Shazia Mirza is a stand-up comedian and writer who has performed all over the world.
Hailing from Birmingham, Shazia entered the stand-up world in the early noughties and has since performed at Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Halifax Comedy Festival in Canada, Lund and Malmö Comedy Festivals in Sweden, Glastonbury Festival, Hay Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
She shot to prominence in early 2016 with her critically acclaimed stand-up show The Kardashians Made Me Do It, which played for 103 nights internationally across the UK, US, Sweden, Ireland and France and also completed four sell out runs at London’s Soho Theatre.
This year, Shazia has been touring across the UK with her new show, Coconut.
Her many television appearances include Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains, BBC's The Apprentice: You're Fired, ITV’s Tipping Point Lucky Stars, C4’s Celebrity The Island with Bear Grylls, Travel Man: 48 Hours In Côte d'Azur, Top Gear and The One Show.
She has been a guest on numerous shows including Loose Women, The Jonathan Ross Show, Have I Got News for You, The Wright Stuff (regular panellist) and also presented a documentary for BBC Three called, F*** Off, I'm a Hairy Woman...read more
Also a regular feature on radio, Shazia has been a guest on BBC Radio 4’s My Teenage Diary, Sarah Millican’s Elephant in the Room (BBC Radio 4), The Museum of Curiosity (BBC), The Graham Norton Show (BBC), Woman’s Hour (BBC), Vanessa Feltz Show- Pause For Thought (BBC), The Matthew Wright Show (talkRadio) and The Frank Skinner Show (Absolute Radio) to name a few.
Previously a columnist for the Guardian, she also began writing a fortnightly column in the New Statesman magazine and has also written articles for FT Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, and the Chicago Tribune.