Shazia Mirza is an award-winning British stand-up comedian and writer.
Listed by The Observer as ‘One of the 50 funniest acts in British Comedy’, Shazia’s international sell-out tours include; Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Kosovo.
Shazia’s tour ‘Coconut’ was nominated for ‘Best Stand-Up Tour Show’ in Channel 4’s National Comedy Awards 2021.
A regular celebrity guest on TV and Radio, Shazia is a survivor of ‘Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls‘ and has made appearances on many prime-time and popular shows including:
- Pilgrimage (BBC)
- Celebrity Mastermind (BBC)
- QI (BBC)
- The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV)
- Travel Man (C4)
- Loose Women (ITV)
- The Late Late Show (RTE)
- Top Gear (BBC)
- Last Comic Standing (NBC)
- Have I got News for You (BBC)
Radio Appearances include; The Graham Norton Show, My Teenage Diary, Loose Ends, The Infinite Monkey Cage, The Museum of Curiosity, Quote Unquote, The Now Show, Elephant In The Room, Midweek, Woman’s Hour, With Great Pleasure, Between Ourselves and A Good Read (BBC Radio 4) amongst others.
As a writer, Shazia Mirza formerly penned a fortnightly column for The New Statesman for which she won ‘Columnist of the Year 2008’ at the prestigious PPA Awards.
She has written for the Guardian for many years, including her weekly column entitled ‘Diary of a Disappointing Daughter’.
Furthermore, she has written for The Financial Times, The Daily Mail, as well as many other publications.
As an Actor, Shazia has starred in the feature film ‘Arifa‘ and the TV Movie ‘Splitting Cells‘, sitcoms; ‘Beautiful People‘ and ‘The Vessel‘, as well as a number of shorts
Shazia is regularly engaged by international organisations in the private and public sectors, plus NGOs and charities to host and entertain at Award Ceremonies, Gala Dinners and Corporate Events.
Clients have included Barclays, Transport For London, HP, Shell, NHS, BBC, Lloyds of London, Huffpost, One World Media and many more…