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Fri 7th Dec at 7:00pm
@ The Global Cafe @ RISC, Reading
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Laughing Cows Comedy Night: Shazia Mirza, Maureen Younger, Mae Martin, India McLeod, Kerry Billson
Image © Martin Twomey
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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... 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)
'Had the place in stitches' (Independent)
'The Lenny Bruce of female stand-up' (Metro).
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Stand-up comedian and resident MC of MY Comedy in London, Birmingham and Coventry as well as for the Queens of Comedy, London. Maureen has also worked as a contributor on BBC Radio and Sky News.
'Maureen Younger is more than compere, more than host, with a natural gift of the gab she's quick off the mark and doesn't miss a trick!' (http://www.gingerbeer.co.uk)
'If you have been lucky enough to see her perform you will be fully aware of just how funny and infectious this woman is.' (Time Out)
'... whose punch lines also hit the mark in German' (Cologne Rundschau)
'Engaging and funny' (Three Weeks).
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Comedian Mae Martin has appeared on TV and radio across North America and has received rave reviews in the UK :
'She had the audience in the palm of her hand' (Three Weeks)
'Full of the confidence of a veteran comedian... An hour of rapier wit and cute charisma' (Scotsgay)
'Brilliant... something very special... Natural comic talent!' (The Skinny)
'A complete gem' (The Gay Times)
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Venue: The Global Cafe @ RISC
35-39 London Street
RG1 4PS 51.452690, -0.968057
Phone: 0118 958 3555
→ Reading 9 min walk