Shazia was born in Birmingham, to first generation Pakistani parents. In her earlier days she started her career as a science teacher, whilst secretly developing writing, acting and comedy skills at drama school, with late night gigs across the country. Her performance on the Have I Got News for You, made her friends and family realise the extent of Shazia's ambitions. Her comedy delivery style of fusing contemporary issues with her personal experiences, blends with her taboo-breaking, deadpan style. Highly acclaimed observational stand-up comedian Shazia Mirza presents her hilarious new show full of stories from her picture being hung alongside Nelson Mandela's in the National Portrait Gallery's Top Ten People of the Decade to, at eight stone, being told she is too fat for US TV, having cravings for Oxfam and being a WAG for a day. Shazia writes a bi-monthly column for The New Statesman for which she received 2008 Columnist of the Year, PPA Awards. Shazia Mirza - A Portrait of Shazia Mirza website
.Performers Shazia Mirza.