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Ahir Shah

Ahir Shah

  • English
  • Actor, writer and stand-up comedian
Ahir Shah's Summer. Viraj (Ahir Shah)

Ahir Shah is an English politician comedian known for his sharp, intellectual wit. Twice-nominated for 'Best Show' at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, with numerous live shows to his name, he makes regular appearances on topical comedy shows such as The Now Show, Have I Got News For You, and The Mash Report.

Year Production Role
2024 Wilderness Festival Self
2024 Ventnor Fringe Self
2024 Kaleidoscope Self
2024 Hay Festival Self
2024 Comedy Club At Machynlleth - Series 3
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2024 QI - Series U
  1. E8 - 'U' Animals
  2. Special - QI VG: Part I
  3. Special - QI VG: Part II
Guest
2024 You Heard It Here First - Series 2
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2024 One Person Found This Helpful
  1. E1 - My Sphinx Has No Nose
Guest
2024 Leicester Comedy Festival Self
2024 Do Gooders Announced Actor
2023 The Last Leg - Series 29
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2023 BBC New Comedy Awards - 2023
  1. E1 - Sunderland
Guest
2023 Ahir Shah: Dots Writer
2023 Ahir Shah: Dots Host / Presenter
2023 Ahir Shah: Ends Self
2023 Ventnor Fringe Self
2023 The Tringe Self
2023 Your Place Or Mine - Series 1
  1. E5 - Ahir Shah: Ahmedabad, India
Guest
2023 The Now Show - Series 62
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Writer
2023 The Now Show - Series 62
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2023 Intelligence - A Special Agent Special
  1. A Special Agent Special
Callum Gibbons
2023 QI - Series T
  1. E14 - Tea Time
  2. Special - VG: Part I
  3. Special - VG: Part II
Guest
2023 Leicester Comedy Festival Self
2023 Vault Festival Self
2023 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 23 (Channel 4: Series 24)
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2022 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 6
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. Special - Outtakes & Best Bits
Guest
2022 Mock The Week - Series 21
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2022 Late Night Mash - Series 2
View episodes
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Writer
2022 Relativity - Series 4
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Dr Kulkarni
2022 Late Night Mash - Series 2
View episodes
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2022 End Of The Road Self
2022 Ventnor Fringe Self
2022 Ventnor Fringe Self
2022 The Island
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2022 QI - Series S
  1. E14 - Sexed-Up
  2. Special - VG: Part II
Guest
2022 Leicester Comedy Festival Self
2022 The News Quiz - Series 107
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2021 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Frankie Boyle's 2021 New World Order
  1. Special - Unseen & Best Bits
Guest
2021 Mock The Week - Series 20
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E8 - Episode Eight
  3. E9 - Episode Nine
  4. E10 - Episode Ten
  5. Special - Christmas Special
  6. Special - End Of Year Special
Guest
2021 Rhod Gilbert's Growing Pains - Series 3
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2021 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 5
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2021 Ahir Shah: Live Self
2021 Ahir Shah: Live Writer
2021 Comedians Giving Lectures - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
Self
2021 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 5
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2021 Rob Beckett's Undeniable
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2021 HowTheLightGetsIn (London) Self
2021 Late Night Mash - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E5 - Episode Five
  4. E6 - Episode Six
  5. E8 - Episode Eight
Writer
2021 Late Night Mash - Series 1
View episodes
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E4 - Episode Four
  3. E7 - Episode Seven
  4. Special - Highlights Special
Self
2021 Ahir Shah: Work-In-Progress Self
2021 Ventnor Fringe Self
2021 Country Mile Comedy Festival Self
2021 Breaking The News - Series 19
  1. E8 - Episode Seven
Guest
2021 Dave's Guide to Coming Out Of Lockdown Self
2021 Mock The Week - Series 20
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E8 - Episode Eight
  3. E9 - Episode Nine
  4. E10 - Episode Ten
  5. Special - Christmas Special
  6. Special - End Of Year Special
Guest
2021 Breaking The News - Series 18
  1. E7 - Episode Six
Guest
2020 The Mash Report Writer
2020 Mock The Week - Series 19
  1. E11 - Episode Eleven
Guest
2020 Guessable? - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2020 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 4
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - Unseen & Best Bits
Writer
2020 Larmer Tree Festival Self
2020 Comedians Solve World Problems - Series 2
View episodes
  1. E6 - Ahir Shah & Dane Baptiste On Screen Addiction
Self
2020 The Mash Report - Series 4
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
2020 The Mash Report - Series 4
View episodes
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E5 - Episode Five
Writer
2020 The Mash Report - Series 4
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2020 Explicable Me Writer
2020 Explicable Me Host / Presenter
2020 Leicester Comedy Festival Self
2020 The News Quiz - Series 101
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2020 Explicable Me Host / Presenter
2019 Breaking The News - Series 2
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. Special - The Best Of Breaking The News
Guest
2019 Newsjack Unplugged - Series 4
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Writer (Additional Material)
2019 Breaking The News - Series 14
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2019 The Museum Of Curiosity - Gallery 14
  1. E3 - Meeting Eighty-Three
Guest
2019 The Mash Report - Series 3
View episodes
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E4 - Episode Four
  4. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2019 The Mash Report - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Self
2019 Stand Up for Shelter Self
2019 Comic Relief Live Self
2019 Ahir Shah: Dots Self
2019 Marlowe Comedy Weekender Self
2019 Henley Festival Self
2019 Cornbury Festival Self
2019 Breaking The News - Series 13
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2019 Attic Arts Club Self
2019 Have I Got News For You - Series 57
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2019 The Dog Ate My Homework - Series 6
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Guest
2019 Breaking The News - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2019 Breaking The News - Series 12
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2019 Catastrophe - Series 4
  1. E1 - Episode One
Prosecution Barrister
2018 Live At The Apollo - Series 14
  1. Special - Christmas Special
Guest
2018 The Mash Report - Series 2
View episodes
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E4 - Episode Four
  3. E5 - Episode Five
  4. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2018 The Mash Report - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2018 The Now Show - Series 53
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Writer
2018 The Now Show - Series 53
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2018 Breaking The News - Series 11
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2018 Ahir Shah: Duffer Self
2018 Stand Up Central - Series 4
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2018 The Big Asian Stand-Up
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2018 Ahir Shah: Duffer Self
2018 Lobby Land - Series 1
  1. E3 - Plane Sailing
Actor
2018 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2018 Life Lessons - Series 2
  1. E4 - Ahir Shah - When Your In-Laws Voted Brexit
Writer
2018 Life Lessons - Series 2
  1. E4 - Ahir Shah - When Your In-Laws Voted Brexit
Ahir
2018 The Now Show - Series 52
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Writer
2018 The Now Show - Series 52
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2018 Breaking The News - Series 9
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2018 The Mash Report - Series 1
View episodes
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
  2. E8 - Episode Eight
  3. E9 - Episode Nine
  4. E10 - Episode Ten
Writer
2018 The Mash Report - Series 1 (as Ahir Shar)
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Writer
2017 #LaughAt2017 Guest
2017 Breaking The News - Series 8
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Guest
2017 Ahir Shah: Control Self
2017 Ahir Shah: Control Self
2017 Ahir Shah's Summer Writer
2017 Ahir Shah's Summer Viraj
2017 The News Quiz - Series 93
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2017 The News Quiz - Series 92
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Writer
2017 The Dog Ate My Homework - Series 4
  1. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Guest
2017 Newsjack - Series 16
  1. E1 - Episode One
Writer
2016 Newsjack - Series 15
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2016 Ahir Shah Self
2016 Fred MacAulay's Wet Hot Political Summer Guest
2016 Ahir Shah: Machines Self
2016 The News Quiz - Series 90
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Writer (Additional Material)
2016 Asian Network Comedy - Series 1
  1. E1 - Watford
Self
2016 Newsjack - Series 14
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Writer
2015 Newsjack - Series 13
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Writer
2015 Ahir Shah: Distant Self
2015 Brotherhood
  1. E2 - Poppy
Tom
2014 Asian Network Comedy
  1. E7 - Live in Leeds 2017
Self
2014 Ahir Shah: Texture Self
2014 Live At The Electric - Series 3
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  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E5 - Episode Five
  3. E6 - Episode Six
  4. E7 - Episode Seven
Ensemble Actor
2014 The Midnight Beast - Series 2
  1. E1 - The Twilight Beast
Worthy Student
2013 Ahir Shah: Anatomy Self
2013 The News Quiz - Series 81
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Writer (Additional Material)
2013 Live At The Electric - Series 2
View episodes
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E4 - Episode Four
  3. E5 - Episode Five
  4. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
2012 The Comedy Zone Self
2011 Ahir Shah: Astrology Self
2011 Campus - Series 1
View episodes
  1. E1 - Publication, Publication, Publication
  2. E2 - The Culling Fields
  3. E3 - Hurricane George
  4. E4 - Come Together
  5. E5 - Post-Coital
Ahir
2009 Campus - Pilot Ahir
2009 TNT Show
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Host / Presenter
2008 That's No Job For An Asian Self
0000 The Leak - Series 13
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Ahir Shah on IMDb

Nationality
English

A finalist in the 2008 So You Think You're Funny? competition for new acts, Ahir Shah is a Politics, Psychology and Sociology graduate from the University of Cambridge, known for blending a mordant, intellectual brand of humour with a bracing and committed political focus.

A sufferer from depression who talks openly about his illness, he hones a searingly personal style of live comedy, which blends philosophy, faith, and challenging observations about the state of modern society.

His live shows include Astrology (2011), Anatomy (2013), Texture (2014), Distant (2015), Machines (2016), Control (2017), and DUFFER (2018). His latest show is Ahir Shah: Dots. He has been nominated twice for 'Best Show' at the Edinburgh festival.

Known for his crisp, biting topical satire, Shah has made regular appearances on Breaking The News, Frankie Boyle's New World Order, Life Lessons (on its special "When Your In-Laws Voted Brexit"), Newsjack, The Now Show, and The Mash Report, on which he has a regular slot lampooning the week's news.

Shah has also performed live stand-up on Live At The Apollo and Stand Up Central, as well as numerous festivals across the UK.

Chortle Awards 2024
Breakthrough Act (Nominee)
Best Show (Nominee)
Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2021
Best Festival Appearance (Winner)
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018
Best Comedy Show (Nominee)
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2017
Best Comedy Show (Nominee)
Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2014
Best Show (Nominee)
NATYS: New Acts of the Year Show 2009
Top of the Bill (Nominee)
So You Think You're Funny? 2008
Main Prize (Nominee)

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