Arabs Are Not Funny!


January 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

| £15

 After a very successful sold-out 4 editions, Arts canteen’s show “Arabs Are Not Funny” is back with a new line-up of comedians, representing the Arab world and surrounding regions, looking for an opportunity to showcase their talents.

Host: Shazia Mirza

“Her laconic one-liners represent something quite unique in modern comedy.”The Guardian

Revered, applauded, loved and reviled Shazia Mirza is an award-winning comedian and columnist, as much recognised for her literary prowess as she is for her unique comedic talents.

She has appeared on Have I Got News For You, a regular panelist on The Wright Stuff (Channel 5)The World Stands Up (Comedy Central) Last Comic Standing (NBC) Comedy Central, been profiled on CBS 60minutes in the US. Radio 4- A good read, The Now Show,

Shazia has performed her stand-up shows across the world – from the Edinburgh Fringe to Texas, USA to Dubai and Kosovo. She has particularly travelled extensively across Europe, where she is in great demand. Her hit shows have included The Last Temptation of Shazia Mirza and Portrait Of Shazia Mirza. Radio appearances include a regular slot on BBC Radio Scotland and The Now Show on BBC Radio 4.

Guest Headliner : Aatif Nawaz

Aatif Nawaz is an award-winning stand-up comedian and TV Presenter in London. His debut Comedy Show ‘Muslims Do It 5 Times A Day’ was a huge critical and commercial success, enjoying runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s West End in 2015. ‘A man with big ambitions – This is brave, important comedy’ – Three Weeks.

Headliner : Prince Abdi

Stand-up comedian Prince Abdi described as “a refreshing act” by The Guardian, is a firm favourite on both the London and UK club circuits. Hailing from Somalia, he often makes creative and comic use of origins and identity in his jokes, and was nominated for best newcomer by the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards and came 3rd in the Revels Chortle Comedy Awards. A winner of ‘Your Comedy Star’ at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He is an instant crowd pleaser with a charismatic style.

All acts will be in English.

Supporting Acts:

– Houssem Rhaiem (Tunisia / UK)
– Sezar Alkassab (Iraq / Scotland)




January 22, 2016 
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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