The Black Box, Hill Street
29th March: 8.00pm – 10.00pm (doors 7.30pm)
Strap in for a hilarious and uplifting joyride into the art of survival in a world of crocodiles, cranks, solitary confinement and alpha males.
Following the success of her critically acclaimed recent shows – With Love From St. Tropez, a riot of brexit, buquas and butt-plugs through the lens of The Periodic Table, and The Kardashians Made Me Do It, a searing and urgent exploration of life, love and Jihadi brides, Shazia is taking on the burning issues of our time in her latest show for 2019.
“I know that 17 million people who voted leave aren’t all racist – just like you can’t blame all the Irish for Riverdance”.
In the crazy matrix of fake news and alternative facts, Shazia is once again cutting through taboos to ask why immigrants voted ‘leave’, why it’s open season on journalists and why white men are an endangered species. With women now driving in Saudi Arabia, testifying to congress and camping on the London underground, can we ever have enough time for hashtagging and foie gras?
“All these people that voted ‘leave’ because they thought that when they woke up in the morning all the brown people would be gone! They’re going to have the shock of their lives when they wake up after Brexit and we’re all still here – Nadiya’s baking all over TV, there’s still a woman in a hijab reading the news on Channel 4 and my lot are still running every kebab shop, petrol station, doctor’s surgery and post office.”
Shazia’s TV appearances include; ‘Travel Man, 48 Hours In…’ (C4), ‘Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls’ (C4), ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ (ITV), Top Gear (BBC), ‘Loose Women’ (ITV), ‘The Late Late Show’ (RTE) and she is a regular panelist on ‘The Wright Stuff’ (Channel 5). Radio includes; ‘Graham Norton Show’ (BBC), ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’ (BBC), ‘The Craig Ferguson Show’ (SiriusXM), ‘The Now Show’, ‘Saturday Live’, ‘Woman’s Hour’, ‘The Robert Elms Show’ (BBC), ‘The Ian Dale Show’ (LBC) and ‘The Frank Skinner Show’ (Absolute Radio).
“Shazia Mirza is provoking laughter and large intakes of breath once again … brave and urgent.” ★★★★ The Telegraph
“As brave a piece of comedy as you’ll see.” ★★★★ Mail on Sunday
“She’s effective at getting under your skin… strikes a blow.” ★★★★ Metro
“At this moment in time – post-Brexit, post-Nice, post-Orlando – it’s on point, chilling and superb.” ★★★★ The Skinny
“The bravest thing you’ll see on a comedy stage this year… a remarkable finale.” ★★★★ Sunday Times
Support is from Sara Jade Davidson – a Bangor born comic who has been performing and writing comedy since 2011 and was a semi-finalist in So You Think You Are Funny. She has contributed to several radio projests with and was featured in Live at The Sunflower on BBC Radio Ulster. Most recently she wrote and performed for BBC tight shorts and could be seen mouthing off about Brexit on BBC Spotlight!
Running time 2.5 hours. Age 18+.