Shazia Mirza is back with a bang at The Drum Arts/Theatre Centre, in Birmingham, for one night only! Renowned as the UK's most modern comedienne with her unique style, quick fire with and hilarious routine one not to miss this Saturday July 20.
Shazia was born in Birmingham, to first generation Pakistani parents. In her earlier days she started her career as a science teacher, whilst secretly developing writing, acting and comedy skills at drama school, with late night gigs across the country. Her performance on 'Have I Got News For You,' made her friends and family realise the extent of Shazia’s ambitions. Her comedy delivery style of fusing contemporary issues with her personal experiences, blends with her taboo-breaking, deadpan style.
Shazia started to get recognition for her comedy, in 2003 she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy and won the GG2 Young Achiever of the Year Award. Her TV work followed in the UK and States when in 2007 she present on BBC3 documentary called F*** Off, I’m a Hairy Woman. She’s had other TV credits Muslim Driving School (Voiceover BBC2 2010), Beautiful People (BBC2 2009), Richard and Judy (Channel 4 roving reporter 2007) to name a few. Shazia has had a number of radio appearances, which include a regular slot on BBC Radio Scotland and The Now Show on BBC Radio 4.
She has performed her stand up shows across the world, from the Edinburgh Fringe to Texas, USA to Dubai and Kosovo, as well as, travelling extensively across Europe, where she is in great demand.
Shazia is an active write, having formerly penned a fortnightly column for The New Statesman for which she won Columnist of the Year 2008 at the prestigious PPA Awards. She has spent a number of years writing for the Guardian, and has written a column in their Weekend Magazine called Diary of a Disappointing Daughter.
In 2009, Shazia was listed on the inaugural Muslim Women’s Power List as one of the 20 most successful Muslim women in the UK.