‘In that global menagerie of comedy Mirza is that rarest of rare creatures. She guarantees audience laughter with her biting deadpan observations’ – The New York Times
‘Clever, groundbreaking and very funny’ – Evening Standard
Shazia is an award winning British Asian stand up Comedian and columnist from Birmingham. She headlines all over the world and has performed solo tours in the US, Sweden, Denmark, France, India, Holland and Germany. Her vast array of TV credits include CBS ‘60 Minutes’, NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’, Paramount’s ‘The World Stands Up’ and BBC’s ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Grumpy Guides’ and ‘This Week’ and Channel 5’s ‘The Wright Stuff’.
‘His magnificently wretched stage persona gave his material an emotionally bedraggled edge. The concept of comedy as therapy is nothing new, but he appears on the verge of tears, desperately trying to hold it together, as he revealed he has just been dumped. That raw heartache defined what should have been material, giving every funny line a pathos-laden twist. We’ll see more of him’ – Chortle
Finalist in ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ and West Midlands Comedy Award winner with his astonishingly original approach to stand-up. With pitch-perfect delivery, his semi-character based mirth finds belly-laughs in the bleakest of places.
‘Deadpan brilliance’ – NCF Comedy
Impressively droll wit from this Nottingham Comedy Festival Award nominee.
Anthony J. Brown
‘A truly unique performer…superb’- Reece Shearsmith (‘The League Of Gentlemen’)
Jongleurs/Metro ‘Stand & Deliver’ Award winner and BBC New Comedy Award Runner-up he is a regular contributor to Radio 2′s ‘The Arthur Smith Lectures’. As seen on ‘The Stand Up Show’, ‘Phoenix Nights’ and ‘Attitude’.
The Comedy Cellar
Lawrence Batley Theatre
West Yorkshire HD1 2SP
Box Office – 01484 430528
Doors 7pm Show 8pm sharp
Thursday 12th February
Anthony J. Brown