Shazia Mirza: A Work in Progress

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Stand-up show starring Shazia Mirza performed on the following days in August 2015...

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I will be trying out new material, never done material, some good material, and maybe some outstanding material. There will be jokes for all different levels. I will be differentiating for a mixed ability class, I wouldn't want to discriminate against anybody and I wouldn't want anyone to be offended. There will be anger, confusion, some laughter and mostly danger. No doubt someone will still walk away saying: 'I'm offended, well I think I am. If not, I am definitely offended on my husband's behalf, and he's offended on behalf of his accountant.'

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Shazia Mirza is back in Edinburgh and this time she will be trying out new material, never done material, some good material, and maybe some outstanding material. In fact the material has already been tried out, it works, it's funny. It's a full show!

Shazia says: "There will be jokes for all different levels. I will be differentiating for a mixed ability class, I wouldn't want to discriminate against anybody and I wouldn't want anyone to be offended."

After three girls left Bethanal Green to join ISIS, Shazia contributed to a piece for BBC Radio and obviously offended people as the show received record numbers of complaints. In this show there will be anger, confusion, some laughter and mostly danger as she tackles ISIS, Jihadi brides and causing offence in her latest Edinburgh show. "No doubt someone will still walk away saying: 'I'm offended, well I think I am. If not, I am definitely offended on my husband's behalf, and he's offended on behalf of his accountant.'"

Revered, applauded, loved and reviled Shazia Mirza is an award-winning comedian and columnist. Appearances include Have I Got News For You, F*** Off, I'm a Hairy Woman - for which she spent seven months in the service of hirsutism. NBC's Last Comic Standing (2008) and other TV credits include: Muslim Driving School (Voiceover BBC2 2010), Beautiful People (BBC2 2009), Richard and Judy (Channel 4 roving reporter 2007), 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (BBC3 2005), The World Stands Up (Paramount Comedy 2004), and 60 Minutes (CBS 2004). The Wright Stuff regular panellist 2011 to present.

In 2008, 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.

Shazia has performed her stand-up shows across the world - from the Edinburgh Fringe to Texas, USA to Dubai and Kosovo. She has particularly travelled extensively across Europe, where she has performed sell out tours of Norway, Sweden Denmark, Holland, India and Pakistan Radio appearances include a regular slot on BBC Radio Scotland, Radio 2's Vanessa Feltz Show, Radio 4's Pause for Thought, The Now Show, With Great Pleasure, Between Ourselves, and Absolute Radio's The Frank Skinner Show.

As a writer, Shazia formely penned a fortnightly column for The New Statesman for which she won 'Columnist of the Year 2008' at the prestigious PPA Awards. She has written for the Guardian for many years and then had a weekly column in their Weekend magazine entitled 'Dairy of a Disappointing Daughter'. She also writes for Virgin's Hotline Magazine, the Financial Times, and The Daily Mail. Shazia was previously a full time Science teacher, teaching in Tower Hamlets and Dagenham for seven years then doing supply teaching for a further three years.