Writer and comedian, Shazia Mirza is well known for her journalism, TV and stand-up performances and deadpan comedic style. As a worldwide performer, Shazia has performed in places as widespread as Texas, Dubai and Kosovo, as well as many places in Europe, where she sees the most fame.
Shazia is a regular at comedy festivals, having performed at Glastonbury Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Halifax Comedy Festival, Nova Scotia and Ilkley Literature Festival, among many more. As a writer, Shazia has regular columns in The Guardian, New Statesman, Dawn News and often contributes to the Financial Times Magazine, Chicago Tribune and The Daily Telegraph, where she provides commentary on a range of current affairs.
She has won many awards during her career, including The London Comedy Festival and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year award and Columnist of the Year at the PPA Awards in 2008. Shazia has been named in The Observer’s 50 Funniest acts in British Comedy, whilst The London Evening Standard included her in the comedy category of their 1000 Most influential People in London list for 2016.