British-Pakistani stand-up comedian, Jeff Mirza, specialises in stereotypical and islamic humour. Audiences are left in stitches of laughter from the moment Jeff starts his set, as this expert of comedy effortlessly shifts from one situational skit to the next. Jeff is the ideal act for a wide range of corporate, public or private events, including headlining popular comedy festivals across the county. In celebration of his career, Jeff has won several accolades, starting with the 1995 BBC Open Mic Award to the 2018 BEFFTA Legends Award.
Jeff's career as a comedian started while he was studying for a Master's degree in Engineering, when he joined a comedy group titled The Men from ChaCHa. Their sketch, The Chappattidales, was a hilarious dance parody of the Chippendales. Later awarded the Hackney Empire East West Quest, Jeff immediately took the stand-up circuit by storm. From writing hilarious columns for magazines to starring in the 1995 classic Haggis & Curry alongside Brian Higgins, Jeff has dominated both the Asian and the general comedy market.
In 2003, Jeff appeared in Walking with Muslims, his popular Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. Appearing as Dictator, Saddam Hussein, the comedy show coincided with the Iraq War, reflecting his relevant, politically driven humour. Jeff's depiction was critically acclaimed, and led him to perform all over the world - he was even the the first British Muslim comedian ever to perform a sell-out set in Saudi Arabia. As a performer, Jeff is not just talented but aware of current affairs, meaning that when booked for events he provides only the most relevant comedy sketches.
Jeff is commonly invited to moderate inter-faith discussions and debates, booked for events to provide a light-hearted, comedic flair. In 2011, he even presented the world's first interfaith game show, Faith Off, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Described as the "sharpest Asian stand up on the alternative comedy circuit" by Time Out, a booking like Jeff is not to be missed. He is a pioneer of his comedy genre, fresh and confident. Turn an ordinary occasion into an unforgettable event, with this revolutionary comedian.