifting joyride into the art of survival in a world of crocodiles, coconuts, solitary confinement and alpha males.

“What’s going on? Why is everyone fighting? Why does everyone hate each other? Who the hell is Alexa? And why are
there no women left with real eyebrows? Women are in fashion now but the eyebrows come and go?

“And why do all the right wing papers keep calling me up for answers every time there is a paedophile with the same skin colour as me? Can we really educate people? Can we drag anyone forward against their will?”

Following the success of her critically acclaimed recent shows With Love From St. Tropez, a riot of brexit, buquas and
butt-plugs through the lens of The Periodic Table, and The Kardashians Made Me Do It, a searing and urgent
exploration of life, love and Jihadi brides, award-winning British stand up comedian and writer Shazia Mirza is taking
on the burning issues of our time in her latest show. Please note this contains adult themes and strong language.

Shazia Mirza

Shazia Mirza appearing at this event

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, The Now Show, Last Comic Standing on NBC and CBS’s 60 Minutes. A practising Muslim, Shazia is known for her deadpan delivery on her observations of her religious world. She headlines all over the world and has performed solo tours in the US, Sweden, Denmark, France, India, Holland and Germany. 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... Her laconic one-liners represent something quite unique in modern comedy' (The Guardian). 'No one can resist - the room erupts' (Elle Magazine). 'Clever, ground-breaking and very funny' (Evening Standard) 'The Lenny Bruce of female stand-up' (Metro).

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Purcell Room

  • Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
  • South Bank
  • London
  • SE1 8XX

Website:
southbankcentre.co.uk
Phone:
0871 663 2500

Shazia Mirza image © Martin Twomey