Bucking the trend when it comes to comedy, Isma Almas is utilising her multicultural background to break down stereotypes through her quick wit. Appearing on all the major stages across the country, Isma’s unique comedy sets have audiences laughing out loud from Scotland to London. With such a range of content, her jokes resonate with all demographics of audience and are a guaranteed hit, no matter the occasion. Tailoring her stand-up routine to your requirements, Isma is perfectly placed as an entertaining event comic.
Breaking the stigma surrounding religion, Isma’s topical comedy is as educational as it is hilarious. She addresses the topic of ISIS, her personal experiences of discrimination, and what it means to be British, all whilst making an audience belly laugh. A natural-born performer, the award-winning comic has performed highly acclaimed shows at the likes of the Edinburgh Fringe, Literature Festival Bradford, and at London’s Barbican Center. Having established herself on the comedy circuit, Isma is highly sought-after for private events, and corporate occasions due to her fusion of clever comedy and personal anecdotes, backed by her impressive reputation.
One of comedy’s most interesting characters, Isma’s background involves professional experience within the mental health sector, adoption and fostering agencies and social work. As a gay Pakistani mother of an adopted child, Isma shattering every stigma and continues to bring her personal life into her professional comedy through projects like her Edinburgh Fringe show ‘About a Boy –Adventures of Adoption’. Furthermore, she has made regular appearances on The Big Asian Stand Up and BBC’s Asian Network and has joined podcasts like ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ to share her story.
Winner of The First Laugh at Sheffield Comedy Festival, Isma’s fresh perspective on stand-up is hugely popular with audiences and has seen her reach the final of the Funny Women contest. Having enjoyed a regular slot on BBC Radio Leeds, in addition to her continual appearances on live stages, Isma’s position in the industry is secured and her recognisability elevates any occasion she attends.