Maria Shehata is an American stand up comedian raised in Columbus, Ohio before moving to New York, LA, and now London. Maria's conversational delivery and no-nonsense candor has been charming audiences across the US, UK, and Europe. She has been featured on Comedy Central’s “The Watch List,” Showtime’s “Bridging the Gap,” and Nuvo TV's "Stand Up and Deliver," as well as the critically acclaimed films “Just Like Us” and the "The Cradle of Comedy." Maria has been invited to perform in numerous comedy festivals, and won Best Comedian at the Hollywood Festival of New Cinema. Her web series "My Super-Overactive Imagination" won Best Comedy at the Miami Web Fest, where she was also nominated for Best Actress.
"Maria has a second name I can't pronounce, and she is very short, but she is very funny indeed." - Angelos Epithemiou
"Maria is my favorite Egyptian." - Jim Gaffigan
"Refreshingly distinctive point of view." - KoreAm Journal
"Maria Shehata has a Janeane Garofalo-type swagger to her, both funny and entertaining." - LA Times
"Brutally honest comedy." - Daily Lobo
Official website mariashehata.com