Archived Saturday 11th February 2017 - SHAZIA MIRZA at Phil Zimmerman's No5 Club, The Alexander Centre

Phil Zimmerman’s No5 Club returns with comedy at the Alexander centre on Saturday February 11, when the one-and-only Shazia Mirza headlining with her hit new show 'The Kardashians Made Me Do It'. Revered, applauded, loved and reviled, Shazia Mirza is a comedian and writer, as much recognised for her literary prowess as she is for her unique comedic talents.
Tickets priced at £12.50 
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Doors open at 7pm and the show, which includes support acts, starts at 8pm.

Mirza has performed her stand-up shows across the world – from the Edinburgh Fringe to Texas, USA to Dubai and Kosovo and her new show has been critically acclaimed and played to sell out crowds. She was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy and won the GG2 Young Achiever of the Year Award and trod the boards in The Vagina Monologues at The Royal Albert Hall.

Mirza was born and educated in Birmingham – the daughter of first-generation Pakistani immigrants. Fusing contemporary issues with her own personal experiences, Shazia pressed buttons with her taboo-breaking, deadpan style. She grabbed national attention in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks by performing her act in recognisable hijab dress and beginning with the remark, "My name is Shazia Mirza. At least, that's what it says on my pilot's licence." This was the year she won her first award - at the London Comedy Festival.

Mirza has worked on TV both in the UK and in the States and presented the hit documentary on BBC 3 called 'F*** Off, I'm a Hairy Woman'. She was also a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and other TV credits include: Beautiful People (BBC2) Richard and Judy ( Channel 4 roving reporter 2007) 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (BBC3) The World Stands Up (Paramount Comedy 2004) and 60 Minutes (CBS) and the 'The Wright Stuff' on Channel 5.

"She evokes Joan Rivers" The Evening Standard

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