Comedy this Friday: Shazia Mirza at Oran Mor

Shazia Mirza (AFP PHOTO / MARTIN TWOMEY / MARTIN TWOMEY PHOTOGRAPHY)
Shazia Mirza (AFP PHOTO / MARTIN TWOMEY / MARTIN TWOMEY PHOTOGRAPHY)

Following a sell-out run at London’s Tricycle Theatre last year, award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza has taken her critically acclaimed 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show on a nationwide tour.

The Kardashians Made Me Do It is a searing and urgent exploration of life, love and Jihadi brides that will be at Oran Mor on Friday 27th May.

The Kardashians Made Me Do It is inspired by three girls who left Bethnal Green to join ISIS, and an unrelated radio piece Shazia contributed to the BBC which subsequently received a record number of complaints. The show tells of the confusion it caused as she looks into the nature of offence, the dangers of politically correct liberalism versus the sinister and terrifying intrusion of ISIS into the lives of young British Asian women, and explores the phenomenon of Jihadi brides.

The revered, applauded, loved and reviled comedian and columnist has appeared on various TV and radio shows including Have I Got News For You, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and a regular slot on Radio 2’s Vanessa Feltz Show and Radio 4’s The Now Show. She has performed internationally from Texas to Kosovo and has been a regular contributor to The Financial Times, The Daily Mail and wrote a weekly column in The Guardian entitled Dairy of a Disappointing Daughter.

In 2008 she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. You can find out more about Shazia’s show here.

Shazia Mirza
The Kardashians Made Me Do It
Fri, 27 May, 2016 at 7:00pm
Oran Mor, Byres Road

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