Jeffrey Mirza is an English stand-up comedian and actor of British-Pakistani descent.
In 1993, Mirza won the Hackney Empire East West Quest and he went solo into stand-up and since then has not looked back. He has written pieces for magazines and is well known on the London comedy circuit. In 1995, he was a finalist in the BBC Open Mic Award for The Stand up Show at the Edinburgh festival. The same year (1995) he co-starred in a full-length show with Scottish Comedian Brian Higgins in a show called ‘Haggis & Curry‘. Since that initial success, he gave up his job as a structural engineer and began work as a full-time stand-up comedian. In the Asian comedy field he has worked with and for the ‘One Nation. ..lnnit!’ Team based at Watermans in Brentford and has also played all the major comedy clubs and is a regular at Jongleurs Comedy Clubs.
In 2001, Mirza won the “Best Comedian” award in the BT Ethnic Multicultural Media Academy Awards. In 2003, he won the Ethnic Multicultural Media Academy Comedy award which was held at London’s Dorchester Hotel where the chief guest was Sir Richard Attenborough. The other nominees were Richard Blackwood, Felix Dexter and Gina Yashere. In 2018 Jeff Mirza was awarded a BEFFTA Legends Award.
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